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Gore Mountain

Check out the Unofficial Guide to Gore Mountain for details on things like secret stashes, best places to ski, avoiding lift lines, and other local insights on the mountain. 

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Name Description Maximum Occupancy Price Range

The Copperfield Inn Resort 

 

Offering 31 guest rooms with pool, whirl pool, sauna, fitness center, Wifi, restaurant, spa and seasonal shuttle to Gore Mountain. 

Extra person charges may apply

$250 and up 

The Alpine Lodge

 

Lodging includes guest rooms and suites with cozy gas wood stoves and private Jacuzzis.    

Extra person charges may apply

$139 and up 

The Valhaus Motel

 

The motel has 12 rooms and on 14 acres of land with a creek surrounding the property.

Extra person charges may apply

$77 and up 

Six Flags Great Escape Lodge

 Hotel with full indoor water park, 45 minutes from Gore Mtn.  http://www.sixflagsgreatescapelodge.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dining

 

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Cafe Sarah located at 260 Main Street, North Creek, NY 12853; (518) 251-5959

 

Crazy AZZ located at 321 Peaceful Valley Rd, North Creek, NY 12853; (518) 251-9995

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Gore Mountain
Description:

Gore Mountain is located in New York's Adirondack Mountains, a 6.3-million acre park, which is the largest state park in the country. It was established in 1964 by the State of New York and managed by the Olympic Regional Development Authority. Gore Mountain had the first ski patrol, first recorded ski race and first T-bar in the United States. Gore offers the most terrain in New York State (38 miles and 422 acres) and 2537’ of vertical. Here’s a small sample of what you’ll find at Gore: •An 8-passenger high-speed gondola, servicing beginner, intermediate and advanced terrain, including the easier-rated “Ruby Run” Trail •8 individual mountain areas, each independently offering their own mountain adventure •The Northwoods Lodge by Lincoln Logs, a newly built Base Area facility that conveniently centralizes rentals, ticketing, childrens’ programs, daycare, meeting facilities, and group sales, and serves as a one-stop shop for families •A snowmaking system linked to the Hudson River •Five freestyle areas •19 different glades providing extensive backcountry excitement •A Base Lodge with over 7,500 square feet of newly renovated space •”The Rumor,” one of the steepest trails in the East

Details:
DetailValue
Snow making percent95%
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Magic carpet1
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Rope tow3
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Poma
Lifts-Surface Lifts-T bar
Lifts-Surface Lifts-J bar
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Single
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Double2
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Triple3
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Quad2
Lifts-Chair Lifts-High speed quad1
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Five person
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Six person
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Eight person
Lifts-Gondola1
Lifts-Tram
Lifts-Coggle train
Lifts-Funicular
Lifts-Other1 HS Triple
Lifts-Total number of lifts13
Lifts-Total lift capacity
Trails-1-Beginner10%
Trails-2-Intermediate60%
Trails-3-Advanced30%
Trails-4-Expert only
Trails-5-Terrain park
Trails-6-Half pipe
Trails-Total94
Runs-Steepest run
Runs-Longest run3.7 miles
General-Base elevation1500'
General-Vertical drop2537'
General-Owner
General-Mountain rangeAdirondacks
General-Annual skier visits
General-Back country access
General-Total area in bounds428
General-Snow making coverage384 acres
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC

Posted

Pros: Glades, Trail Variety, Spring Skiing

Cons: Needs a dedicated bump run with snowmaking capability

Gore is definitely underappreciated outside New York.  The mountain has a couple of reasonably steep trails (Rumor, Lies), a couple of tight, twisty, ungroomed double-diamonds (Upper Darby and Lower Steilhang) and lots of nice glades that range from beginner (Otter Slide), to intermediate (Tahawus-very pretty), to reasonably challenging (Mine Shaft and others), to more than a mile long (Cirque and Barkeater).  There are a couple of bump runs on trails that rely on natural snow (Double/Single Barrel), but Gore could really use a  dedicated bump run that has snowmaking.  If Sagamore trail with 1400+ feet of vertical (and newly added snow making capability) is left ungroomed, Gore will move up to 5 stars for me. 

The spring skiing at Gore (particularly on the upper mountain) is very good.  Lower Steilhang and the nearby glades are particularly fun in the spring.  Closing date is usually mid April and there is still plenty of snow on the upper mountain at that point.

Like everywhere else, holidays and Saturdays can be crowded.  The good news is that the parking lot and lodge are usually far more crowded than the mountain is because there are enough trails for the crowds to spread out.

Gore is a reasonable value in the East if you get your season pass early.  $740 for a full adult season pass if you purchase by June 22, 2012.  We have also had a good experience with the Mountain Adventure lesson program at Gore.  My son has participated for four years and our experience with the instructors has been very good.

 

For more information about Gore Mtn., see my Unofficial Guide to Gore Mtn. (below).

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Posted

Pros: Snow, trail variety

Cons: Owned and operated by NY State - enough said

Gore is the closest decent ski mountain  to me. The snow is pretty good a majority of the time. There's 3 peaks to ski off from. This adds quite a bit of variety to your skiing experience. The trails are rarely crowded with a 10 minute lift wait being the longest I've experienced.  NY state for some odd reason, is doing some major expansion work on Gore with new lifts and trails. Strange it's happening in the middle of a recession ( Upstate NY has been in a recession for 6 years, Manhattan just got into it in the fall of 2008).