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Gore Mountain Reviews

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Gore Mountain, NY


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...
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Generally a good all around mt., but...


Pros: decent parking/shuttles, tickey windows, lodge staff, lift staff, good terrain

Cons: parking staff, mgmt.

I have always loved this mt as it is state owned and always a bargain.  It's relatively close to Albany which is where I am usually traveling from.  Hammer the Northway and then pick your way up the two lane.  Luv the gondola for cold/windy days.   Also give it high marks for family friendly, till now.    My last visit was over the Prez Day weekend holiday.  I suggested to my bro and his fam as I can get discounted tix being a state worker :)  Got there Sat am and hella cold but my nieces from MD never skied anything but little bitty places back home.  My bro and his wife are both good skiers.   We had a great day and also had a great...
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Partizan Turks

Adirondack skiing


Pros: Cheaper than nearby VT resorts, variety, steep

Cons: Fake vertical, slow lifts

Gore is a very nice ski resort in Adirondacks, only 1.5 hrs away from Albany. It offers good variety of groomers, bumps, steeps, glades. It is operated by NY state and for that reason it is cheaper than the nearby Southern VT resorts. It lacks fast lifts in general. especially the double, triple chairs are extremely slow. Gondola is nice and waiting time is typically not too long. what I don't like about Gore is its fake vertical. There is no true top to bottom run. You have to ski through many flat areas to ski from the summit to base area. Snowboarders could hate this in particular. Twister, Sagamore, Lies are my favorite trails.

Gore Mountain


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).