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I am looking at doing a last minute trip with some friends to Gore Mountain, most likely in Mid March. I am curious if there are things for non-alpine skiers? Non-groom/non-resort XC touring/back country skiing and snowmobiling? We are not a fan of groomed boring loops, though like packed powdered hiking trails frequent by snow shoes and XC touring skis.

 

Also if we limit the trip to alpine skiers are there any ski and and outs? Also any places with hot tub?

 

Thank in advance,

 

Solarity

 

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I am looking at doing a last minute trip with some friends to Gore Mountain, most likely in Mid March. I am curious if there are things for non-alpine skiers? Non-groom/non-resort XC touring/back country skiing and snowmobiling? We are not a fan of groomed boring loops, though like packed powdered hiking trails frequent by snow shoes and XC touring skis.

 

Also if we limit the trip to alpine skiers are there any ski and and outs? Also any places with hot tub?

 

Thank in advance,

 

Solarity


A lot more fun for non-skiers if you drive another 90 minutes to Lake Placid and ski Whiteface.  Although won't find ski in/out at either place.  Can find ski in/out off the Jack Rabbit trail near Lake Placid.  Plus can ski on the trails at the Mt Van Hoevenberg Olympic Center, which is just a few miles south of Lake Placid.

 

You can use the tag link to get to a list of threads about Gore.  Look under Topics Discussed, click on the link to get to the EpicSki Resort Page about Gore, then scroll down to the bottom.

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No on mountain lodging at Gore or Whiteface.  Yes Lake Placid is a cool town - 10 mile drive from Whiteface.  If I were driving up all the way from NC I would look into northern VT.


Edited by crank - 2/24/15 at 5:59am
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No on mountain lodging at Gore or Whiteface.  Yes Lake Placid is a cool town - 10 mile drive from Whiteface.  I I were driving up all the way from NC I would look into northern VT.


/hijack on

 

Not the OP . . . but I am headed to VT and Gore next week.  Only because I have another reason to be in the Adirondacks.  Skiing with friends in VA and PA along the way, where conditions are very good for the Mid-Atlantic.  Ironically, it's snowing at my house near Raleigh at the moment. :rolleyes

 

/hijack off

post #5 of 7

Gore is just about skiing.  And it should be quite good in mid-March this year.  There are no ski in / ski out options as Gore is in the Adirondack Park.  There are serviceable motels within 5 minutes of the base.  I am sure some of them have hot tubs.  There are lots of places to hike / snowshoe / cross-country ski, including from the base area at Gore.  Garnet Hill, 10-minutes away, is as good as XC skiing gets.  

 

Vermont skiers will always tell you that Vermont is better than Gore, but none of them have been to Gore.  Vermont areas clearly have more massive condo developments at the base, more shopping, sushi bars, pasta stations, mascara and pretension.  The skiing, however,  is not much different.  

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Oh I have been to Gore many times over the years.  I like it.  However I prefer northern VT where the mountains have more sustained vertical, longer steeps and usually have more snow as well.  Gore can be an awkward mountain to ski - kind of like 3 smaller mountains with flat areas to negotiate between them.  Not a lot going on around there in winter either should you want some apres ski diversions.

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You will love Gore in March. It goes from uncrowded in Feb to empty in March. There is a wide variety of terrain including lots of long glades. The nice thing about Gore is you can always find decent snow as the mountain starts around 1000 ft elevation in the North Creek Ski Bowl section and goes up to 3600 ft.

 

Whiteface is about 80 minutes north of North Creek. The weather is much more severe at WF and the skiing is best for advanced skiers. Lake Placid is a great town to visit also.

 

There is also the option of trying Hickory Ski Center in Warrensburg (20 miles south of Gore) if it is still open (weekends). It is an old school, steep, 1200 vertical area with a couple of poma lifts and a tbar.

http://www.hickoryskicenter.com/

 

The Garnet Hill Lodge is a great place to stay and it is about 15 minutes from Gore. The offer decent meals and you have access to all kinds of xc trails including some serious backcountry.

http://www.garnet-hill.com/

 

There are townhouses available just a few minutes from Gore in North Creek and there are hot tubs. There are also houses to rent and a few motels. North Creek has a handful of fun restaurants. The Friends Lake Inn in Chestertown is another nice place to stay and it has a 4 star restaurant.

 

 Lake George/Glens Falls is about 30 minutes to the south of Gore and there is an indoor water park, outlet shopping, and a decent bar scene.

 

Gore is easy to get to as it is about 20 miles from I-87 (Northway). You will be highway the whole way up until you get off the Northway at exit 23, Warrensburg.

 

 

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