I haven't been there in years, but used to ski there occasionally. My take was that the trails were laid out in such a way that there was a lot of run-out. Didn't strike me as a particularly snowy corner of the Adirondaks, either. On the plus side, back in the day, it was always pretty empty. There's been some expansion recently, I think.
Gore is the best place to ski in NY. They mostly corrected all the old traverse issues when they replaced the gondola and added a new chair, then they added some new traverses when they expanded last year. The new chair keeps traffic off the upper mountain, so it's all good. Gore also has more tree skiing than Whiteface, and it has one of the steepest trails in the East.
There's not much to do off the mountain, but there's a few nice hotels that stay open in the winter.
Hickory Hill is going to reopen this year, so I'm looking forward to the best season in years in the Adirondacks.
In general, Gore is a fun mountain. It's got some steep stuff although it doesn't have long, sustained vertical. Kind of chopped up with 3 or 4 distinct areas. They've added a bunch of glades recently and the new Burnt Ridge chair opened up an area of advanced runs and glades that was previously undeveloped. I also find it to be the best ski area in NY. (To me this means not as good as much of northern New England) Good place to take a mixed group as there is plenty of low angle stuff to ski along with more challenging runs and glades. Chattiemac used to be their signature bump run but last 2 times I have been at Gore it was groomed. Because of the chopped up nature of the place it can be a bit confusing at first, but it shouldn't take anyone more than a morning to get the lay of the land.