Gore Mtn. in New York is completing a series of improvements this year. Here's the description from Gore's web site:
BURNT RIDGE MOUNTAIN CONTINUES TO IMPROVE - Burnt Ridge Mountain, one of Gore’s newest peaks of development, has been on a continuous run of improvements since its 2008/2009 opening. 2010/2011 will introduce a 3500’ glade called Barkeater! It will connect guests from the summit of Burnt Ridge Mountain to Roaring Brook Bridge, from which skiers can either access the base of the Burnt Ridge Quad, or Little Gore Mountain trails to the North Creek Ski Bowl. Last season on Burnt Ridge, Gore added snowmaking to the monster Sagamore trail, cut the Eagle’s Nest trail, extended the Cirque Glades, and improved the grade of Cedars.
GORE MOUNTAIN’S INTERCONNECT WITH THE HISTORIC NORTH CREEK SKI BOWL – Gore Mountain will introduce an all-new pod of skiing and commemorate the historic event of its Interconnect with the North Creek Ski Bowl. Five trails will offer terrain for all abilities, serviced by the new Hudson Chair:
Peaceful Valley- A 1.2 mile cruiser with snowmaking. Ski the upper half and then head for Burnt Ridge via Eagle’s Nest, or run the lower half back to the Bowl.
The Oak Ridge Trail- We hung onto the historic name and profile of this classic Ski Bowl trail, but are adding snowmaking!
Moxham- This trail will bring you back in time, to some of the earliest skiing in the Creek. Check out views of the Gore Region we haven't seen in over thirty years.
Half 'n' Half Glade- A mini-glade that lets you have The Oak Ridge Trail, Moxham, & Village Slopes, all from one ride on the Hudson Chair!
46er- Big and bad on the lift line. Hang on and dig in.
These new trails will comprise approximately three miles and 19 acres of skiing. During 2009/2010, Gore Mountain opened Ski Bowl Lodge, offering new restrooms and seating, updated ticketing, and modernized foodservice. The half-pipe there was made wider, taller, and steeper. As in past seasons, Gore Mountain will continue to offer daytime and twilight skiing and riding on "Village Slopes", a terrain park, an excellent tubing park featuring 800’ lift-serviced chutes, and several family-oriented events at the Bowl.
I'm most interested in the new Barkeater Glades and the 46er. My friends checked out the 46er earlier this fall and said it will be steep and narrow, as advertised. Should be a fun bump run. Since it's under the lift line I expect it will be dependent on natural snow.