Once again, Gore Mountain has been working hard on major improvements for the new season. Improvements include increased and nature-friendly snowmaking capacity, a two-story expansion of the lodge, and trail improvements, along with the return of favorite events.
Last year brought a complete renovation of the original 1967 gondola unloading station. The new Straight Brook Lodge has a warming room, restrooms, and vending machines for a quick snack at the tables and benches. There is a bigger gear shop, children’s Mountain Adventure space, and a new "family restroom" for parents with young children.
The results of the big glade cleanup means all 28 glades are ready for freestylers, including "The Trench," the newest glade addition and the second with all-natural features.
Celebrate the most terrain in New York state with Gore's expanded trails, which now cover 42 miles and 439 acres. That means more grooming, so two new machines joined the grooming fleet. Say goodbye to that unfavorable hump at the bottom of Cloud/Ruby Run. Now the entry into the Saddle is smoother and faster.
Gore kicks off the event season with Nordic Fest and Learn to Cross-Country Ski Day on December 8, 2018. The next day will kick off Season Passholder Appreciation Week. Then, on the Dec. 15, it's the Gore Mountain Snowshoe Race.
Up the children's skills with Gore's special Christmas Holiday Camp and MLK Weekend Holiday Camp, designed for children aged 4-12 years. This program includes the child's lift ticket, lunch, and supervision each day. There are classes for skiing and snowboarding, or choose personalized instruction.
For midweek savings, it's the return of Why Not Wednesdays. Get savings on lift tickets by presenting a ticket seller with any unopened Coca-Cola product, which includes Dasani water, Minute Maid, Nestea, Barq's, or Canada Dry.
January 20, 2018, brings fireworks and a torchlight parade with the Torchlight Parade & Fireworks Spectacular.
Find out more with the Event Calendar.
There are four new renovated and expanded onsite lodges. Get tickets and lockers at the Base Lodge, which also have four different dining options. Northwoods Lodge is the center for rentals and children's programs. The mid-mountain Saddle Lodge has the choice between full-service and food court style dining. Straight Brook Lodge at Gore's summit is a brand-new place to warm up with lovely views and new snacks.
There will be two-level additions to double the size of the Tannery Pub & Restaurant, with a complete renovation and expanded kitchen. The lower level addition will be headquarters for the popular Season-Long Mountain Adventure programs for kids.
Sometimes, Gore can show their eco-friendliness with smaller things, like the composting toilets in the lodge at the summit, or the new ChargePoint stations for electric cars. Other times, it's about the big things, like building the largest dedicated ski resort solar array in the US. Either way, Gore is committed to renewable energy and environmental sustainability.
Gore has won the esteemed Golden Eagle Award for Overall Environmental Excellence, the industry’s most prestigious honor for recognizing resort environmental programs. They have chosen equipment to create high-efficiency snowmaking, searched out locally produced foods for their kitchens, and made trail modifications with the goal of conserving energy. The recent redevelopment of the historic North Creek Ski Bowl has revamped the trails with earthen freestyle features and other environmentally-friendly approaches.
Of course, all great winter recreation is about the snow. Gore's Sunlight Into Snow program conserves natural resources and ensures guest satisfaction with a major overhaul to the snowmaking system with the latest technologies, focusing on key trails and the ability to respond to real-time weather changes.
As always, Gore Mountain's greatest commitment is to serving up a good time, on or off the slopes.
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