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EXPERIENCE THE MANY SIDES OF GORE PAG E 2 8-29

WHAT’S NEW AT GORE?

Snowmaking automations, huge Base Lodge addition, groomers, and more! PAGE 0 2

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MEET FIDO

GORE’S MASTER OF SNOW

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WINTER VIBES

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TURN IT UP

PACK THE PARK

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Welcome back! We’re stoked to see you on the mountain. We’ve made some major upgrades at Gore, while setting ourselves up for the snowiest season ever.

What will you love most about Gore this season? SNOW, SNOW, & MORE SNOW

A TASTIER TANNERY PUB

MORE TOWER GUNS ACROSS MORE LOCATIONS

MORE LODGE SPACE

It’s snow joke. This construction season saw major overhauls to Gore’s snowmaking – including a new pump house and an increase in water pumping capacity of 2,000 more gallons per minute. More snow – and faster, means more terrain to shred, your favorite trails open sooner, and more days and nights on the slopes.

Spend more time exploring the trails you treasure and falling in love with new favorites this season thanks to the addition of 312 brand-new automated tower guns! These guns respond to real-time weather changes automatically and can be controlled remotely, freeing up our crews to be in other locations and work smarter, faster, and more efficiently.

STRONGER GROOMING FLEET

Those that love their mornings of perfect, undisturbed, snowy corduroy are in for a treat. With all the new pow we’re spreading, and more grooming tractors to help the cause, we think you’ll be majorly impressed.

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Covering 42 miles of terrain on four different peaks works up an appetite. Satisfy it slopeside at the newly-expanded Tannery Pub & Restaurant. Your favorite place for a mountain treat is completely renovated – with a bigger kitchen and space to house 350 people. (Keep our new Tannery in mind for year-round weddings and special occasions too!)

The addition going on the Tannery is two-story, so while you’re enjoying more room for food and libations up top, the lower level will offer more space for kids’ season-long programs and lockers.

NOT TO #HUMBLEBRAG BUT…

We strive to make each season at Gore better than before, focusing on the improvements you are all about. Last year we doubled the size of the Saddle Lodge, unveiled the new Straight Brook Lodge at the summit, and developed a larger rental and repair shop at the Northwoods Lodge. This year we’re proud to say there’s some serious snow going on. We can’t wait to show you.

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Did You Know? New York is home to more ski areas than any other state

NEW YORK:

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SKIING & RIDING” UNOFFICIAL NETWORKS September 2018

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GETTING AROUND YOUR MOUNTAIN Getting Around Gore

Up and at ‘em! It’s a new day, and there are fresh tracks to be had. With 110 trails and 14 lifts, picking a place to start can seem a little daunting. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Come with us for the inside scoop on all things Gore – the best views, the shortcuts, and the little things that make this mountain so special.

Getting Started

the legendary Rumor. Don’t forget to check out the “Dark Side” of the upper mountain, too – the High Peaks Chair offers an old-school ride to classic Adirondack trails. INSIDER TIP: Looking for a mellower route up top? Grab Cloud to Headwaters and meet your diamond-loving friends at the lift.

Get Burnt

Start your day off at the Base Lodge. Grab a cup of coffee and a snack before heading out. We recommend the Magic Bars. When you’re all geared up, walk out and look up – you’re standing at the base of Bear Mountain, one of Gore’s four unique peaks. Grab a high-speed ride on “Adirondack Express II” and get shredding. If you’re into cruising, Showcase and Twister are great runs to check out. And if you’re looking for somewhere to practice your tricks, you’re in luck as well; the lower mountain has multiple terrain parks. Look down as you’re riding up the gondola to watch other riders hit the features on Wild Air and plan your line. Do some warmup laps on the North Side too.

Two peaks down, two to go! As the sun gets higher in the sky, it’s time to check out Burnt Ridge. This peak features fun challenges, a posh chairlift ride, and some of Gore’s best glades. Get over to this lesser-known area by taking the Cedars trail – it’s a little trek, but well worth the effort. Burnt Ridge is a favorite spot among the locals, you’ll see why! Don’t miss Sagamore, a gentle black diamond that delivers a fun workout and lots of terrain variety.

INSIDER TIP: After a storm, some of the best powder stashes are off mid-station of the Sunway Chair.

High five – we’ve covered a lot of ground so far! But there’s still one more peak to explore before the day is over. The traverse to the Bowl invites you on a little adventure. Take the Pipeline at the base of the North Quad, and head left across the Roaring Brook Bridge. Another hidden gem of Gore awaits with glades, steeps, cruisers, and terrain park features – the Bowl has a lot of everything. Plus, you can twilight ski…

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Once you’ve had your fill of the lower mountain, hitch a ride up the gondola. When you get off at the top, you’ve got a beautiful view of Gore Mountain, elevation 3,600 feet. Getting up there is a breeze, just take Uncas or Pine Knot to the Straight Brook Quad, and you’re on top of the world. INSIDER TIP: The new Straight Brook Lodge is a great picnic spot. After a quick pit stop, you’re in prime position to explore the best steeps Gore has to offer, including

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INSIDER TIP: Burnt Ridge bound? Fuel up with a Saddle Lodge lunch, then find a shortcut on Twister’s Little Sister.

Ski the Bowl

You can reverse this itinerary or mix it up however works best for you! Just make sure to plan for plenty of time in each mountain area to make the most of your day on the hill. You won’t hit everything in just one day, but you’ll have a blast trying.

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WAYS TO SAVE

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ON TICKETS & PASSES

We love a good deal, almost as much as we love a great snow day. You’re already coming to Gore this winter, why not save money doing it? Check out these six must-have mountain steals and deals. #6 | PARTICIPATE IN TAKE YOUR KIDS TO GORE WEEK

From January 7-13, kids ages 19 and under ski and ride FREE when accompanied by a full-paid parent! So, load up your car, head to the mountain, and get started creating memories the whole family will cherish.

#5 | MAKE IT A GETAWAY

Just because the ski day has to end, doesn’t mean the fun does. Ski and stay at a savings when you pair your lift tickets with Gore Region partner properties. Many packages include complimentary meals, activities, free ski days, and other extras. Enjoy more of Gore by making it a full Adirondack getaway. Plan your trip at: GoreMountain.com/Vacation-Planning

#4 | SAY “WHY NOT” (ON WEDNESDAYS)

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What better way to break up the week than with a quick Wednesday escape? Ski for just $48 on any non-holiday Wednesday when you present a Gore ticket seller any unopened Dasani water. Your donation helps area relief efforts and fundraisers.

#3 | GRAB YOUR TICKETS ONLINE

This is truly one of the best ways to save money on your trip to Gore. Mountain insiders know they can score Gore’s best deals simply by purchasing tickets in advance at GoreMountain.com. Choose your days ahead of time for fast and convenient savings every snow day of the season. Click. Buy. Ski. Repeat.

#2 | BECOME A FREQUENT SKIER

Gore’s frequent skier card program allows you to get your first and sixth day free at Gore, with amazing deals every other time you visit Gore, Whiteface, or Belleayre. You can even get discounted tickets for buddies because skiing is more fun with friends!

#1 | GET A SEASON PASS

SKI3 passes are hands-down, no-contest the best way to save all year. Season passes offer convenience, value, and grant you perks and discounts at Gore, Whiteface, and Belleayre all season long. New this year – season passes offer you discounts at several partner ski resorts!

We think you’ll agree there’s nothing quite as sweet as cashing in on money-saving deals that give you more time on the mountain!

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DAN FEIDEN (“FIDO”) HEADS UP SNOWMAKING AT GORE MOUNTAIN. Together, snowmaking crews work around-the-clock to ensure we all have a fun winter. Amid hauling guns, learning new technologies, and managing his team, Dan still finds time to have some fun himself.

Hi, Dan. Tell us – how does snowmaking work? “Snowmaking systems mix air and water, then blow it out into the cold air. The water crystalizes through the process of nucleation and becomes a snowflake. It falls to the ground and accumulates.” What’s in store for snowmaking improvements this season? “We’re building a new pump house that will really boost our pumping capacity up the hill, and we bought 312 new automated guns that can be operated by computers. We enlarged the intake line size to the pump house and the main line, so we will have an increase of volume and water pressure. We are also buying four new compressors.” Can you talk about the new energy-efficient guns? “We have been busy updating our fleet with lowenergy guns which reduce the amount of air needed to make snow. With all snow guns you still move the same amount of water, but the newer technology is allowing us to use a lot less compressed air. That’s great for the skiers and the environment.” What’s a day in the life of a snowmaker? “Put a lot of warm clothes on, show up, get out on the mountain, turn guns on and off, move them as needed, maintain the guns that are running, and keep them clear of ice and snow. Try to eat somewhere in between, and then go home at the end of the day. We have a lot of fun working together and at the end of the night shift, we all look forward to the sun coming up. Gore Mountain sunrises are the best.” @ G O R E M O U N T A I N

“The most gratifying part of being a snowmaker is being able to see the finished product, and then ski on it!” How has technology changed the job? “Immensely! Before everything was done by hand – all the guns had to be manually moved around. We are now at the point where we have around 1,000 stationary guns on the mountain. The job is less labor intensive per trail, but Gore has been expanding its terrain. 97% of Gore’s trails have snowmaking capabilities. The automation technology we are adding this year is such a large leap. Now we can operate the pump house, pressure house, and some of our guns remotely. Eventually I’ll be running the snowmaking system from my cell phone!” What is your favorite terrain to ski at Gore? “My favorite trails are Twister, Showcase, Rumor, and Lies. They are all heavy snowmaking trails that we put a lot of deep snow on. I find it super satisfying to ski them after putting in countless hours covering them. The most gratifying part of being a snowmaker is being able to see the finished product, and then ski on it!“

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America's Original Ski Town A ski culture surrounds Gore Mountain – the locals are welcoming, down to earth, and just as active as you are. North Creek has thousands of visitors coming each year to some of the best skiing, mountain biking, and rafting experiences in the East, but the village still remains authentic to its history and humbly kind to its visitors. How did this noteworthy community come to be?

skiers, rental shops popped up, and folks lined up their trucks for the incoming trains while opening their homes as bed and breakfasts. North Creek threw parties and dances in the evenings after residents and tourists alike enjoyed a day of skiing together. To better aid the skiers, the North Creek Ski Bowl became home to one of America’s first ski patrols, led by Lois Perret.

In 1934, groups of hip and adventurous skiers from throughout New York started boarding ski trains bound for the quaint town of North Creek. Upon arrival, these guests piled onto trucks with their wooden skis and were driven by hospitable locals to the town’s “Village Slopes” and other trails not far beyond.

In 1964, New York State expanded upon North Creek’s ski offerings by opening 14 trails and three lifts at the primary Base Area you know today. It’s been a part of the North Creek story ever since.

Fun Fact: The Hudson River that helped drive the prosperous logging industry became home to a nationally-known canoe competition in 1958 called the White Water Derby. Senator North Creek was an industrial Adirondack town of hardRobert F. Kennedy even joined the action in 1967. Today the working loggers, garnet miners, and tanners who White Water Derby is the longest continuously run whitewater suddenly found themselves immersed in the tourism event in the country, and North Creek is a recognized hub industry. Residents started businesses to cater to these for rafting excursions.

Today, this four-season destination town continues to stay true to its Adirondack industrial and tourism roots. There is nothing cookie-cutter about North Creek – the outdoor recreations are real and sustainable, the locals run generations deep, the food is locally-sourced, and the wilderness is the same as it was 200 years ago. North Creek’s vibe is just as friendly today as it was in 1934, so when you strike up a conversation with a stranger on the lift, you’ll likely find yourself making a new friend.

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RESPECT & SAFETY

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Many of the fundamentals of mountain safety involve respect: for your own ability, the mountain, and others around you. This list will help you make the most of your ski days today and into the future. If you ski in control with patience and awareness, you are more likely to avoid incidents. Be courteous and aware to help everyone enjoy a great day on the hill!

RESPECT: Other People: On the slopes you must behave in a way that does not endanger any skier or rider. Skiers and riders in front of you ALWAYS have the right of way. Keep your distance and pass them safely, giving them plenty of room to make their turns. Your Head: Wear a helmet, it’s that simple! Helmets are a smart idea and they’ll help keep you warm. Your Speed: Stay in control. Stay safe by regulating your speed around others. Keep in check with your ability and the always-changing conditions of the terrain. Your Visibility: When stopping on a trail, do so off to the side and where you are clearly visible from above. Your Equipment: You are responsible for it – make sure your boards are tuned and working well! Not sure? Stop in to our rental shop and ask. Our staff is very friendly and would love to give it a look for you. The Sun: Wear sunscreen and goggles all the time. All Notices: Obey trail signs and markers. Never go into closed areas. Your Ability: Whatever you’re looking for – you’ll find it at Gore. Ski what’s best for you. There is no pressure to go down trails you’re not ready for. If you’re uncertain, let our Snow Sports School know about terrain you want to explore – we’ll help you reach your goals safely! The Lifts: Do not attempt to board a lift you don’t know how to use. Ask for help from the lift attendants if you need it. Make sure children know how to safely ride a lift, and have the smallest kids board between an adult and the lift attendant. Mother Nature: Layer yourself in warm, non-cotton layers and dress so you’ll stay comfortable even if you are outside longer than you might have planned to be.

In May 2018, the National Ski Areas Association recognized Gore Mountain for Best Guest Safety Program. Check out the safety page on our website, our lodge TV screens, trail reports, and mountain signage for important reminders throughout your day with us!

The Parks: Start small and work your way up. Make sure you know how to properly enter, maneuver, and leave each feature. Call your drop in to other freestylers. Avoid areas near features if you do not plan on hitting them. The Glade Guidelines: Wear your goggles in the glades, keep your pole straps off, and go in with a friend.

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GOING GREEN WITH GORE Gore Mountain is dedicated to reducing its carbon footprint. We want to make sure that generations to come can enjoy winter sports the way we do now – with powder days, refreshingly cold weather, and endless fun on the snow.

Did you know that Gore has the largest solar array dedicated to a ski resort in the US? Gore Mountain’s sustainability practices have been recognized with several awards, but the best prize for all of us is taking care of our planet. Here are a few ways you can help, too.

Carpool to the mountain. It’s more fun, and it reduces carbon dioxide emissions.

Once you’re here, plan to use our new electric car charging stations. Electric cars emit no CO2 emissions if they are charged with clean energy.

Use public transportation when you can. Tip: North Creek provides a shuttle between the Base Area, the Ski Bowl, and downtown on weekends and holidays.

Insulate and seal your home. Reduce drafts and air leaks with caulk, insulation, and weather stripping. Your house will be so much cozier, too.

Turn off lights and unplug appliances that you’re not using. Replace those traditional bulbs! Gore has replaced all bulbs with energy-efficient LED’s and installed motion-activated lighting as well.

Donate to food pantries. Move out unused food items before they turn into waste. Gore will help you find a good home for nonperishables during our annual food drive in December!

Creatively recycle! We love turning our cool history into newly improved amenities for you to enjoy, while reducing construction waste. The Northwoods Lodge and the Straight Brook Lodge both evolved from the historic gondola loading and unloading barns.

Eat locally-grown and organic food when you can. Check out our Corduroy Café in the Base Lodge for some of the Gore Region’s delicious specialties.

Are you the type that takes home half of your food from the restaurant? Come prepared with your own container. We’d be happy to send you home with some of our famous soups, too.

Take a carbon footprint test – they are free online and help point out areas in your lifestyle to focus on.

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4 SKI MOVIES WE LOVE

There’s a chill in the air and all we can think about is snow. When you can’t make it to Gore, watching classic ski movies is the next best thing. Curl up and make it a Warren Miller marathon, or try some of these favorite snow-themed flicks:

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Into the Mind (Not Rated, 2013)

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Ski Patrol (PG, 1990)

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Eddie the Eagle (PG-13, 2016)

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Better Off Dead (PG, 1985)

Described as a “brain-melting, genre-blurring film,” Into the Mind is the follow-up to 2011’s All.I.Can. It combines a love of skiing with the pursuit of risk and reward, and is all but guaranteed to get your heart racing. The cinematography is beautiful, the powder is sick, and you’ll need a moment to catch your breath after. It’s storytelling and freeriding at their most intense.

The plot goes something like this — Pops is the longtime owner of Snowy Peaks, but its future is in jeopardy when businessman Sam Maris wants to see it replaced by a fancy new resort. Maris works to get Pops’ resort lease revoked by jeopardizing its safety record. Gasp! What he doesn’t count on is the mountain’s motley ski patrol leaping into action to save Snowy Peaks. It’s a 90s slapstick comedy to warm even the coldest of days.

It’s the film about British ski jumper Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards and his beat-theodds journey to the 1988 Winter Olympics. We mentioned Eddie in last year’s Echo as part of our inspiring Winter Olympic moments and we can’t get enough of this feel-good tale. The movie version stars Taron Egerton as Eddie and Hugh Jackman as his coach, giving us two great leading men to help us see anything is possible if you believe in yourself.

Fine, so not really a “ski movie,” but it’s impossible to leave off. It’s the perfect 80s love story: the nerdy guy falls in love with the popular girl and challenges her equally-popular boyfriend to a ski race. We could tell you how it ends but why not snuggle up with someone you love and see for yourself?

Don’t forget the popcorn!

COZY UP WITH A HOT TAKE ON A SOUL-WARMING FAVORITE.

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Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Pumpkin Spice White Hot Chocolate

¼ cup full fat coconut milk 1½ cups water ¼ cup chocolate chips 1 tablespoon honey 3 peppermint tea bags

1 cup heavy cream 2 cups milk 1 cup white chocolate chips ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract ½ teaspoon pumpkin spice Whipped cream and additional pumpkin spice to sprinkle on top.

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GORE GLADE GUIDE: We have 28 glades to explore, all with their own unique features and natural wonder. There’s nothing quite like floating on top of untouched powder surrounded by the serenity of the woods. In the heart of the Adirondack Forest Preserve, Gore Mountain supplies the actionpacked adventure glade-goers love – tons of terrain, a variety of sweet lines through the woods, and an abundance of different trees among which you can explore your best pieces of the powder. Grab a buddy, unstrap the poles, and keep your goggles on – you are in for a treat!

NORTHWOODS AREA Otter Slide Glades: A few little dips and always packed with snow, this trail is great for beginner gladesters due to its short length and easy-going pitch. Access this cutie right off the Sunway Chair. Chatterbox Glades: Adding some flair to freestyle, Chatterbox runs alongside the Wild Air terrain park. With chances to bounce out, this is a lower commitment venture, but look out for freestylers in action if you do! The Trench: Gore’s newest glade is a twisting natural rollercoaster with a few manmade accents to enjoy. Toward the end, veer left to exit through the tree tunnel! Twister Glades: Our oldest glade and still a local favorite. There are cool boulders along the way and a chance to watch skiers zip down Echo on the other side of the valley. Look for some steeper terrain as the finale. Forever Wild: Running between the main arteries of Wild Air and Showcase, this glade offers a little hideaway in the trees where you can hit up natural park features made of rocks and logs.

TOPRIDGE AREA Cave Glades: Explore a cave located halfway down on the right of this expert trail. You can easily grab this glade right from the gondola and enjoy the lush evergreens that surround the journey. High Pines: An edgy Topridge tour that’s more about wide turns than tight trees. Enjoy switchbacks under the lift line and fun rock drops. Kill Kare Glades: A clean country run to make your cruise of Pine Knot so much more interesting. Pinebrook Glades: Taking you from Pine Knot to Straight Brook, this is our fourth glade option right off the gondola. Twist through these fun trees before a dip back out above the Straight Brook Quad.

STRAIGHT BROOK AREA Chatiemac Glades: This Straight Brook boss lets you try a different line every time. Play all day here. Straight Brook Glades: These glades start quietly off skier’s left of Chatiemac, but they throw you right into showboat mode to run a lower section of its quad’s lift line. The Narrows: Take the adrenaline route that follows Headwaters to the Straight Brook Quad. Double Barrel: This glade is The Rumor’s next-door neighbor, and likely the most challenging trail on the mountain. It’s a double diamond gem that earns you bragging rights!

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HIGH PEAKS AREA Birch Bark Alley: Slip into this pass off of the Cloud trail and you’ll likely find our resident Woodchuck.

BURNT RIDGE MOUNTAIN Abenaki Glades: Get away from the masses in these long, quiet woods named after an original Native American tribe. Barkeater Glades: Take this glade from the top of the Burnt Ridge Quad to Pipeline Bridge along 3,700 feet of backcountry fun! Nice and easy on top, steep and rugged on the bottom. Boreas Glades: The long, wooded landscape keeps you honest with tight trees, a fun handful of steep spots, and plenty of opportunity to work on your technique.

Darby Woods: Our staff’s pick – it’s a fun escape into the meat of the High Peaks forest! Short, steep, and usually deep! Mineshaft Glades: A hop, skip, and a jump to spice up your summit lap. Dark Side Glades: When you’re ready to show off your stuff to the experts on the High Peaks Chair, they’ll cheer you on as you rip it up! Reliable powder pockets, as long as you find them first. MacIntyre Glades: This tight glade with steep pitch opens up at one stop to a birch-filled haven.

Cirque Glades: Named for its remarkable geology, this glade delivers about every grade of terrain along with noteworthy scenery. It’s the longest glade in the East so be ready when you venture in! Sagamore Glades: Saga-MORE GORE. You decide if you want to connect to Cirque or exit toward the Gully – either way, the woods just keep going!

THE NORTH SIDE Rabbit Run: This kid-friendly woods tour gives the expansive North Side even more fun and family-oriented terrain variety. Tahawus Glades: Grab these exquisite glades for some smooth maneuvering with expansive forest views throughout.

SKI BOWL AREA Half n’ Half: This quickie glade is a fun Ski Bowl shortcut. JJ’s Glades: Wide spaces between the trees makes this glade laid-back and approachable, just like the beloved patroller they were named for. Ski Bowl Glades: Get ready for a workout. This long venture is steep and gnarly to get going, then eventually settles into a collection of rugged hardwoods. If you find a chance to bail out, you’ll still be in expert territory!

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RAISING RAISING

A RACER

“My kids love Gore Mountain, it’s their home.” - Sean Tomko, lifelong Gore skier Ski racers know Gore Mountain as a close-knit community where the opportunity for personal improvement is just around the corner. For the young racers who take part, it’s a way to master the fundamentals of skiing, to gain important mountain skills, and to make friends outside of their usual school-crowd. Parents know ski racing is a way to keep the family engaged and bonding over a shared interest, inviting their kids to be part of an extended family — one that doesn’t think you’re crazy for being outside when it’s -25 degrees. Because they’re out there with you. While the community and support for ski racing is amazing, racing is special because it truly is an individual sport. That’s something Sean and Elisha Tomko, veterans of Gore and lifelong skiers, particularly love – especially now that their three young children are involved (Cambria, 12; Peter, 10; Ciara, 4).

“It's a community experience. You’re there from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. every weekend… What’s really neat about the race team is the kids’ friends come from all over... and everyone is rooting for each other. It’s you competing against the clock (instead of) you competing with someone.” - Sean Tomko It’s that feeling of support and camaraderie that encouraged the Tomkos to share their love of skiing with their children. Their youngest will start skiing at Gore this year. She just turned four – a magical age in the Tomko household. All three Tomko children began skiing at the age of four, as did Sean! Ski race families, like the Tomkos, credit the sport for helping to foster a sense of independence, confidence, and self-sufficiency within their kids, allowing them to grow their skills, while still keeping them safe within the Gore family. Regardless of age or experience level, racers stay focused on establishing a foundation of skills that helps them feel comfortable on the mountain. Mornings spent at the Ski Bowl allow racers to enjoy diverse terrain and often promise the chance to carve fresh tracks — especially after a good snowstorm. This winter, the Tomko family is looking forward to continuing their growth in a sport they love, on a mountain they cherish. (Peter Tomko finished third in the last Gore World Cup!) For families like the Tomkos, Gore isn’t just a destination, it’s their home.

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You might know that the Fairview trail features one and fir tree green color scheme. From the gondola of Gore’s many beautiful vistas, but did you also know line, look for two terrain park areas named after Camps, it’s named after a Great Camp of the Adirondacks? Wild Air and Pot Luck. The Great Camps of the Adirondack Mountains refer to the grandiose family compounds of cabins built along lakes in the Adirondacks. In 1999, when Gore Mountain began expanding in every direction, it started naming many of its newly-added trails after Great Camps. These remarkable retreats were synonymous with coveted Adirondack escapes during the 1800s, much like Gore wants to be your escape today. Just as the Great Camps are a cherished piece of Adirondack history, these trails have quickly become classics of the Gore Mountain ski experience. When the Northwoods Gondola was installed, trails including Foxlair, Pine Knot, Kill Kare Glades, and Pinebrook Glades followed. Great Camp architecture is careful to blend the appearance of the buildings into the surrounding landscape, an objective Gore has shared in its award-winning efforts for minimizing visual impact. The gondola was a prime example of this, with low-profile towers and the granite grey

Visitors traveled by train to North Creek, and then by stagecoach, to access the Great Camps of the Adirondacks. The families who owned the camps were attracted to the wilderness and privacy of the rugged area. Most of the Great Camps were giant resort-like compounds equipped with multiple specific-use buildings like boathouses, bowling alleys, indoor tennis courts, chapels, sleeping quarters, and dining rooms. Today, some of the Great Camps have become historic landmarks and are open to visitors. Don’t miss Santanoni – both a Gore trail and a publicly accessible Great Camp in Newcomb, NY.

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The Topridge area was unveiled in 2002, with trails including Topridge, Uncas, and High Pines. As you ski Topridge, check out old gnarled birch trees in every direction, vast sunny skies, and a steep pitch overlooking water to the south. The camp it’s named for had some of these natural features as well! The names of some of the most significant Great Camps were reserved for Gore’s opening of the Burnt Ridge Area. Burnt Ridge boosted Gore’s skiable terrain by 78 acres, its vertical by 200’, and introduced a beautiful high-speed quad. The long and incredibly fun new trails there needed epic names like Sagamore, Echo, Cedars, Hedges, and Eagle’s Nest. As you explore the remote Burnt Ridge area, it feels like you’ve gone into the Adirondack backcountry, but are supplied with all the conveniences of a ski resort. The Great Camps were built for this same purpose – wild and rugged adventures meet luxury and comfort.


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BIKING IN THE GORE REGION BRANCHES OUT The North Creek Ski Bowl’s Mountain Bike Trail Network Helps to Connect Communities

Located at the base of Little Gore Mountain, Gore’s most recently developed peak, the Ski Bowl is one of Gore’s two base areas during the winter months. Yet there’s a different buzz starting, as the Bowl has evolved into a new adventure spot for mountain bikers. It now features a free, conveniently located, and professionally designed 20k trail network. The North Creek Ski Bowl Bike Park has been laid out to provide several different kinds of riding experiences. There are flowy single tracks, old-school technical areas, and a developed freeride area loaded with rollers, berm turns, and drops. A natural terrain park utilizes geological formations to create rock riding, momentum drops, and naturally high-banked turns. This creative mix was constructed by Steve Ovitt and his team at Wilderness Property Management (WPM). The North Creek Ski Bowl Bike Park offers a dynamic display of the Gore Region’s naturally varied Adirondack landscape. “Our geology is unique to the Adirondack Mountains and our riding opportunities reflect that,” said Ovitt. Its location is nestled inside idyllic North Creek Village, with a direct connection from downtown to the park’s infrastructure. “You can literally ride from Main Street right into an advanced biking adventure,” Ovitt commented.

to be more involved in the development of its year-round operations. [WPM is] partnering up with the Town of Johnsburg to allow the network to branch out and maximize this resource for locals and visitors,” Ovitt said. A new and scenic uphill connection to the picturesque summit is the system’s newest highlight, with “spokes” from it branching out to the adjacent trails. “The route is a continuous series of contouring ascents and descents snaking around Gore’s alpine trails and glades. Instead of a challenging uphill climb to the summit, the trail is a variety of rolling terrain with rock features, turns, and stations for breaks so you can take photos or explore side trails. The descent is a thrilling full-on single track downhill riding experience,” said Ovitt. The Gore Mountain Region has steadily been building recognition as a mountain biking destination. For example, in addition to community riding at the Ski Bowl, riders can find intense lift-serviced downhill biking from Gore’s primary Base Area. Garnet Hill Lodge offers tremendous variety for all levels, including ample family riding, with gravel, single track, and dirt roads located alongside resort amenities. Adirondack bike events like The Black Fly Challenge, Ididaride, and Cycle Adirondacks are all held in close proximity to Gore.

The trail system has been undergoing an exciting expansion. “Right now is a big moment – Gore wants

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ALL OF OUR MOUNTAIN AREAS

STRAIG

HT BROOK

Est. 1967

Est. 2002

Pick your pleasure. Our famous cruisers,  a number of freestyle areas, and 2+ steady miles of easier terrain are all here!

29 TRAILS, 5 GLADES, 1 GONDOLA, 1 QUAD, 1 DOUBLE, & 4 SURFACE LIFTS ON 146 ACRES

NORTHWOODS Est. 1964

Some call it Windover Lake, others Ross Pond. Either way, enjoy the very pretty view of the water!

Take pics with your crew on the Fairview observation deck (walk with your ski poles if you have them).

“The Dark Side,” where experts like to hide! This throwback side of Gore Mountain delivers old-school Adirondack skiing at its best.

HIGH PEAKS Est. 1967

12 TRAILS, 4 GLADES, & 1 DOUBLE ON 31 ACRES

Off the beaten path and loaded with easy-going cruisers. Offering remarkable scenery and a sunny chair ride, this is our pick for families.

9 TRAILS, 2 GLADES, & 1 QUAD ON 39 ACRES

NORTH SIDE Est. 1964

Don't miss the top of the Cloud trail - owning that view for a moment is always one of the day's highlights.

Bypass the base of the lift if you’re headed for the Ski Bowl via The Pipeline.

On its own massive peak, Burnt Ridge features remarkable geology, great views o  f North Creek Village and the Hudson River, and a luxurious lift ride.

BURNT RIDGE Est. 2008

7 TRAILS, 5 GLADES, & 1 QUAD ON 76 ACRES Home to “The Cirque”- the longest glades in the East!

10 TRAILS, 5 GLADES, & 1 QUAD ON 55 ACRES

Whether you brave it or not, show your respect to “The Rumor” - it’s one of the steepest trails in the East!

These southern exposure diamonds feature powerful  views of Gore summit along with plenty of pitch, character, and sunshine.

5 TRAILS, 4 GLADES, & 1 TRIPLE ON 45 ACRES

Home to our signature steeps and a pile of sweet glades. If you prefer to steer clear of diamonds, remember that every Gore Mountain area features blue square terrain too.

A great look at Gore Mountain history while you explore some of our newest additions, day or night. Be sure t o hit up the skier/ boardercross course.

NORTH

CREEK SKI BOWL Est. 1934

10 TRAILS, 3 GLADES, 2 TRIPLES, & NORDIC TERRAIN ON 47 ACRES

Extend your day - your lift ticket or pass includes twilight access to the alpine and Nordic trails there!


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HIT GORE’S PARKS

Looking to get off the ground? No matter your level, we’ve got something for you in one of our eight park areas.

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IT’S WINTER, KEEP IT CHILL

MINUTE TO JIB IT

LOWER SLEIGHRIDE

JIBLAND

If you’re just starting out or looking to hone your fundamental terrain skills, Jibland is the place to be. Located behind the Base Lodge and serviced by its own J-bar, this is a great starting place for aspiring tricksters. Go at your own pace and build your confidence. You’ll be shredding in no time.

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You’re chill, and we know it. Keep it cool as you cruise down to Lower Sleighride. You’ll find a sweet array of medium-to-large rolls, jumps, and boxes here to satisfy.

GO NATURAL

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FOREVER WILD & THE TRENCH

TURN IT UP

POT LUCK

Looking for more of a challenge? This trail features a line of large and extra-large jumps for your gnarliest tricks. Experience a rush like no other, and send it to your heart’s content.

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PARK AFTER DARK

SKI BOWL PARKS

BOARDERCROSS & HALFPIPE

The sun’s going down, but don’t let that wreck your vibe. Head over to the Ski Bowl Parks for non-stop shredding until 8pm. Practice your skills in the half pipe, or try your hand at the skier/boardercross course. Showcase your best tricks under the lights. You’re our hero.

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Mother Nature can be gnarly, too. Check out Forever Wild on a good powder day for a unique run with features like log rails, rock drops, and wooden banked turns. Unleash your wild side! And after you’ve checked out those freestyle glades, hit The Trench for even more Adirondack action. Keep an eye out for the secret tree tunnel at the end!

SHOW OFF

WILD AIR

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Appropriately named, Wild Air is Gore’s original park, where freestylers head for their favorite features. Show off what you’ve got to the spectators riding the gondola. With a mix of medium to large rails and jumps, you’ll be crushing the ride in style.

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BE YOND THE MOU NTAIN

ENJOYING GORE?

VISIT OUR AWESOME SISTER MOUNTAINS TOO!

B E L L E AY R E GORE WHITEFACE

All frequent skier cards, Snow Samplers, and many of our season passes include access to Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington, NY and Belleayre Mountain in Highmount, NY! You can also use any Gore Mountain multi-day ticket at Whiteface or Belleayre as of your second day. Season passholders enjoy pass perks from each mountain where their pass is accepted! Keep in mind if you are using Resort Charge or debitware features to make on-mountain purchases with your pass, they can be used at any of our three mountains as well.

Gore Mountain and the Olympic Regional Development Authority would like to thank its sponsors and suppliers for playing a major role in helping to make activities, training, and events possible at our venues.

SPONSORS

SUPPLIERS

EXCLUSIVE HOSPITALITY PROVIDER

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TOGETHER COME And Ski as You Are!

GORE IS…

For Families

The varied terrain at Gore means that whatever your ski level, the perfect snow day is always waiting for you and the ones you love most. Whether it's Snow Sports School for the little ones and newbies, glade skiing for those who prefer to ski the trees, the terrain park for the truly adventurous, or some of the steepest slopes in the East – Gore is the one thing the whole family can enjoy and build traditions around. There’s something for everyone; and a mountain to grow with. [Have a family member not ready to hit the slopes? Gore’s Bear Cub Den Daycare offers a safe, fun environment for those aged 6 months to 6 years.]

For Those Seeking Quiet

Others come to Gore to wind down, NOT rev up. They arrive seeking a quiet backdrop to explore the mountain’s sheer expansiveness. The size of the mountain (with the most skiable terrain in New York state!) offers skiers the quiet and the room they need to enjoy backcountry trails and to leave stress behind. They are not seeking speed, but a mountain retreat where they can sink into untouched powder and enjoy a day of Nordic skiing, scenic snowshoeing, or tackling the trails all to themselves. Gore offers these guests the opportunity to get away from the hustle of the week, while allowing them to connect back to themselves, to others, and to the Adirondack region they love.

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Gore is a mountain of many sides. The nine literal sides are home to 110 trails, 2,537’ of vertical drops, and 14 lifts, but also the sides that run deeper than the powder. The sides of Gore that connect families, friends, and loved ones to offer them the opportunity to come together, but to ski as they are. The greatest side of Gore is the one that makes it okay to explore the mountain on your own, within your own ability, to find your perfect day. What is it like to spend a ski day at Gore? It’s whatever you want it to be.

For Adventurers

Now imagine yourself on the slopes. Can you feel your vision narrowing, your adrenaline pumping, and your heart rate increasing? If the answer is yes, you may be a Gore adventurer. Many guests love Gore for its roots as a large, untouched, wild Adirondack mountain. They arrive in packs, viewing Gore as their playground; their challenge to touch every part. While others get lost in mountain tranquility, Gore adventurers are hyper-focused on exploring trails, steep peaks, glades, and high-speed returns. For them, to be at Gore is to experience what it’s like to have super powers – if only for a brief time. We love that Gore can be the challenge adventurers seek.

For A Perfect Day

Not everyone who arrives at Gore steps foot on the mountain. Some come to hang out with friends in the yurt, to watch events happening in the Ski Bowl, or to spend time in the lodge with loved ones — all are welcome! From the serious powder hounds to the masters of the terrain park to our favorite Li’l Rippers – Gore is a place to come together, to create memories, and to enjoy your perfect snow day, whatever that means to you.

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CREEK CULTURE

Welcome to North Creek! There’s much more to this place than just the mountain. It’s a classic Adirondack town with its own distinctive community of adventurers and nature lovers. Take some time to get to know Creek Culture… you’ll be glad you did.

YEAR-ROUND GORE

The fun doesn’t stop when the snow melts – there’s still plenty of adventure to be had year-round! The Gore Region is home to the Hudson River Gorge, serving up 17 miles of premier whitewater rafting April-October. Visit our website for a list of outfitters. Be sure to check the endless mountain biking opportunities in the area too. The Siamese Ponds Wilderness is a hiker’s heaven – also check out Gore, Crane, Moxham, and Balm of Gilead Mountains for some great trekking.

RIDING THE RAILS

No, this time we don’t mean the terrain park. Revolution Rail Co. offers a unique excursion with the opportunity to railbike along miles of historic railroad tracks in the heart of the Adirondacks. The 6-mile roundtrip cruise lets you take in some of the best scenery this area has to offer from a refreshing point of view.

THE SKI BOWL

You haven’t really gotten the full Creek experience until you’ve explored Gore’s Ski Bowl. This unique area of the mountain dates back to 1934 as Gore’s original base camp, and it still has a throwback feel to old-school ski culture. Relax in the yurt after a long day on the slopes or keep the runs going during twilight skiing hours. You can also explore Gore’s Nordic Center; all levels of cross-country skiers are welcome. Soak in the cherished history at the heart of Gore where the old meets the new.

DINING OUT

The Gore Region knows they have hungry skiers coming their way, and area restaurants aim to please. Check out Page 32 for a complete list of apres-ski stops and breakfast hot spots. We’ve happily welcomed becks TAVERN to the base of the access road, barVino just celebrated its 10th anniversary, you can find fine dining for all three meals 365 days a year at Garnet Hill Lodge, and the readers of Adirondack Life rave about Café Sarah. Be sure to discover all of our dining partners.

GARNET MINE TOURS

Did you know that garnet is the official New York State gemstone? This special variety of extremely hard ruby red garnet is only found in the Gore Mountain Region. Take a guided tour to visit the source of this rare gem and learn about the history and geology of mining in the North Creek area. You’ll even learn how to hunt for your own garnet stones. Tours leave from the Gore Mountain Mineral Shop.

FARMER’S MARKET

Produce, and dairy, and crafters, oh my! Stop by the North Creek Farmer’s Market for a weekly celebration of all things North Creek – fresh fruits and veggies, meats and dairy products, baked goods, live music, and local crafts. The Market happens on Thursdays at Riverfront Park June-September.

TANNERY POND

Located in the heart of North Creek, the Tannery Pond Community Center is the hub for downtown arts, including a gallery, live music venue, and space for community gatherings. Stop in or go to TanneryPondCenter.org to see what’s happening.

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becksTAVERN offers German inspired cuisine joined with delicious American favorites such as wings and burgers and a full bar. Open for lunch & dinner. Call for hours. 881 Peaceful Valley Rd North Creek, NY 12853 www.becksTAVERN.com • 518 251 5100

Gore Mountain Lodge & becksTavern welcomes you with its unique and creative take on mountain lodging and dining. Great food, camaraderie, and the best night’s sleep ever are among the chief staples of your unique mountain stay. Located just a few hundred yards from the access road to Gore Mountain Ski Resort, you’re already home after a day of skiing.

Gore Mountain Lodge was carefully renovated in 2013; and is known for its warm, artistic and comfortable rooms. Locally owned & operated. 881 Peaceful Valley Rd North Creek, NY 12853 www.goremountainlodge.com • 855 846 7365

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GO RE M O UNTA IN

LOCAL DIRECTORY Looking for a place nearby to grab a bite to eat, or to recharge for the night before another long day of shredding the slopes? We've got you covered.

RESTAURANTS Adirondack Pub & Brewery 35 MINUTES FROM GORE

Lake George’s Brewery - Family-Friendly Dining - Handcrafted Ales & Lagers - Brewery Tours Available - Cozy Adirondack Atmosphere - Large Parties Welcome

33 Canada Street, Lake George (518) 668-0002

ADKBrewery.com

barVino

Basil & Wick’s

5 MINUTES FROM GORE

3 MINUTES FROM GORE

barVino is your perfect après-ski  dinner spot. Small and large plates for sharing, 50+ craft beers and 15 wines by the glass in an intimate setting with fireside dining and live music throughout the year.

Gore’s original après-ski gathering place, where young and old, locals and strangers, enjoy the area’s finest food and drinks! Full bar, happy hours. Large groups welcome. Children’s menu.

272 Main Street, North Creek

3195 State Route 28, North Creek

barVinoNorthCreek.com

(518) 251-3100

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Café Sarah

becks TAVERN 2 MINUTES FROM GORE

5 MINUTES FROM GORE

becks TAVERN offers a unique and new alpine inspired dining experience in the Gore Mountain Valley along the banks of Roaring Brook.

Cafe Sarah offers gourmet sandwiches and soups, homemade pastries, coffee, tea, and espresso. Call ahead for a bag lunch!

881 Peaceful Valley Road, North Creek

260 Main Street, North Creek

(518) 251-5100

(518) 251-5959

becksTavern.com

Chrissy’s Cafe

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Inn on Gore Mountain

5 MINUTES FROM GORE

2 MINUTES FROM GORE

Just good food in a familyfriendly atmosphere. Serving traditional, homemade favorites. Gluten-free options. Open 7am to 3pm daily, breakfast served all day!

Serving beautifully handcrafted dinners, with vegetarian meals a specialty! Come experience fine family dining at its best, in a welcoming ski lodge setting.

296 Main Street, North Creek

711 Peaceful Valley Road, North Creek

(518) 251-9909

(518) 251-2111

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Log House Restaurant & Pub 15 MINUTES FROM GORE

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Marsha’s Family Restaurant

5 MINUTES FROM GORE

Stunning views, fireside warmth, savory soups, seasonal appetizers, inspired entrees, and homemade desserts. Discover our passion for good food, Adirondack ingredients, and the great outdoors.

Welcoming skiers and riders to this local favorite. Enjoy homemade breakfast and lunch daily, 7am-3pm. Friendly, prompt service. Children’s menu available.

39 Garnet Hill Road, North River

268 Main Street, North Creek

(518) 251-2444

(518) 251-5750

Garnet-Hill.com

Sticks & Stones 25 MINUTES FROM GORE

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TR’s Restaurant & Lounge 35 MINUTES FROM GORE

TR’s Restaurant and Lounge offers the perfect setting for great food and friendly conversations. TR’s is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, conveniently located in the Holiday Inn Resort Lake George Water View.

Wood-fired Bistro & Bar featuring Neapolitan pizza, steaks, chicken, seafood, pasta, and salads. 7-day/week yearround dining in a handcrafted lodge. TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence recipient.

739 US Route 9, Schroon Lake

2223 Canada Street, Lake George

(518) 532-WOOD

(518) 668-5781

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O.P. Frederick’s

Tannery Pub & Restaurant

12 MINUTES FROM GORE

SLOPESIDE AT GORE

GREEN

5064 State Route 8, Chestertown (518) 494-4141

Relax après-ski in the most convenient dining option to Gore, expanded and completely renovated for the 2018-19 snow season. Sit in booths created from historic red gondola cabins. Full-service menu and lively entertainment schedule.

HudsonHollowHops.com

Gore Mountain Base Lodge, North Creek (518) 251-4468

GoreMountain.com

Find Delicious On-Mountain Dining at Gore! Visit us at: Base Lodge Food Court • Corduroy Café

Open Pit Grille • Saddle Lodge Restaurant & Food Court Ski Bowl Food Truck • Tannery Pub & Restaurant GoreMountain.com

Witherbee’s Carriage House 25 MINUTES FROM GORE

Witherbee’s is an authentic Adirondack dining experience in a turn of the century Carriage House. The dining room downstairs boasts an inviting fireplace with slightly more formal table service. The Loft area upstairs also has a handcrafted stone fireplace with a more casual atmosphere and full bar. We feature Craft Beer, a variety of wines by the glass and craft cocktails. In operation since the 1950’s, Witherbee’s - a landmark restaurant.

581 US Route 9, Schroon Lake (518) 532-9595

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RESORTS, HOTELS, & INNS Adirondack River Beds 8 MINUTES FROM GORE

Alpine Lodge 5 MINUTES FROM GORE

River Beds is the perfect base camp for groups of family/ friends. Ten comfortable beds sleep up to 14. Full kitchen for home cooked meals. Two custom tile showers and a cozy wood stove in the living room will help you unwind after a day of adventure.

Small motel in Adirondack motif in “downtown” North Creek - perfect for après-ski. 14 rooms, 4 efficiencies. Outdoor fireplace, continental breakfast, shuttle, and wifi.

4479 State Route 28, North River

264 Main Street, North Creek

(315) 580-2718

(518) 251-2451

ADKRiverBeds.com

AdirondackAlpineLodge.com

Best Western 35 MINUTES FROM GORE

Highly rated hotel exudes warmth and quality with wifi, indoor pool, complimentary continental breakfast, and shuttle service available.

2452 State Route 9N, Lake George (518) 668-5701

BestWesternLakeGeorge.com

Cornerstone Victorian B&B 20 MINUTES FROM GORE

Voted “Best Breakfast.” Featuring 5 elegant guest rooms with private baths, TV, wifi, some with whirlpool/fireplace. 5-course gourmet breakfast, desserts, and beverages.

3921 Main Street, Warrensburg (518) 623-3308

North Creek Heads In Beds 5 MINUTES FROM GORE

GREEN

CornerstoneVictorian.com

On The Way B&B 6 MINUTES FROM GORE

GREEN

191 Main Street, North Creek

2021 State Route 28, Wevertown

(518) 412-2821

(518) 251-2900

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R ESO R TS , H OT E L S, & I N N S

Country Inn & Suites By Radisson 35 MINUTES FROM GORE

Dunham’s Bay Resort 40 MINUTES FROM GORE

Nestled in the heart of the Adirondacks, offering everything you need for your winter getaway. Check in to warm cookies and fireplace, relax at our indoor pool & hot tub, or workout at our fitness center. Lots of shopping and entertainment nearby for après-ski! Call today or check our website for packages.

Family-friendly hotel rooms and 2-bedroom cabins. Full-service restaurant & bar on-site serving dinner Thursday-Sunday, and Sunday brunch.

1130 State Route 9, Queensbury

2999 State Route 9L, Lake George

(518) 745-0180

(518) 656-9242

CountryInns.com/QueensburyNY

DunhamsBay.com

Friends Lake Inn

Fern Lodge

18 MINUTES FROM GORE

18 MINUTES FROM GORE

A historic Adirondack hotel offering luxury lodging and award-winning dining. Enjoy easy access to Gore Mountain and on-site snowshoe trails.

Luxurious lodge with 5 romantic lake view guest rooms: king beds, fireplaces, Jacuzzis. Outdoor hot tub, bar, theatre, pool table, sauna, and snowshoeing on premise.

46 Fiddlehead Bay Road, Chestertown

963 Friends Lake Road, Chestertown

(518) 494-7238

(518) 494-4751

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Fort William Henry 35 MINUTES FROM GORE

The Fort William Henry hotel offers upscale lodging accommodations with the perfect mix of historical elegance and today’s conveniences. The traditional grace of the Grand Hotel and the comfort of the Premium East and Standard West rooms are rivaled only by the hotels extensive amenities, restaurants, and lounges, including an indoor pool with sauna and Jacuzzi.

48 Canada Street, Lake George (518) 668-3081

Garnet Hill Lodge 15 MINUTES FROM GORE

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Goose Pond Inn 5 MINUTES FROM GORE

Turn of the century Victorian in a charming setting on the edge of town with 4 guestrooms, private baths, fireplace, pool table, gourmet breakfast, town shuttle. Short walk to cross-country trails and Ski Bowl Park.

A historic Adirondack lodge and resort offering breathtaking views, 55km of groomed cross-country trails, comfortable accommodations, and casual dining.

39 Garnet Hill Road, North River

196 Main Street, North Creek

(518) 251-2444

(518) 251-3434

Garnet-Hill.com

GoosePondInn.com

Gore Mountain Lodge 2 MINUTES FROM GORE

Gore Mountain Lodge provides a unique and creative take on mountain lodging and is joined by becks TAVERN. Cross-country ski or snowshoe directly to the Ski Bowl!

881 Peaceful Valley Road, North Creek (855) 846-7365

GoreMountainLodge.com

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Holiday Inn Resort Lake George Water View 35 MINUTES FROM GORE

After a day at the mountain enjoy breathtaking views of Lake George at our family-friendly resort. We offer a full-service restaurant and lounge on site, outdoor hot tub, indoor pool, sauna, ski/board wax room, outdoor firepits, deluxe guest rooms and suites. Please call to inquire about our ski/stay packages and group rates.

2223 Canada Street, Lake George (518) 668-5781

Inn on Gore Mountain 2 MINUTES FROM GORE

HolidayInnLakeGeorge.com

Landon Hill Bed & Breakfast 24 MINUTES FROM GORE

An updated 1860 Victorian that exudes country charm and a welcoming character in the heart of the Adirondacks. Close to Gore Mountain and convenient to all winter activities and several historic towns.

One of the closest accommodations to Gore. Our 16 spacious and comfortable motel rooms have two double beds, some with bunk beds.

711 Peaceful Valley Road, North Creek

10 Landon Hill Road, Chestertown

(518) 251-2111

(518) 494-2599

InnOnGore.com

LandonHillBnB.com

Sleep Inn & Suites 40 MINUTES FROM GORE

Feel at home relaxing in front of the fireplace, or take a dip in our indoor pool. Jacuzzi suites available. Get your day going with our free hot breakfast buffet.

906 State Route 9, Queensbury (518) 955-3000

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Six Flags Great Escape Lodge 35 MINUTES FROM GORE

Just a short drive south of the mountain, the Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Waterpark provides the perfect après-ski fun. Enjoy a splashing good time as you soak up all the excitement of our huge indoor waterpark, always a tropical 82°. Be sure to check out our website for great specials.

89 Six Flags Drive, Queensbury (518) 824-6060

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Wingate by Wyndham

35 MINUTES FROM GORE

Guests value our variety of rooms, our long list of upscale amenities, and our contemporary Adirondack style. Enjoy the tranquility of a full-featured hotel, off the beaten path, but right in the heart of it all. Complimentary deluxe breakfast buffet daily. Ask about our discounted ski and stay packages.

4054 State Route 9L, Lake George (518) 668-4884

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VACATION RENTALS

Adirondack “By Owner” Visit our website at ADKByOwner.com to see 1000+ photo listings of Adirondack vacation rentals, real estate for sale, and timeshares offered by owner. We cover the entire Adirondack Park region, including the Gore Mountain region, Lake George, Lake Placid, Old Forge, and more. Condos, cottages, residential homes, land, waterfront, every price range. For a week... or a lifetime... you’ll find it here.

(518) 891-9919

Adirondack Pines Streamside Cabin 12 MINUTES FROM GORE

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Cozy cabin in a private setting on Mill Creek. Full kitchen, full bath. Sleeps 5, gas fireplace, gas grill on deck, DirecTV, and wifi. Pet friendly. Discount lift tickets available.

ADKByOwner.com

Adirondack Pines Vacation Home 29 MINUTES FROM GORE

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3-bedroom home near Gore Mountain & Schroon Lake. Full kitchen, full bath. Sleeps 6, gas fireplace, TV/DVD, washer/dryer, deck with gas grill, and wifi. Discount lift tickets available.

12 Cleveland Road, Johnsburg

1257 Valentine Pond Road, Adirondack

(518) 494-5249

(518) 494-5249

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VACATI O N R E N TA L S

Adirondack Round House 10 MINUTES FROM GORE

Alynn’s Butterfly Inn 17 MINUTES FROM GORE

Rent the entire Inn as a family/ friends vacation home. Sleeps 10 adults, sorry no children under 10. 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms. Some with jacuzzi tubs and electric fireplaces. Fully-equipped kitchen. Great room with fireplace. Free wifi. No pets. Warren County Snowmobile Trail access from property.

One of a kind in our area, with many windows, contemporary colors, and rustic decor! Each level has its own entrance, kitchen, and gas fireplace. Perfect for one or two families.

316 Edwards Hill Road, Bakers Mills

69 State Route 28, Warrensburg

(518) 251-3263

(518) 744-3532

ADKMaisonRonde.com

Blackstone Lodge 10 MINUTES FROM GORE

AlynnsButterflyInn.com

Creekside Cabins

2 MINUTES FROM GORE

Beautiful, romantic Adirondack getaway for two, at the foot of Eleventh Mountain. Cozy and unique with many added touches to make it special. Covered parking.

1/3 mile from ski center entrance. Four bedrooms with 1 queen and 3 doubles. Free wifi, wood stove, and sauna. Fully stocked kitchen.

295 Edwards Hill Road, Bakers Mills

722 Peaceful Valley Road, North Creek

(518) 251-3263

(518) 281-0420

TheBlackstoneLodge.com

TheCreeksideCabins@gmail.com

Blue Mountain Rest

35 MINUTES FROM GORE

5 Rental Units — A Vacation Home & 2 Double Cabins can accommodate families or ski groups of up to 31 guests. Two cabin units sleep 4 each, one sleeps 5, and the fourth sleeps 6. Our vacation home sleeps 12. All have fully-equipped kitchens, DirecTV & wifi. Ask about our units with fireplaces. Get discounted lift tickets and lodging rates with our Ski & Stay Packages, details on our web site. Group rate specials for 20 or more. Pet friendly.

8821 NYS Route 30, Blue Mountain Lake (518) 352-7006

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The Cabins at Dillon Hill 8 MINUTES FROM GORE

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The perfect Adirondack escape for couples, a family, or a small group. Our cabins have two bedrooms with private baths, a center common room with fieldstone fireplace, dining area, and kitchen.

58 Dillon Hill Road, Wevertown (518) 251-2912

DillonHill.com

Fischer Cabin

Glen Lodge

25 MINUTES FROM GORE

15 MINUTES FROM GORE

The Azaert Family invites you to relax at our beautiful lodge, recently built in authentic Adirondack style. We combine modern comfort with rustic simplicity. Cedar furniture and country quilts decorate eight guest rooms, each with private bath. Country store on-site.

Large three-bedroom home with a master suite. Sleeps 6-8 comfortably. Open floor plan with tons of storage. Built in 2018 and close to everything. Ask about midweek specials!

33 Loon Lake Heights, Chestertown

1123 State Route 28, Warrensburg

(845) 849-4834

(800) 867-2335

DFischer00001@gmail.com

Gore Farmhouse 5 MINUTES FROM GORE

A comfortable getaway for one or two families. Fully-stocked kitchen. 1/2 mile to Peaceful Valley Road. Miles of wooded trails.

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TheGlenLodge.com

Gore View Lodge 3 MINUTES FROM GORE

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This upscale townhome features fireplace, new carpeting & kitchen floor, furnishings, lighting, and Adirondack decorations throughout. Indoor pool too! Visit our website for more info.

28 Main Street, North Creek

At the Summit at Gore, North Creek

(716) 884-8532

(518) 796-6828

ADKByOwner.com/listings/VR8002.html

Hudson River Trading Townhomes 5 MINUTES FROM GORE

North Creek’s newest townhome rental! Amenities include gourmet kitchen, oversized granite sink, heated ski storage, sauna, and propane fireplace. Sleeps 6; no pets or smoking please.

VRBO.com/281344

Ordway Pond House 11 MINUTES FROM GORE

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Seven-bedroom home, sleeps 12. Great room with fireplace, dining room, kitchen, laundry. Also ask about our 1-bedroom apartment with private bath and living/kitchen area. No pets please.

290 Main Street, North Creek

87 Ordway Pond Road, North Creek

(518) 251-4461

(518) 251-2240

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Airbnb.com/rooms/23265726

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The Lodges at Cresthaven 35 MINUTES FROM GORE

Your premiere vacation destination located directly on the shores of Lake George. Featuring deluxe 2 bedroom and 1 bedroom lodges with fully-equipped kitchens, large covered porches, and breathtaking views. Hotel rooms with Jacuzzis and panoramic lake views. Fitness center, game room, and ice skating rink on-site. We have affordable mid-week and weekend specials that work for all budgets!

3210 Lake Shore Drive, Lake George (800) 853-1632

LakeGeorgeLodges.com

Roaring Brook Guesthouse 2 MINUTES FROM GORE

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As close to Gore as you can get, this upscale home is designed for the ultimate ski vacation: 4 bedrooms (sleeps 12), massive great room, 3 flat screens, wifi, gourmet kitchen, huge mudroom, and laundry.

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847 Peaceful Valley Road, North Creek (516) 672-3662

RoaringBrookGuesthouse.com

Peaceful Valley Getaway 3 MINUTES FROM GORE

Ski Bowl Village SLOPESIDE

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721 Peaceful Valley Road, North Creek (484) 225-6886

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Rivendell

Don’t stay near the mountain, stay on it! Ski Bowl Village offers fully appointed Adirondack Great Camp Townhouses with ski-in/ski-out access to the Hudson Triple Chair.

8 MINUTES FROM GORE

Route 8 Bakers Mills (732) 267-0424

GREEN

Rivendll.com

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79 Ski Bowl Road, North Creek (518) SKI-BOWL

SkiBowlVillage.com

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Twin Pine Lodge

Warrensburg Vacation Rental

20 MINUTES FROM GORE

22 MINUTES FROM GORE

GREEN

28 Sequettes Road, Chestertown (518) 494-4355

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Located in the Adirondack Park, our historic downtown apartment is just a short drive from Gore. Visitors will enjoy an eat-in kitchen, pool table, and a relaxing outdoor area with fire pit.

3839 Main Street, Warrensburg (518) 623-1076

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ROAD MAP Montreal

Ottawa

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CANADA

416

ME

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410

3

30 11

3

410

MTN

Lake Placid

Kingston

9N

30

Watertown 28N

North Creek

28

Toronto

30

81

Buffalo

365

Rome

Rochester

28

Lake George 87

10

30

Utica

Syracuse

90

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90

Saratoga Springs

29

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Albany Ithaca

88

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Binghamton

87

Poughkeepsie

NH MA

CT

Boston 90

RI

91

Hartford

Scranton

PA

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Morristown

287

New York City Allentown

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Philadelphia

MD

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NJ

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Gore Mountain is operated by: The NYS Olympic Regional Development Authority, Pat Barrett, Chairman

GoreMountain.com

793 Peaceful Valley Road P.O. Box 470 North Creek, NY 12853 (518) 251-2411

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Welcome to The Echo, the official ski magazine of North Creek’s Gore Mountain. Inside you’ll find a mix of informative guides to help you ma...

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