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WE ASK, YOU TELL Gore skiers & riders share their favorite spots on the mountain PAG E 28

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HAIL GAIL

MEET OUR SNOW SPORTS DIRECTOR

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DIVERSIFY YOUR TURNS

SHRED OUR 8 FREESTYLE AREAS

is Better at Gore Learn about RFID technology and a new logo!

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The Making of the

NEW GORE LOGO

The new logo tells several interesting stories of Gore Mountain! Can you find them all within the mark? The Gore Range comprises four unique mountains of development— Gore, Bear, Burnt Ridge, and Little Gore. The mountains together make up the largest amount of skiable terrain in New York State, and the new logo features these four different peaks.

as according to colonial surveyor Verplanck Colvin, “the highest point always seemed to disappear in the intricate group of peaks of which the mountain was composed.” The rugged, mountainous area was simply labeled as “The Gore,” and the name stuck.

The triangular shape represents the downhill nature of skiing, while the layers of the mark help represent Gore’s varied trail layout and numerous options for adventure!

The design of the updated mark extends acknowledgement to the mountain scene within the previous logo. Recalling history is important to us, as Gore is home to one of the first commercial ski areas and ski patrols in the United States. The earlier logo identified us during landmark achievements such as the installation of the Northwoods Gondola, the introduction of the Topridge & Burnt Ridge Areas, and the completion of the Interconnect with the Historic North Creek Ski Bowl.

The logo is a sideways “G,” referencing Gore’s interesting name. A “gore” is a surveyor’s term indicating an area of unmapped terrain. When the earliest Adirondack maps were drawn, Gore’s true summit could not be clearly identified,

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A snow cap in the upper portion creatively speaks to our place within the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA), which is a New York State entity that manages Gore, Whiteface, and Belleayre Mountains, and the Lake Placid Olympic venues. Be sure to add all of them to your itinerary! The updated logo is symbolic of our exciting recent improvements! We're committed to the largest solar array dedicated to a ski resort in the country, we've been building and renovating new lodges, and are enjoying our complete overhaul of the snowmaking system. We’re excited for this refreshed mark to be featured alongside many more enhancements to your days at Gore Mountain.

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[Winter] is Better at Gore RFID

You asked, and we listened. Now go directly from your car to the lifts with our new RFID technology. Tuck your access card away in your jacket, pass through our entry gates, and enjoy efficient, hassle-free lift rides. The days of ticket lines are over once you have your updated RFID card. No more worrying about losing your ticket or pass or having to present it to the attendants. Snow days just got sweeter, with more time for doing what you love.

New Cabin on Burnt Ridge Mountain

A new warming cabin is now on the summit of Burnt Ridge Mountain! Enjoy more turns in one of your favorite spots at Gore, thanks to a place to warm up between laps. This new improvement was made in partnership with our friends at NYSEF, and supported by the Town of Johnsburg.

Freestyle Cross Course

A new competition-level freestyle course has been laid out on the lower portion of Wild Air and on the previous Pot Luck jump line. Gear up for your next event or hone your skills while inspiring everyone on the gondola. This course will host the 2020 Hole Shot Snowboardcross and Skicross Tour, and events during the 2023 World University Games!

Electric Car Charging Stations

Drivers of electric cars now have six Chargepoint stations. Thank you for your commitment to sustainability, and enjoy your day while powering up at Gore!

We are committed to continuous improvement of your Gore Mountain experience. Read more about our recent and upcoming projects online! @ G O R E M O U N TA I N

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[The Mountain]

Gore Mountain skiers and snowboarders love our range of trails and all of the terrain diversity that nine sides of four peaks delivers. Every mountain area has its own unique charm and personality. Whether you like cruisers, steeps, glades, or scenic views, each of these places has a memorable selection of each.

is Better at Gore

Straight Brook Area 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.

High Peaks Area “The Dark Side,” where experts like to hide! Savor Adirondack skiing at its best, with narrow routes and a classic lift that’s still everyone’s favorite. Don't miss the top of Cloud trail- it's one of our best views.

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

North Side

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

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

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

North Creek Ski Bowl A great look at Gore Mountain history while you explore some of our newest additions, day or night. Spend some time getting to know Little Gore Mountainit holds some of the most challenging terrain on the trail map.

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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.

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BECOME A FREQUENT SKIER

GRAB YOUR TICKETS ONLINE

SKI3 passes are hands-down, no-contest the best way to save all year.

Our frequent skier cards provide your first day at Gore free, with amazing deals for every visit following at Gore, Whiteface, and Belleayre! Every sixth day is free too. You can even get discounted tickets for buddies. Reload online and head directly to the lifts!

This is truly one of the best ways to save money on your trip to Gore Mountain. Insiders know they can score some of Gore’s best deals by purchasing direct-to-lift 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.

Our three-mountain season passes offer convenience, value, and grant you perks and discounts at Gore, Whiteface, and Belleayre all year long. Season passes include discounts at several partner ski resorts and Gore Region businesses as well!

4 SAY “WHY NOT” (ON WEDNESDAYS) What better way to break up the week than with a quick Wednesday escape? Ski for just $52 on any non-holiday Wednesday when you present a Gore ticket seller any unopened Dasani water. Your donation helps area relief efforts and fundraisers.

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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

6 PARTICIPATE IN TAKE YOUR KIDS TO GORE WEEK From January 21-26, 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.

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Staff Spotlight

GAIL SETLOCK, SNOW SPORTS DIRECTOR Looking to get into skiing or snowboarding this winter, or bring your skills up a notch? The Gore Mountain Snow Sports School is just the place to do it. The School’s Director Gail Setlock has a few tricks up her sleeve, and she's happy to share them!

How many years have you been involved in teaching? I started teaching skiing in 1980, so almost 40 years! I achieved my level 3 certification (the highest level) from Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) back in 1983. Later, I achieved examiner status with PSIA, which means that I coach, train, and test instructors from all over the East. Why do you teach people how to ski? I just love to ski – the rhythm of turn after turn, being outside, and enjoying the views. I have always wanted to share that joy with other people. It’s also the people that I work with – my staff, other Gore employees, and our guests – that have kept me here for so long.

Why should someone take a lesson at Gore instead of somewhere else? I have a wonderful team of ski and snowboard instructors; they are my friends and my “Gore Family.” They care about their students and helping them to become better skiers and riders. I love hearing compliments from our guests about how nice and caring Gore instructors are with their students.

“I love to see people out on the hill after having a lesson with them, and they tell me how I helped them be a better skier and enjoy the sport more!” People often wonder if they should ski or snowboard first. What do you think? It’s a personal choice. Do what you are more drawn to. Many parents feel their kids should learn to ski first because that’s what they learned as a child. I recommend letting children learn the sport of their choice — kids will probably take to it quicker if it is what they are more interested in. To seniors that are considering starting skiing, what would you say to them? The beauty of skiing is that it is a lifelong sport where you can spend time with people of all ages. I encourage seniors to learn, or to come back to the sport.

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Skiing is much like riding a bike – you never forget. For those who haven’t skied in a long time, you’ll be amazed at how well you will do – as if you never took a break from the sport. Skiing is a great social and physical sport for all ages to enjoy. We have a lot of seniors that ski here at Gore. Can you talk to us about adaptive sports at Gore? How can one get involved? It warms my heart every time I send out an adaptive lesson. I worked for 14 years with people with disabilities in another job. I was first a recreation therapist and then a case worker. Getting people connected with their community and the services they needed was my job. That carries over here. Anyone interested in teaching adaptive skiing/snowboarding or taking a lesson should contact me for more details. Do you have a favorite trail at Gore? I’ve gotta say it’s The Rumor. Those around me on the trail will usually hear me singing “Build me up Buttercup” as I come in to the top of Rumor. That song has such a beat that gets me pumped and keeps me light on my feet and ready to make a constant rhythm of turns down the headwall.

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Great food, camaraderie, and the

best night’s sleep ever are the standards of your unique mountain stay. Comfy rooms nestled in the woods a few hundred yards from the access road to Gore Mountain, you’re already home after an exciting day of skiing. Offering German inspired cuisine along with favorites such as wings and burgers. Serving noon to 10. Prost! • 518 251 5100 www.becksTAVERN.com

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GORE’S PARKS

From Laidback Vibes to Competition Courses

Throw it down in Gore’s 8 diverse freestyle areas, including the dope new cross course that flows right into the Base Area. This run will be your new favorite go-to. Gore Mountain has a strong slopestyle scene with a fresh variety of features that lets you progress at your own pace.

Park Etiquette & Safety

HELMETS: Just wear one. CHECK OUT THE FEATURES: The size of the features differs from resort to resort, so do a preview lap. SIGNAL YOUR DROP: Letting others know that you're dropping next promotes better park flow for everyone. If you want to signal that you're going next, just give others around you a simple hand wave and drop. People will respect you and it will get the point across. RESPECT GETS RESPECT: Respect the terrain and others. One person on a feature at a time, wait your turn and call your start, and always clear the landing area quickly. Respect all signs and stay off closed terrain and features.

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Wild Air & Pot Luck

The Trench

You’ll be putting on a show as you cruise around a rad array of jibs, rails, and jumps under the Northwoods Gondola. This hot spot is where Gore’s original park has been, and it’s also where the all-new cross course has been built. There’s a jump line for your gnarliest tricks.

Hit up The Trench for even more Adirondack freestyle glade laps. Keep an eye out for the secret gondola cabin, and a tree tunnel at the end! This hot spot has been blowing up — see what all the hype is about. Even if you don’t partake in the rest of the parks, you’ll find some fun in this rugged run.

Park & Pipe at the Bowl

Lower Sleighride

Night or day, head over to the Ski Bowl Park for non-stop shredding all to yourself. You’ll be tearing it up like a boss in the half pipe, or logging laps through the slopestyle layout. A great place to learn new tricks too!

Send it on this unbelievably fun trail as you find your ebb and flow between the stacked lineup of medium-to-large rolls, jumps, boxes, and jibs. This trail offers up cruisy style between a fluid run of fresh features.

Forever Wild

Jibland

Mother Nature can be gnarly too. Check out Forever Wild on a good pow day for a unique run with features like log rails, rock drops, and wooden banked turns. Unleash your wild side!

Beginner freestylers, we got your back- all are welcome to the radness here. Get to the core of your freestyling skills with a smaller array of features on a lower pitch. Beginners and all other levels can test, try out, and nail those tricks. Located behind the Base Lodge and serviced by its own j-bar, build your skills and confidence. You’ll be shredding in no time.

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T NE RG UD B I R

ZZ U B T E U H T BO A

Skiing on Burnt Ridge Mountain is the escape you have been looking for — the trails are monsters, and often you’ll have them all to yourself. With an adventure on Burnt Ridge Mountain you’ll find scenery, solitude, and smiles.

Come see why Burnt Ridge regulars like to keep it a secret! When you start the trek to this more remote area of Gore, it’s as if you’re leaving the world behind you. Yeah, it’s a bit of a journey — but it’s worth it. Burnt Ridge gives you a dose of the Adirondack backcountry, but adds the amenities of a ski resort. Every chair is padded on the high-speed Burnt Ridge Quad, and new this season is a little warming cabin at the top of the lift. You’ll appreciate the extra comfort after tackling the 1.3 mile Sagamore. It’s a friendly black diamond roller coaster that waits until the end to really test your stamina. The popular and challenging Echo trail has beautiful scenic vistas as you glide through its glacial erratics on the ridge of a picturesque valley.

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Once you reach the first pitch you’ll see why this trail is FIS-certified to official racing standards. It has a long descent, offers you plenty of room for large sweeping turns, then delivers a steep headwall that will keep any experienced skier on their toes. The trail loosens its grip to deliver you into the Base Area or back through The Gully to do it all again. Burnt Ridge Mountain is a treasure trove of glades. The Cirque Glades are reported to be the longest in the East. While you’re on Burnt Ridge, check out the diverse tree species around you. The serene silence in the woods, the snow falling lightly around you, and little animals rushing about is something worth cherishing. The Burnt Ridge area is key to the Interconnect between the North Creek Ski Bowl and Gore’s Base Area. Check out the trail map in the middle of this guide for a visual of how to get from one mountain area to the next.


BALANCE FRILUFTSLIV & HYGGE FOR THE

Best Winter Ever! Denmark and other Scandinavian countries are often ranked among the happiest in the world. Many believe that this happiness is attributable to lifestyles based around the concepts of “hygge” (HOO-gah) and “friluftsliv” (free-loofts-liv). Together, these two words mean that families in the colder regions across Norway, Sweden, and Denmark see no barriers, weather or otherwise, to deep year-round engagement with the outdoors. The best way to cap off a great day outside is to get cozy, splurge on hearty and decadent food, and enjoy each other’s company.

Friluftsliv, Norwegian for “life outside”, is the Nordic concept of getting outdoors. It means boosting our mental, spiritual, and physical well-being by immersing ourselves in nature. Scandinavians approach the cold as something to be embraced and enjoyed. Hygge roughly translates to coziness, togetherness, and well-being. It’s creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people.

FRILUFTSLIV & HYGGE TIPS: Ski or ride at Gore: It doesn’t get more friluftsliv than that! As a group,

enjoy each other’s company as you’re exploring the mountain, riding the lifts, cruising comfortable blues, tearing up black diamonds, or just taking it easy on the greens. Gore Mountain offers a full day (and full winter) of adventure for you and your loved ones.

Cross-Country & Nordic Skiing: At the North Creek Bowl you’ll find

exceptional classic, wooded, & skate trails to get some cardio in. Cross-country skiing began thousands of years ago in northern Scandinavia where skis were used as transportation across the winter landscape.

Layer up before you head outside: “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing,” said British guidebook author Alfred Wainwright. Ask any powder hound and they’ll attest!

Health benefits: Friluftsliv is a feeling of being connected to a larger

whole, and a sense of being one with nature. Traditionally, friluftsliv means “a state of mind which doesn’t necessarily require any physical activity.” Regular exposure to nature has well-known mental and physical health benefits, especially for kids.

Get the family outside: Friluftsliv families are more active, positive,

and connected to one another, even when the trees are bare and the windows frosted. Allowing children unstructured time outdoors in winter permits them to engage in deep, imaginative play.

HOMEMADE APPLE CIDER AllRecipes.com

10 apples, quartered 3/4 cup white sugar 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon 1 tablespoon ground allspice 1.

Place apples in a large stockpot and add enough water to cover by at least 2 inches.

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Stir in sugar, cinnamon, and allspice. Bring to a boil. Boil, uncovered, for 1 hour. Cover pot, reduce heat, and simmer for 2 hours.

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Strain apple mixture through a fine-mesh sieve. Discard solids. Drain cider again though a cheesecloth lined sieve.

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Transfer to your favorite mug and garnish with cinnamon sticks

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Allow to cool slightly and enjoy!

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THE HUDSON RIVER Connecting the Empire State, from the Gore Mountain Region to the Upper New York Bay

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The Whitewater Derby, held ten minutes from Gore Mountain on the first weekend of May, is one of the oldest canoe and kayak races in the United States.

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Welcome to the Gore Mountain Region! There’s much more to this place than the skiing. 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 |

There’s plenty of adventure to be had year-round! This place 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 out endless mountain biking opportunities in the area too. The Siamese Ponds Wilderness and its surrounding peaks are a hiker’s heaven — plan to explore 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 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 |

North Creek is ready to serve up large portions of authentic Adirondack food and cold drinks after your unforgettable day of playing outside. Check pages 37-38 for a diverse selection of restaurants, cafes, diners, and take-out. The hardest part will be picking a place to go (because they all are just so good!). From breakfast favorites and hearty, comforting lunches to evening après and sweet treats, no one will be going hungry. Don’t worry about what you’re wearing — the vibe is welcoming and the locals have been skiing all day too!

| 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.

| HARVEST FEST |

The biggest party of the year is every Columbus Day Weekend at Gore Mountain. Adirondack artisans, awesome food and drink, stunning foliage, and an outstanding array of kids’ entertainment unite for this annual bash. Mark your calendar, and plan to hit It’s About Thyme Farm for some Adirondack pumpkin picking too.

| FARMERS’ MARKET |

Produce, and dairy, and crafters, oh my! Stop by the North Creek Farmers' Market for a weekly celebration of 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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Gore’s Only Ski-in / Ski-out Townhouses Three, four and five Bedroom Townhouses 2,000 to 3,100 Square Feet of Living

Townhouse Rentals Ski Bowl Village at

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79 Ski Bowl Road, North Creek, NY

Adjacent to the Hudson Triple and Ski Bowl Park

Location Direct access to Village Chair, Hudson Triple, Nordic Center, Backcountry Trails Services Ski Rental Valet, Private Dinner Catering, In Room Massage Ski Bowl Village Gate House, Fire Pit, Private Trails, Walk to Town

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Podcasts

to Get Hooked on This Winter You already know you’re headed to Gore this winter. Buckle up with a few great podcasts to accompany you and make the trip to the mountain more fun! Here are some of our top picks.

#1 | The Low-Pressure Podcast When to listen: An intense ski craving feels imminent. What you get: Dubbed “the podcast for skiers,” this is the pod for the hardcore ski fanatic. If you’re looking to get stoked to hit the slopes, host Mark Warner and his guestlist of professional skiers and industry insiders will have you itching to shred before you even get to the lift. Part high-intensity, part tender and sentimental, The Low-Pressure Podcast will leave you feeling totally hyped—and inspired. Start with: Episode 100, “Ian MacIntosh — Motivation to Stay Inspired”

#2 | Think: Sustainability When to listen: When you’re inspired by nature and think about what lies ahead. What you get: Practical actions for a better planet. From waste to wealth, and grids to growth, the show digs into the impact of consumption across all areas of life. It tracks the movements, discoveries and technologies making way for a sustainable future. Start with: #46: Powering the Car of the Future

#3 | The 46 of 46 Podcast When to listen: You’re fueled with Stewart’s coffee and Adirondack pride. What you get: For a real taste not just of hiking culture, but of the Adirondack region itself. Chances are you’ve heard of the ADK 46ers, a group of hikers who have climbed all 46 High Peaks of the Adirondacks. This podcast will give you one man’s chronicle of “going from non-hiker to hiking all 46 High Peaks...in one summer.” His descriptive language gives a real sense of personality and intimacy to the area, even if you’re brand new to it. As you drive through the mountains, don’t be surprised to have the thought, “I wonder if he climbed that one” cross your mind. Then start dreaming of climbing it yourself. Start with: Episode 1: "Cascade and Porter"

#4 | Wow in the World When to listen: You’re surrounded by curious kids thirsty for knowledge. What you get: NPR’s first podcast for kids where hosts Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz guide curious children (and their grown-ups) on a journey into what’s cool and new in the world of science and technology. Delivered in a comedic approach with fun and wacky voices, you’ll not only learn something new, it will feel like you’re headed to Gore with your favorite Saturday morning cartoon. Start with: How To Talk To A Dog

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Tune into the More Gore podcast to stay in the know about what’s happening on the mountain with your personal Snow Report! Listen at goremountain.com/snow-reports/podcast

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[Weddings]

are Better at Gore Imagine exchanging your vows while surrounded by exquisite Adirondack views. The look on your guests’ faces as you arrive to your wedding site via gondola. Whether you dream of a grand mountain experience or a quick ceremony, weddings are better at Gore Mountain. Gore offers couples a unique, customizable setting for their celebration. Get married at your favorite spot on the mountain or slopeside in our brand-new event space.

Let us help you plan your vows with a view.

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SLOPES AFTER

Sunset

You’ve spent the day at Gore, and now it’s time to pack up your gear and head home, right? Think again! The fun doesn’t have to stop when the sun goes down. There’s still plenty to do without you even having to leave the mountain. Check out our tips below.

TANNERY PUB & RESTAURANT

THE SKI BOWL

NORDIC CENTER

Kick off your night without even taking your boots off with a visit to the Tannery Pub & Restaurant, located right in Gore’s Base Lodge. Treat yourself to this welcoming apres-ski spot, boasting a modernyet-comfy Adirondack vibe, slopeside views, and a spacious deck area. There’s an outstanding drink and beer selection and a great full-service menu of homestyle favorites - the “Gore”met brisket chili is a must-try! As a side note, if you’re looking for somewhere to host an event, the Tannery is a great option for everything from corporate events to weddings and family gatherings - with seating for 260 and a killer catering menu, it’s sure to be a night to remember.

Have you been to Gore’s Ski Bowl yet? This unique area of the mountain dates back to 1934 as Gore’s original base camp. Grab a spot in the yurt. The Bowl at night looks like a postcard, as you watch cross-country skiers, snowshoers, freestylers, and alpine skiers all come together in this little winter paradise.

If you’re looking for a different way to enjoy the Adirondacks, explore Gore’s Nordic Center, located at the Ski Bowl. Gore is one of the few places that makes snow for its cross-country skiers and snowshoers, so plan on getting in several months of reliable trail access.

Skiing under the lights is a whole new vibe! Your Gore Mountain lift ticket includes same-day access to the Village Chair, so you can keep turnin’ and burnin’ well into the night. The Bowl also features our half pipe and freestyle cross course under the lights — feel like a star while you try out some new tricks. Keep an eye out on Gore’s website and social media channels to learn about events held here throughout the season.

Nordic skiing is a great workout, and it’s also a totally invigorating way to experience the outdoors. All levels of cross-country skiers are welcome, and use of Nordic terrain is included with all Gore Mountain lift tickets and season passes. Enjoy lighted tracks for evening fitness, varying inclines, and natural wooded routes. If you’re just getting started, ask us about equipment rentals and lessons - we’re happy to help introduce anyone we can to this beautiful sport! Join the community fun and win great prizes during Tuesday night Citizens Races.

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AND GORE MOUNTAIN TRAIL NAMES You know the Fairview trail as supplying one of Gore’s many beautiful vistas, but did you know it’s actually named after a Great Camp of the Adirondacks? The Great Camps of the Adirondack Mountains refers to the impressive historic compounds built along remote lakes during the 1800s. In 1999, when Gore Mountain began expanding onto multiple peaks of terrain, it began naming many of its newly-added trails after Great Camps. 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.

Hedges 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 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 exciting 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 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. Just as the Great Camps are a cherished piece of Adirondack history, these trails have quickly become classics of the Gore Mountain ski experience.

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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 resortlike 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. G O R E M O U N TA I N . C O M


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 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.

[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 most recent 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 liftserviced 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 to be more involved in the development of its year-round operations.

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LIFT KEY

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[Learning] is Better at Gore

Join your friends and family, and develop a lifelong skill that is great exercise, fills your soul, and is a ton of fun! You’ll learn with us safely, with instructors that make sure you succeed. Packages are for ages 13+, and include lift tickets, 90-minute lessons, and rental equipment designed for starting you out right. 2 and 3-day packages can be redeemed throughout the season on non-consecutive days.

Package Options:

Parallel From The Start (Ski) or Burton Learn To Ride (Snowboard)

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1-Day: $89 2-Day: $149 3-Day: $179

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Did you know that Gore Mountain has the largest solar array dedicated to a ski resort in the US? Gore’s sustainability efforts have been recognized with several awards, and we are continuing this work with new projects to fight climate change and implement best environmental practices.

Lighting throughout Gore Mountain’s facilities has been updated with LEDs Snowmaking has been modernized with variable drives, automated technologies, and high-efficiency equipment New Chargepoint electric car stations are available Strategic trail modifications have reduced water usage and improved the skiing experience

Gore Mountain has won awards from the National Ski Areas Association and SKI Magazine for Overall Environmental Excellence, as well as awards within the disciplines of Visual Impact Minimization, Environmental Group Relations, and Environmental Education. In November 2018, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation recognized Gore’s efforts as well. @ G O R E M O U N TA I N

New buildings and skiing amenities have been constructed through the creative recycling and repurposing of historic treasures North Creek Business Alliance shuttle program is supported by Gore Mountain

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Located 20 minutes from Gore Mountain, Garnet Hill Lodge and Outdoor Center is a four-season mountain resort centered around an authentic 1936 Adirondack Log House and a world-class Nordic ski center that boasts 55km of groomed cross-country ski trails. As a Nordic Resort, we offer something for everyone in your group. Take in the incredible views in our Log House Restaurant, grab lunch at the Bobcat Lounge, join a moonlight snowshoe tour, or relax with a beer by our garnet stone fireplace.

The Log House Restaurant and Pub is open daily for lunch, dinner and après-ski.

Garnet Hill trail passes, snowshoe tours* and a hearty breakfast are included for all overnight guests.

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NORTH CREEK

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? 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. North Creek was an industrial Adirondack town of hard-working loggers, garnet miners, and tanners who suddenly found themselves immersed in the tourism industry. Residents started businesses to cater to these 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 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.

COOL HIKE: For a multi-peak adventure, visit the Schaefer Trail! This multi-use route interconnects bike, hike, and ski trails along with a few gravel roads to deliver you an adventure from the North Creek Ski Bowl to the summit of Gore Mountain. Follow Roaring Brook, see the snowmaking reservoir, and experience the North Creek backcountry in a whole new way.

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 ON THE MOUNTAIN Respect Others, Respect Yourself, Respect the Mountain. Safe skiing and snowboarding isn’t just a good idea, it’s the law. 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! Gore asks that guests show respect in three ways while on the mountain.

RESPECTING OTHERS Remember that skiers and riders in front of you always have the right of way. Give others plenty of room to make their turns; there’s no reason to let impatience turn into an accident. Enjoy the mountain in a way that keeps you and others around you safe. Before you start down a trail or merge onto a new one, be sure to look uphill and yield to others.

RESPECTING YOURSELF Wear a helmet! Gore includes a free helmet with every equipment rental, and requires helmet use for all children’s programs. Helmets are always a smart idea, and they can make a big difference in reducing or preventing injury. They’ll keep you cozy and looking good, too. Know your own ability. Gore has 110 unique trails and there’s no pressure to go down a run you aren’t ready for. Always stay in control and monitor your speed, keeping in mind that terrain conditions and things happening around you can change quickly. Know your equipment. You are responsible for it- make sure your boards are tuned and working well! Not sure? Stop into our rental shop and ask. Our staff is very friendly and would love to give it a look for you. Stay visible to others. When stopping on a trail, do so off to the side and where you are clearly visible from above.

RESPECTING THE MOUNTAIN Obey all notices, including trail signs and markers. Never go into closed areas. When it comes to 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 sun can burn you and compromise your vision, even on the chilliest day. Wear sunscreen and goggles at all times. Use caution — snowmobiles, snowmaking, or grooming tractors may be encountered at any time.

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General Safety Reminders Have a family plan should you get separated. If they get lost, children should go to the base of the nearest lift and let the attendant know they need assistance locating their parents. Safety first. Orient yourself to our patrol station locations and program our daytime emergency number into your phone: (518) 251-3838. Sorry, both drones and uphill travel are prohibited at Gore. Gore is loaded with glades to explore on every mountain area! Always go into glades with someone, wear your goggles, and remove your pole straps.

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ENJOYING GORE?

VISIT OUR AWESOME SISTER MOUNTAINS TOO! Most season passes and all frequent skier cards and multi-day tickets include direct-to-lift access to Belleayre and Whiteface Mountains! Learn more about these ski areas below. Better yet, plan to add to your New York adventures by visiting them this winter.

Belleayre is a family-friendly mountain, with something for everyone. The resort listens to its guests and in doing so, has made several impressive recent improvements. New this year is the modernization and renovation of the Discovery Lodge and a new quad chairlift in the beginner area to provide an outstanding learning experience. Belleayre is also introducing direct-to-lift gates to make every ride more convenient for you.

With over 3400' of vertical at your feet, Whiteface has something to offer skiers and riders of all abilities. From the Bear Den Learning Area to the off-piste lift-serviced sidecountry of the Slides, Whiteface has incredible terrain variety. Its Olympic downhill runs will test your legs and inspire you to greatness! Whiteface is powered by 100% renewable energy. This winter's improvements include two new trails, RFID ticketing, and several snowmaking updates.

Highmount, NY 845.254.5600 | BELLEAYRE.COM

Wilmington, NY 518.946.2223 | WHITEFACE.COM

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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WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE SPOT AT GORE MOUNTAIN? Whether it was cruising at dusk or a vista that makes your heart skip a beat — we asked you to share your favorite run or memory at Gore. Here is some of what you told us!

Straightbrook Glades! They are so beautiful and always fun.

I’ve skied at Gore my whole life and was an instructor in season-long Mountain Adventure, it was one of my group’s favorite! MOLLY G. / 18 / PLEASANT VALLEY, NY

Topridge! Just a pleasant run.

Sagamore! Love the long

cruises and headwalls! You can let it rip from top to bottom! Then jump on a great chair, rest the burn, and do it again...and again... and again...You get the picture! Heaven! BILL D. / 55 / BALLSTON LAKE, NY

PAUL G.

Upper Darby. The right turn at the bottom of the frozen waterfall means business!

Sleeping Bear!! One day, the snow

was coming down so soft, it was so quiet, we had the trail to ourselves!

ERIC S. / 38 / ALBANY, NY

BILL R. / 63 / CLARK MILLS, NY

Foxlair, lies, & Chatiemac glades! TOM MOREHOUSE / 24 / SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY

Favorite spot is the Top of Hawkeye where you have the best views! AMY V.

I love Showcase — a high-speed cruiser with rolls and dips that just keeps going, with a dependable and fun pitch. 28 /

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Favorite memory so far is watching my daughter come down Rumor. SANDRA L. / 48 / BABYLON, NY

UNCAS!

My favorite view is on Ridge (Moxham) at Little Gore. Standing on top of the jump looking down at the town

and our high school! How lucky I am to have grown up here!

SARAH / 26 / SOMERVILE, MA

SHIRLEY H. / 60 / OLMSTEDVILLE, NY

I start every day at Gore with a run down Showcase. It's the perfect cruising trail. Great view at the top, and the last drop before you get down is just steep enough to really feel it. JUSTIN M. / 33 / BILLERICA, MA

Twister GEORGE A. 70 / KALKASKA, MI

High Peaks Chair is great. Old-school double that forces one to slow

down and enjoy the day. It offers up a reward of endless views. Once rested, disembark and head down Lies if you dare. MAX C. / 39 / ALTAMONT, NY

A toss-up between Hullabaloo and Lower Darby, both are short shots of goodness that keeps us on the High Peaks chair for hours.

Ruby Run

near the granite wall. MATT W. @ G O R E M O U N TA I N

my 7 year old's first black diamond!! STEVE E.

MARK & ROSE W. / BETHANY BEACH, DE

Favorite view is from

Otter Slide glades...

Twister!

I love how wide it is, perfect for super G turns. KATY M./ 41 / WILTON, NY

… the view when I come around the corner on Cloud and the Adirondacks open up, simply takes my breath away. VICKI M.

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OAK TREE LODGE A P R I VAT E R E S I D E N C E C L U B

ENJOY LUXURIOUS YEAR-ROUND LODGING. LODGE AMENITIES • Two bedroom, one bedroom and deluxe hotel room lodging options • A custom kitchen • King beds • Spacious covered porches with panoramic lake views • Steam shower/2 person jacuzzi tub • Large flat screen TVs • Covered parking • Washer and dryers in the units (1 and 2 bedroom)

COMMUNITY FEATURES • Private sandy beach • BBQ grills • Fitness center/sports court • Game and billiards lounge • Sledding hills (weather permitting) • Playground SEASONAL FEATURES • Water’s edge dining at the famed Boathouse Restaurant • Lakeside sundeck and fireplace • Hot Tub Grotto • Heated indoor/outdoor pool

3210 Lake Shore Drive Lake George, NY 800.853.1632 lakegeorgelodges.com Rt. 9N 1 mile North of Lake George Village


GO RE M O UNTA IN

LOCAL GUIDE 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.

R E SO RTS, HOTELS & I NNS Alpine Lodge

Best Western Lake George

5 MINUTES FROM GORE

35 MINUTES FROM GORE

(518) 251-2451

AdirondackAlpineLodge.com

35 MINUTES FROM GORE

Each well-appointed room features free internet, cable TV, and other deluxe amenities. Suites with fireplaces and kitchenettes, a hot extensive daily breakfast, an indoor pool, hot tub, and business center available.

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

264 Main Street, North Creek

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson

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

BestWesternLakeGeorge.com

Nestled in the Adirondacks, offering everything you need for your getaway. Check in to warm cookies and fireplace, relaxing indoor pool & hot tub, and fitness center. Lots of shopping and more nearby! Call or check online for packages.

1130 State Route 9, Queensbury (518) 745-0180

CountryInn.com/QueensburyNY

Baymont Inn & Suites Queensbury by Wyndham 40 MINUTES FROM GORE

Relax in our newly renovated rooms after a day of adventure on the mountain. Enjoy our heated indoor pool and hot buffet breakfast. The Baymont has everything you need to make your experience memorable and enjoyable.

1 Abbey Lane, Queensbury (518) 793-7701

WyndhamHotels.com/Baymont/

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Courtyard Marriott 35 MINUTES FROM GORE

Take in scenic views of the lake or Adirondack Mountains from the Courtyard. Stay right in the village just a short drive from Gore! After a long day on the slopes, relax at the fireplace or indoor pool and enjoy some flavorful American cuisine at Charlie’s Bar and Kitchen- the perfect place for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

365 Canada Street, Lake George (518) 761-1150

Marriott.com/GFLCY

Dunham’s Bay Resort

40 MINUTES FROM GORE

Dunham’s Bay Resort offers Traditional Hotel Rooms and 2-Bedroom Cabins with kitchens. Our family-friendly resort is located on the southeast shore of Lake George and houses The View Restaurant, open for Dinner ThursdaySunday and Sunday Brunch all winter long.

2999 State Route 9L, Lake George (518) 656-9242

DunhamsBay.com

Cornerstone Victorian B&B 20 MINUTES FROM GORE

(518) 623-3308

5 MINUTES FROM GORE

18 MINUTES FROM GORE

Turn of the century Victorian B&B in a charming setting on Main Street with 4 guest rooms, private baths, fireplace, pool table, gourmet breakfast, outdoor fire pit, town shuttle. Short walk to cross-country trails and Ski Bowl Park.

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.

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

Goose Pond Inn

Fern Lodge

46 Fiddlehead Bay Road, Chestertown

196 Main Street, North Creek

(518) 494-7238

(518) 251-3434

TheFernLodge.com

GoosePondInn.com

CornerstoneVictorian.com

Garnet Hill Lodge 15 MINUTES FROM GORE

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 (518) 251-2444

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Fort William Henry Hotel 35 MINUTES FROM GORE

The Fort William Henry offers upscale lodging accommodations with the perfect mix of historical elegance and today’s conveniences. From the traditional grace of the Grand Hotel to the comfort of the Premium and Standard rooms, all of our accommodations enjoy access to our extensive amenities. Food and beverage outlets will enhance your Fort William Henry experience.

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

FortWilliamHenry.com

Friends Lake Inn 18 MINUTES FROM GORE

Adult accommodations made for skiers: imagine yourself in a room with an unforgettable steam shower, Jacuzzi, or soaker tub, slipping into a luxury robe then falling asleep in front of a fire inside the coziest bedsheets ever. 17 unique rooms to choose from.

963 Friends Lake Road, Chestertown (518) 494-4751

FriendsLake.com

Gore Mountain Lodge 2 MINUTES FROM GORE

Family run and unique. Cozy rooms, relaxing community yurts, a restaurant, bar, biergarten yurt, and lots of space to roam and play. Nestled in the woods minutes from skiing.

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

GoreMountainLodge.com

Home2 Suites By Hilton 40 MINUTES FROM GORE

Conveniently located right off of I-87, in walking distance of shops, dining, and cinemas at Aviation Mall. Colorful suites with living, sleeping, and dining areas. Free wifi, indoor pool, business center, laundry facility, and hot breakfast.

524 Aviation Road, Queensbury (518) 741-7600

Home2Suites3.hilton.com

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Holiday Inn Resort 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

HolidayInnLakeGeorge.com

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Inn On Gore Mountain 2 MINUTES FROM GORE

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 (518) 251-2111

Inn At Erlowest

35 MINUTES FROM GORE

InnOnGore.com

North Creek Heads In Beds 5 MINUTES FROM GORE

GREEN

This Queen-Anne Stone Castle offers ten unique guest rooms featuring gorgeous lake or mountain views & farm-to-table, AAA 4 Diamond Restaurant. Dining at Erlowest is available year-round. Located on the same property off Northway Exit 22, Sun Castle Resort offers two-bedroom townhouses with all the conveniences of home & beyond. Perfect for an Adirondack getaway!

3178 Lake Shore Drive, Lake George (518) 668-5928

TheInnAtErlowest.com

191 Main Street, North Creek (518) 412-2821

NorthCreekHeadsInBeds.com

Warrensburg Inn & Suites 20 MINUTES FROM GORE

GREEN

4046 Main Street, Warrensburg (518) 623-2955

WarrensburgInnAndSuites.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

SleepInnLakeGeorge.com

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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VACATI ON RENTALS

Adirondack “By Owner”

Adirondack Pines Streamside Cabin 12 MINUTES FROM GORE

Visit our website to see photo listings of vacation rentals and real estate. Gore Mountain region and the entire Adirondack Park. Condos, cottages, residential, businesses, land, waterfront, every price range.

(518) 891-9919

ADKByOwner.com

Blue Mountain Rest 35 MINUTES FROM GORE

5 Rental Units – A Vacation Home & 2 Double Cabins accommodating up to 31 guests. All have fully-equipped kitchens, DirecTV & Wifi. Group rate specials for 20 or more. Pet friendly. Ask about our Ski & Stay Packages.

29 MINUTES FROM GORE

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.

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.

12 Cleveland Road, Johnsburg

1257 Valentine Pond Road, Adirondack

(518) 494-5249

(518) 494-5249

AdirondackPines.com

The Cabins at Dillon Hill 8 MINUTES FROM GORE

AdirondackPines.com

Camelot Lodge 36 MINUTES FROM GORE

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.

8821 NYS Route 30, Blue Mountain Lake

58 Dillon Hill Road, Wevertown

(518) 352-7006

(518) 251-2912

BlueMountainRest.com

Adirondack Pines Vacation Home

DillonHill.com

A cozy 4-bedroom vacation home on 52 forested acres with spectacular views. Just 3 miles from Warrensburg and I-87, 20 miles from the mountain. Secluded location close to everything.

237 Dickinson Hill Road, Diamond Point (518) 858-9899

BeckleysBoats.com/lodge

Creekside Cabins 2 MINUTES FROM GORE

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

722 Peaceful Valley Road, North Creek (518) 281-0420

Alynn’s Butterfly Inn 17 MINUTES FROM GORE

GREEN

TheCreeksideCabins@gmail.com

Rivendell

8 MINUTES FROM GORE GREEN

69 State Route 28, Warrensburg

Route 8, Bakers Mills

(518) 744-3532

(732) 267-0424

AlynnsButterflyInn.com

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Fischer Cabin

Gore Farmhouse

25 MINUTES FROM GORE

3 MINUTES FROM GORE

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!

Gore View Lodge 3 MINUTES FROM GORE

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

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

33 Loon Lake Heights, Chestertown

28 Main Street, North Creek

At the Summit at Gore, North Creek

(845) 849-4834

(716) 884-8532

(518) 796-6828

DFischer00001@gmail.com

Extra Space

Hudson River Trading Townhomes 5 MINUTES FROM GORE

ADKByOwner.com/listings/VR8002.html

The Lodges At Cresthaven 35 MINUTES FROM GORE

Ski Bowl Village SLOPESIDE

Your premier vacation destination on the shores of Lake George. Featuring deluxe 1 and 2-bedroom lodges with fully applianced kitchens, gas fireplaces, covered porches, and breathtaking views. Hotel rooms with Jacuzzis. Fitness center and game room.

Conveniently located within walking distance to shops & dining, on the free shuttle route. 2-bedroom sleeps 6 with heated ski closet, fireplace, sauna, enclosed sun porch. 1-bedroom sleeps 4 with sleeper sofa and rollaway, deck overlooking Hudson River.

VRBO.com/281344

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.

290 Main Street, North Creek

3210 Lake Shore Drive, Lake George

79 Ski Bowl Road, North Creek

(518) 251-4461

(800) 853-1632

(518) SKI-BOWL

HudsonRiverTradingCo.com

LakeGeorgeLodges.com

SkiBowlVillage.com

Roaring Brook Guesthouse 2 MINUTES FROM GORE

As close to Gore as you can get, this upscale home is designed for the ultimate ski vacation: 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 2 half baths, massive great room with historic garnet-flecked (gas) fireplace, 3 flat screens, Blue Ray DVD, high speed internet, gourmet kitchen, huge mudroom with cubbies to store your boots and bags, and laundry. Enjoy Après Ski at the outdoor fireplace.

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

RoaringBrookGuesthouse.com

The Summit At Gore Mountain 3 MINUTES FROM GORE

Beautiful and spacious accommodations sleep 2-12 people; oversized Jacuzzis, fully equipped kitchens, wood-burning fireplaces, and dining areas. Luxurious bedrooms with private baths. Sauna, game room, and indoor swimming pool on-site. Shuttle service available.

33 Freebern Road, North Creek (866) 672-1433

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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

Basil & Wicks

becks TAVERN

3 MINUTES FROM GORE

Café Sarah

2 MINUTES FROM GORE

5 MINUTES FROM GORE

Offering German inspired cuisine along with favorites such as wings and burgers. Hot soup. Cold beer. And family-friendly yurts. Serving from Noon, 7 days a week during ski season. Prost!

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.

3195 State Route 28, North Creek

881 Peaceful Valley Road, North Creek

(518) 251-3100

(518) 251-5100

BasilAndWicks.com

Chrissy’s Café

becksTavern.com

Inn On Gore Mountain

5 MINUTES FROM GORE

2 MINUTES FROM GORE

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

260 Main Street, North Creek (518) 251-5959

facebook.com/Cafe-Sarah-98862092190/

barVino

5 MINUTES FROM GORE GREEN

Just good food in a family-friendly 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

Facebook.com/Chrissys-Cafe-369520449825314/

InnOnGore.com

Find Delicious On-Mountain Dining at Gore! @ G O R E M O U N TA I N

272 Main Street, North Creek barVinoNorthCreek.com

O.P. Frederick’s 12 MINUTES FROM GORE

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

HudsonHollowHops.com

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

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RE STAURA N T S

Friends Lake Inn 18 MINUTES FROM GORE

As a Distinguished Restaurant of North America (DiRoNA), world-class food awaits at both our casual Bistro Bar and relaxed fine dining restaurant. Enjoy life-changing steaks and seafood paired with exquisite wine, or casual cuisine and regional beers with the locals who come regularly for our unique weekly specials.

963 Friends Lake Road, Chestertown (518) 494-4751

FriendsLake.com

Log House Restaurant & Pub 15 MINUTES FROM GORE

Sticks & Stones 25 MINUTES FROM GORE

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.

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

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.

39 Garnet Hill Road, North River

739 US Route 9, Schroon Lake

2223 Canada Street, Lake George

(518) 251-2444

(518) 532-WOOD

(518) 668-5781

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Garnet-Hill.com

AdirondackSticksAndStones.com

HolidayInnLakeGeorge.com

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Madlibs

Days at Gore are always a ton of fun - and sometimes they can even get a little zany...

I was almost to Gore Mountain, and I was feeling especially _____________________ . ADJECTIVE

I’d been looking forward to this since _____________________ . TIME

All of the sudden, a wild _____________________ appeared in the road! I managed ANIMAL

to _____________________ out of the way just in time. _____________________ VERB

PERSON

was in the back seat, and said, “_________________________________________ .” COMPLIMENT/INSULT

Finally we were there: atop _______________________________ . I was so ready GORE TRAIL/HILL

to _______________________ ! Just as ______________________ and I were about ACTIVITY

PERSON

to _____________________ , there it was again: the wild _____________________ . VERB

ANIMAL

This thing was _____________________ ! ADJECTIVE

We _____________________ after it down ____________________________ , VERB - PAST TENSE

GORE TRAIL/HILL

dodging _____________________ and _____________________ along the way. PLURAL NOUN

PLURAL NOUN

The wild __________________ was fast—even faster than ____________________ ! ANIMAL

OLYMPIC ATHLETE

Eventually we reached a clearing, and we saw the wild _____________________ , ANIMAL

with its whole family. They were ____________________ , so we ________________ COMPLIMENTARY ADJECTIVE

VERB - PAST TENSE

to them and turned right back around and _____________________ back up _______________________________ .

VERB - PAST TENSE

GORE TRAIL/HILL

“That was _____________________ !”, _____________________ said. ADJECTIVE

PERSON

Our trip to Gore had just started, but I could already tell it was going to be completely _____________________ . There’s no place like Gore Mountain! ADJECTIVE

@ G O R E M O U N TA I N

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

GoreMountain.com Gore Mountain is operated by: The NYS Olympic Regional Development Authority State of New York, Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor

Montreal

Ottawa

CANADA

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11

410

3

30 11

Lake Placid

Kingston

3

410

9N

30

Watertown 28N

North Creek

28

Toronto

30

365

Rome

Rochester

Lake George 87

10

30

Utica

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90

28

8

81

Buffalo

8

90

Saratoga Springs

29

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91

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287

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The Echo - Winter 2019/20  

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...

The Echo - Winter 2019/20  

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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