Gore Mountain Ski Area, located in North Creek, New York, is situated in the heart of the majestic Adirondack Mountains, a 6.3 million-acre park, the largest state park in the country. Gore is best known for its intermediate terrain, one of New York’s newest gondolas - the Northwoods Gondola - and a high-speed triple chair that whisks skiers from the base to the upper mountain.
Gore Mountain is a four-season playground, offering lift service mountain biking, scenic gondola rides and events in the summer in addition to superb skiing and riding during the winter months offering breathtaking views of the surrounding Adirondacks.
The Gore Mountain area has a strong skiing tradition dating back to the 1930’s. Run by the State of New York since 1964 and managed since 1984 by the Olympic Regional Development Authority, Gore has seen extensive improvements in the past several years.
More recently, Gore has opened the Topridge section with a triple chair servicing some of the Adirondacks most dynamic intermediate and expert terrain.
The Ruby Run opened for the 2006-07 winter. This novice trail is serviced by the Northwoods gondola and measures 2.2 miles in length, perfect for inexperienced skiers and riders looking to build up mileage.
The “Bear Cub Run” beginner trail was re-profiled to offer a more consistent pitch for learning, and widened by 30 feet.
Conceptual planning of a new Learning Center has been completed. This building will house all children’s learning programs, Bear Cub Den daycare and rentals.
In the coming years, another area – known as Burnt Ridge – will be created thus increasing Gore’s vertical drop to 2,300 feet. When the initiative is completed, Gore’s vertical drop will rank it eighth in the eastern United States.
Finally, a project that has been discussed for many years could become reality pending environmental approval. The inter-connect between Gore Mountain and the Ski Bowl in North Creek is viewed as another potential economic boom to Warren County. Lift and trail work is anticipated in that package.