The first full day of winter, was a full day of winter, at Gore Mountain NY. It was cold, it was windy and it snowed much of the day. Of the three lifts that ran, two of them are windiest chairs at Gore — the Adirondack Express and the Topridge Triple. While it probably didn’t get below 20 degrees, many eastern skiers haven’t faced true winter cold yet this season. I know I hadn’t.
I was so excited to experience winter, that I’d a bought a lift ticket just to be out in the weather. There was excitement about winter all over the hill. Everyone was talking about yesterday’s snow, today’s snow and the potential for snow next week. I ran into a noted local who told me… “three more inches and it’s all in play.”