North Creek Ski Bowl, NY: 2/27/11

The North Creek Ski Bowl is an important part of the history of skiing in New York. On that spot, in 1934, Carl Shaefer installed the state’s first rope tow. North Creek’s first lift-served ski area was the final destination of the snow trains that ran until World War II.

North Creek Ski Bowl

But the small mountain is more than an historical treasure. It’s home to some great tree skiing. Please take a look at a trip report complete with Ski Bowl photos.

The Gore Mountain Interconnect Opens

Saturday was the grand re-opening of the Little Gore Ski Bowl. The ski area was the destination of the ski trains in the 1930s and operated until the mid-1970s.

gore mountain interconnect

Along with the rebirth of Hickory and Big Tupper, the Little Gore Ski Bowl is a third historically important New York ski hill that has come back to life over the last couple of years. In addition, Saturday represented another step forward in the long term plan to connect Gore and the town of North Creek.

This morning’s “ribbon cutting” for the opening of the Gore Ski Bowl — scheduled for 10:30 — seemed like a chance to stand around and commemorate, when there was skiing to be done. We wanted to do something special on the occasion of the official opening of the link between Gore Mountain and the historic Little Gore Ski Bowl.

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Editorial: Gore Mountain’s Expansion

Gore Interconnect.It’s been suggested in some quarters that the expansion of Gore Mountain onto Burnt Ridge and down to the Ski Bowl is short-sighted. In my opinion, it’s actually long-term thinking.

While Gore is a lot like a business, it really isn’t one. It’s more like an “attraction” run by the state.

If Killington were able to raise $4 million for capital improvements, the people in charge of the quality of the skiing product — from GM on down — could recommend to the owners the best way to spend the money. That’s not how Gore’s expansion happened. Gore got money specifically for terrain expansion from the State of New York.

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