Gore Mountain is located in the southern Adirondacks, on Peaceful Valley Road in North Creek, NY. The state run ski area offers four lodges, ski shop, rental shop, accessory and clothing shop, restaurants, cafeterias, demo center, repairs, a Snow Sports Center and a well-equipped Nordic Center. Child care is available for children from 6 months to 6 years.
Gore Mountain stats are impressive. Gore is a big, spread out ski area, with the most skiable acreage in New York. Total vertical drop is 2562 feet with three of fourteen lifts having a drop of 1500 feet. Pods are spread out and traversing is required to access all parts of the mountain in a single day. The old joke compares the mountain with it’s sister mountain Whiteface, claiming that Gore has the “greatest horizontal in the East.”
The Gore Mountain trail map offers a real mix of terrain. Rumor, Lies and 46er are some of the steepest trails in the state. Runs under lift lines offer some classic fall line skiing. The “Dark Side” is a classic old school pod with short narrow runs, wall-to-wall tree skiing and a new lift. The lower mountain is loaded with blue cruisers in pods that face East and North.
Gore is the tree skiing capital of the state, with more tree skiing on the map, than any other ski area in New York. Every pod offers tree skiing. Beyond that Gore has a history and a culture of tree skiing that runs deep.
In the last two decades Gore has undergone a massive expansion. In that period the mountain gained access to the Hudson River as a nearly unlimited source of water for snowmaking. Burnt Ridge, originally cherished sidecountry, has been brought onto the map with a modern high-speed quad by Poma. It services two long trails — Echo and Sagamore — plus four glades that are nearly a mile long.
ORDA the NY agency that operates Gore, has entered into a joint agreement with the Town of Johnsburg to bring one of the state’s oldest ski areas — the North Creek Ski Bowl — back online. This has added even more tree skiing (and traversing) at the lowest elevations of the resort. It also gives sliders a chance to try trails that were cut and designed in the 1930s. This section also offers night skiing on a terrain park served by a 150 vertical foot chairlift.
Gore has easy access from the NYS Northway (I-87). It is about an hour from northern sections of the Albany, NY, region and 3 hours from northern sections of the NYC metro area. Despite this ease of access Gore remains uncrowded. The one lift that occasionally has a line is the Gondola which starts at the main base area. The line rarely exceeds 10 minutes even at high peak times on a holiday weekend. Most other lifts tend to have light lines. Seven different areas spread riders out and keep the main base from too getting crowded.
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Gore Mountain Trail Map
More on the North Creek Ski Bowl.
Gore Mountain Stats
|Longest Run||24,816 feet|
|Miles of Trail||36.1 miles|
|Skiable Area||438 acres|
|# Lifts||14 lifts|
|Uphill Capacity||8,400 / hour|
Gore Snowfall History
|Annual Average Snowfall†||150 inches|
|10 Year Snow Avg*||119 inches|
|10 Year Snow High*||196 inches|
|NYSB 10 Year Snow Avg•||121 inches|
|NYSB 10 Year Snow High•||158 inches|
Gore Elevations and Vertical
|Gore Mtn Summit||3,560 feet|
|Ski Bowl Base||998 feet|
|Total Vertical||2,562 feet|
|Straightbrook Base||2,660 feet|
|High Peaks Base||2,760 feet|
|Bear Mtn Summit||3,200 feet|
|Top Ridge Base||2,202 feet|
|Top Ridge Vertical||998 feet|
|Saddle Elevation||3,000 feet|
|East Side Base||1,500 feet|
|East Side Vertical||1,500 feet|
|North Side Base||2,250 feet|
|North Side Vertical||750 feet|
|Burnt Ridge Summit||2,735 feet|
|Burnt Ridge Base||1,303 feet|
|Burnt Ridge Vertical||1,432 feet|
|Ski Bowl Summit||1,900 feet|
|Ski Bowl Base||998 feet|
|Ski Bowl Vertical||902 feet|
Gore Ski Day Essentials
|Address 1||793 Peaceful Valley Road|
|Address 2||North Creek, NY 12853|
|Wx Page||NWS ALY|
|Point Forecast||NWS Gore Mtn|
|Webcam 1||Gore Base|
|Webcam 2||Gore Summit|
|Health and Safety||Operational Update|