Gore Mountain

Gore Mountain logoGore 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

Gore Mountain trail map

More on the North Creek Ski Bowl.

Gore Mountain Stats

# Trails103
Longest Run24,816 feet
Miles of Trail36.1 miles
Skiable Area438 acres
# Lifts14 lifts
Uphill Capacity8,400 / 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
† Advertised annual snowfall
* Mountain reported 2012 – 2021
• For more see our Gore Mt snow totals 2008 – 2021

Gore Elevations and Vertical

Gore Mtn Summit3,560 feet
Ski Bowl Base998 feet
Total Vertical2,562 feet
Straightbrook Base2,660 feet
High Peaks Base2,760 feet
Bear Mtn Summit3,200 feet
Top Ridge Base2,202 feet
Top Ridge Vertical998 feet
Saddle Elevation3,000 feet
East Side Base1,500 feet
East Side Vertical1,500 feet
North Side Base2,250 feet
North Side Vertical750 feet
Burnt Ridge Summit2,735 feet
Burnt Ridge Base1,303 feet
Burnt Ridge Vertical1,432 feet
Ski Bowl Summit1,900 feet
Ski Bowl Base998 feet
Ski Bowl Vertical902 feet

Gore Ski Day Essentials

Address 1793 Peaceful Valley Road
Address 2North Creek, NY 12853
Phone(518) 251-2411
DirectionsGoogle Maps
Point ForecastNWS Gore Mtn
ReportGore Conditions
Webcam 1Gore Base
Webcam 2Gore Summit
Health and SafetyOperational Update