Gore Mountain Snow Totals

For the last several years NYSkiBlog has recorded snow totals published by Gore Mountain. While the mountain is consistent in reporting daily snowfall, they don’t publish cumulative seasonal totals or historical records. During the 2008-2009 season, we noted this and began to keep a running total of reported accumulations.

At times we’ve take some liberties with reporting. If we have a reporter in the area (we often do) and official mountain totals in our estimation under- or over-report those totals, we’ll record a modified amount. It’s important to note that from NYSB headquarters 4 miles to the northwest, Gore’s reporting looks to be accurate, in terms of amounts that fall at the base. Often we’ll measure 5 inches on our porch at 1900 feet and Gore will report four inches at 1500.

We also include reports from “Centerville” which is about two miles south of Gore at 1380 feet. We’ve also used reports from Garnet Hill Lodge, which is at 2000 feet, about 4 miles northwest of the mountain.  All supplement reports are used to compensate for the fact that the mountain doesn’t seem take snow reporting, often reporting nothing, when there is clearly new snow.

Our season total may be a bit higher than Gore’s as we report any measurable amount that falls from July 1 to June 30 regardless of whether or not lifts are spinning. It’s our opinion that decisions to spin lifts are independent of the natural phenomena of snowfall.