Gore Mountain, NY: 11/29/08

Ski Day 2 was an improvement vs opening day with even shorter lift lines, no opening delays and no drama. Also missing was the addition of any new terrain. Anyone who’s skied Gore for a few years knows that early season snowmaking tends to be less aggressive than serious skiers would like.

They were blowing on Wildair overnight. Foxlair and Sleighride during the day. Sleighride? Come on. Sleighride should probably be the last trail to get snowmaking resources. Still first tracks were primo. We hit it up top. Corduroy on Topridge and Pine Knot was early season excellent.


By the end of the day nice bumps on Topridge and Quicksilver were an absolute blast. A little mashed potatoey, but great none-the-less. No matter what your level is, finding bumps that are right at, or just slightly above your level is a real joy. Another great day.

2 comments on “Gore Mountain, NY: 11/29/08

  1. Thanks for posting your report both days. I was up there today as well and felt comfortable going after reading your ski report from day 1. I didn’t know what to expect because I have never skied at Gore this early before. As it turned out the conditions were really good despite the fact that there was only a few trails open. I spent most of my time on Pine Knot and Uncas and only ventured down by the Gondi when it was time for lunch. I am new to telemark skiing and this was only my second time out. I purchased some equipment this summer and was really anxious to give it a try. I have K2 World Piste w/BD 01 bindings and Garmont Ener G boots. So far this set up has treated me well. I feel like I am learning to ski all over again though. I have skied alpine my whole life ( I am 43) so this is a new experience. I feel like I am getting the hang of it though. By the end of the day I was feeling like I was finding a rhythm but my quads were feeling like they were in knots! Can’t wait to get out again. See you on the slopes…….TT

  2. TT – thanks for the comment. We’ve got a few things in common. I’m even OLDER than you. (Will be 50 on Jan 8 = yikes.) I’m also on World Pistes. Very forgiving ski and great in the trees.

    I’ve only be riding lifts for maybe 10 years. I’ve never done any alpine.

    If you saw my blog entry on “Gear Lust”, I’d like to move to a ski with a little more snap. I’m looking at some Atomics.

    I didn’t ski today (Sunday 11/30)…but I looked at the Gore site… still no additional terrain open. Hmm.

    Chance for something frozen on Thursday…I’ll be watching that.

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