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“Another ORDA money pit”
Review of Gore Mountain

Gore Mountain
Ranked #2 of 16 things to do in North Creek
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: A premier winter recreation destination with the most skiable terrain in New York State and a towering 2537' vertical drop. Enjoy a welcoming family-oriented atmosphere, an immense variety of terrain, and high-speed lifts including an eight-passenger gondola. Conveniently located 25 scenic minutes off I-87. Open for off-season activities including scenic gondola rides, mountain biking, and base area attractions during the warmer months.
Reviewed March 29, 2013

Why would you ever ski here unless you were a local? When traveling up from NYC you have to bang the right after Albany and head to Vermont or continue up the road to Lake Placid. Why would anybody bother coming up for a mediocre mountain that's further than Mt Snow and has minimal charm? Conditions were awesome late in the season but the mountain just doesn't have the challenging terrain. Great for intermediates.

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"snow making"
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"natural snow"
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"black diamonds"
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"great family"
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Reviewed March 26, 2013 via mobile

I had not been to Gore in about 10 years. I had a chance to go this weekend and was pleasantly surprised. Skiing conditions were great and the trails were well tended and groomed. Getting in and out was convwnient

1  Thank eluper
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

Skiing at Gore for 30 plus years - and just have to give a big shout out for the 2012 -2013 season - it's always good and can be a challenge, but this year - Oh, My Goodness - Aaaaahhhhmazzzzing! The maintenance crew, base lodge staff, lift loading and ambassador mountain team, ski patrol - everyone - you've delivered along with Mother Nature an amazing season. You always do, but it was the perfect partnership this year. Come on out everyone - make the drive, you will love it. Put Gore Mountain on your To Do List for next season and remember to check out the apres ski music and local attractions down the hill after your day on the slopes!

2  Thank FTNSAmie
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

It seems like every four years or so we visit gore, and then wonder why we don't come more often! This weekend we had two of the best days of the whole year, no lines, great snow, cheerful staff......just plain,FUN! We are actually thinking of retiring to the area, but that needs more research.....still , a great place to play....

1  Thank Chuck A
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

My daughter and I had a full day of fun on 3/20/13 experiencing snow and sunshine on some fresh powder and temperatures in the 20's. The trails offer a range of skill levels, often on any given trail. The better you are at cross country skiing, the better you will do at Gore. Often there is a hike from the lift to the beginning of any pitch to a trail, or if you attempt any trail with the word 'traverse' in it, you will be using your poles a lot. They groomed a bit, then left the powder to the skiers. A couple of lifts weren't operating, as wasn't Little Gore Mountain, but the lift attendants were pleasant, and there were no lines. We often had the gondola to ourselves, and the 1.5 mile ride up went by fast. Some chairs are still moving rather slow, but the weather was fine so it was the only other break besides our half hour lunch that gave us a rest from our 9 - 3:45 skiing that Wednesday. We drove 163 miles to get there via Troy, NY and Route 87, staying in Lake George Village at a nice Comfort Suites, and 182 miles to get home via Vermont and Rutland's Ponderosa. Gore did offer a Coke special on this day, so bargains are available. The cafeteria food was tasty and not too expensive, and again, the people working there were pleasant. We did wait a bit in the morning to buy our tickets OUTSIDE, while there was no line INDOORS at the ticket booth in the Lodge.

1  Thank 5inavan
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