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“Gore Mtn. A nice resort with updated amenities”
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 May 6, 2013

Loved the new lifts, Huge lodge deck, updated food service.
Disliked the cost of lift tickets, lack of grooming and rocks, stumps and dirt in the glades.
Too many bump runs with ill formed bumps.
Too many out of control skiers.

Thank MattMarketing
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

I finally turned the other direction and tried out Gore Mountain in the Adirondacks. What a great place. Granted, it was the last weekend in March, temps were definitely "spring skiing" and the crowds were moderate to light. Saturday was busy due to bluebird weather and a $30 ticket offered by the mountain, but lift lines were still only a minute or two. Sunday was Easter, and if you're like me you know that an actual holiday is the best time to ski.

The mountain has faces in every direction, letting you ski East and South faces in the morning, North and West faces in the afternoon. This is especially nice when following the sun for spring skiing. The intermediate runs are some of the best in the Northeast, and I've been just about everywhere except Sunday River. The steeps and bumps are adequate, not the variety of the big Vermont resorts, but enough to satisfy. Rumor and Lies are fantastic, the former every bit as gnarly as Outer Limits, the latter a bit mellower and, in my opinion, a bit better.

We got a ski and stay deal from one of the hotels in Lake George, about 30 minutes away, which actually worked out for us cutting the Friday night drive up from New Jersey. The views from the mountain are superb, probably more "wilderness" than anywhere outside of Maine. I'm hoping to do a few "More Gore" weekends next year and wish I hadn't spent so much time driving to Vermont in the past.

1  Thank 2312luke
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

Worth noting that this state-run facility does not advertise that they do in fact have 4-hour lift ticket, and hence leaves people dishing out the full price for a life ticket regardless - for $25 more, per ticket. Lifts close at 4pm, and we got our tickets at 11:30 and nobody at the ticket window (again, not advertised) even offered, and we had some local friends tell us and show us on the slopes later that we had just burned $50. By the time we went to the ticket booth it was closed for the day, and when we returned the next week, they said there was nothing they could do. Email correspondence has proven to be a fruitless effort. Ripped off by NY state again - real shocker there, I guess.
Otherwise it is a nice facility but the above alone is a real turn-off, compounded by unresponsive staff, both at the facility and at their "contact us" link on their website. The mountain itself is a pain to get to unless you are a local but once you are there it has some nice trails. Plenty of other options if you want to spend $70+ /lift ticket.

2  Thank Hisamo
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

They had a special this Saturday, $ 30 skiing., the snow was great and not a cloud in the ski, looked like a Warren Miller Movie including a live band at the bottom lodge.

1  Thank Olympus315
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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.

Thank NYSEski
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