Four hundred and thirty-nine acres of the most skiable terrain in the New York state and the sixth largest vertical drop on the East Coast, Gore Mountain is a popular winter getaway for skiers living in New York City, New Jersey and Connecticut.
Nestled in the Adirondack Mountains, Gore Mountain is known for its family-friendly programs: the parent and child multi-week programs allow families to keep their schedules aligned. What’s more, kids ages 6 and under ski for free.
Gore Mountain generally opens for the season in mid- to late November and stays open until mid-April. February tends to see a lot of fresh powder, and March is ideal for bluebird days. Because it’s popular with New York City skiers, weekends tend to be crowded, so you should consider visiting during the week if you prefer to have the slopes to yourself. No matter when you visit, you should purchase lift tickets ahead of time for discounted rates.
You won’t find any ski-in/ski-out lodging on the Gore Mountain, but there are plenty of hotels and inns in the area. If you are traveling with children, Goose Pond Inn , a charming bed and breakfast just minutes from the ski area, offers ages 6 and under free lodging. Only five minutes from the ski area are the Creekside Cabins , rustic mountain lodgings with fully equipped kitchens, large living spaces for families and free lodging for kids 19 and under. With scenic views of Lake George and discounted ski-and-stay packages, Courtyard Lake George is another great lodging choice in the area.
Gore Mountain has a number of restaurants and dining options to choose from. Start the morning off at Corduroy Cafe for morning treats and coffee drinks, or head to the Base Lodge Food Court you can find grab and go breakfast sandwiches, pizza, and grilled paninis. After a long day on the slopes, warm-up by the fire at Saddle Lodge with chili, tacos and hot cocoa, or savor slope-side burgers, pot pie and nachos at The Tannery Pub & Restaurant. In North Creek, a small mountain town just five minutes from Gore Mountain, you will find taverns and restaurants serving hearty fare made from ingredients sourced in the Adirondack region.
The closest major airport to Gore Mountain is the Albany Airport, located less than an hour and a half away. There is also an Amtrak rail service from Saratoga Springs which is an hour from the ski resort. During ski season the NYC Snow Bus offers service to and from Manhattan and Brooklyn.
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