- Overall Rating 4
- Family Friendly 4
- All-Mtn. Terrain 4
- Terrain Park 3
- Nightlife 2
Pros: Tons of snow, varied terrain
Cons: Icy when not groomed
Recommended For: Family Friendly
Date Visited: Mar 1, 2011
Our family skiied at Gore for the March spring break. The week before we arrived, the hill got almost 3 feet of snow! We skiied for 5 days and found the trails diverse, mostly well groomed, and long. We like long cruisers so Gore was a perfect pick for both the blues and the blacks. The greens can be very flat and Pipeline requires a lot of poling to reach the bottom. We also sampled most of the steeper pitches but steered clear of Rumour. The children (11 & 8) had a great time and left with a high level of confidence they could tackle almost every part of Gore successfully. Not withstanding several days in the mid to high forties, the snow held up well until mid afternoon.
Crowds were non existent. If it wasn't for a large group from Ontario (some 1,400 strong), the place would have been almost like a private mountain. As is was, longest wait was about 1 minute for the gondola and the other lifts were ski on. We found the staff friendly and helpful, both on and off the hill. The only drawback is the pricing on food perhaps reflecting the sparse crowds. When a coffee and a hot chocolate tops $5.00 and it's not Starbucks, there is a problem. The other minor issue related to the advertised vertical which includes the Ski Bowl. It was only open on the Sunday and we never got the chance to experience the full top to bottom run.