Located in the Adirondacks, Gore Mountain is New York State’s largest ski and ride resort. Boasting a vertical drop of 2,537 feet and over 400 accessible acres, it spans four mountains, including Gore, Bear Mountain, Burnt Ridge Mountain and Little Gore Mountain.
There is Amtrak rail service to Saratoga Springs. From there, it’s an hour drive to the ski resort. Albany airport is one and a half hours from Gore Mountain. The NYC SnowBus offers coach bus service from Manhattan and Brooklyn to the ski resort on Saturdays from December 29 to March 16.
Gore Mountain resort offers skiers and riders 121 trails, including 110 alpine trails with 28 glades, 8 freestyle areas and 11 cross-country and snowshoe trails, all serviced by 14 lifts. The terrain is 10% beginner, 50% intermediate and 40% advanced, accommodating all levels.
The total skiable areas are 439, and the area receives 150 inches of powder each year, bolstered by 97% snowmaking coverage. The longest run is 4.4 miles, and the summit elevation is 3,600 feet (base 998 feet).
There are five lodges with plenty of food options, retail and repair shops, and fireplaces. Childcare is available for children ages 6 months to 6 years at the Bear Cub Den Daycare. You can go snowtubing at nearby West Mountain. Besides winter sports, there are other activities throughout the year, including scenic skyrides and downhill mountain biking – which you get to do for free as part of your season pass. Other summer activities include hiking and ziplining.