Daughters Get Ski Day at Gore

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North Creek, NY, Jan. 31--Gore Mountain, NY woke up to 16 inches and counting of new snow this morning. "We were quite pleasantly surprised, as the forecast called for between four and nine inches," said Jason Sherry, marketing and sales manager for Gore.

Even more surprised were local area schools, which were forced to close for a snow day. The timing couldn't be better, as today marks the start of "Take Your Daughter to the Snow" week at Gore and at hundreds of resorts across the country. Daughters aged 19-and-under ski free this week at Gore when accompanied by a paying adult.

"The snow and the snow day brought a nice crowd here today," added Sherry. "There's more excitement and energy than usual for a weekday." Still, skiers should have no trouble finding powder stashes and getting fresh tracks. As of today, Gore is opening their gladed terrain, and the ski area now has 95 percent of their skiable acres open.