It’s hard not to compare Gore Mountain with its state-owned sister resort, Whiteface. Like the latter, it serves up stirring Adirondack vistas, the natural purity of which is unspoiled by any commercial slopeside development.
Gore doesn’t have a vibrant nearby town like Whiteface’s Lake Placid, but it’s a shorter drive for most. And while it lacks the vert and steepness of Whiteface, its mellower terrain is highly charismatic in a different way. (Experts will find some short-but- thrilling challenges on backside trails Rumor and Lies, and low-angle tree shots abound.) Loyal Gore skiers love the views, the old-school dirt-parking lot vibe, the family-friendliness, and the short commute from down-state. Nothing fancy here. Just good skiing.
Resort Guide 2022—Gore Mountain, N.Y.
Gore Mountain Stats
Gore Mountain Pass Info
Gore Mountain is on NYSKI3 pass. Full pass holders get unlimited access to the resort. Limited pass holders get holiday-restricted access to the slopes.
From lodging and and dining to off-slope activities and local tips, here are the SKI editors’ picks for what to do in Gore Mountain, N.Y.
A couple miles down the road from Gore, belly up at becks TAVERN, a German-inspired spot with a modern exterior, old-school interior, plus all the Schnitzels and local beers you can eat and drink. Check out the yurts for extra good times.
Bang a right from the top of the new High Peaks chair and dip into Macintyre Glades on skiers’ left, then link your run down into Darkside Glades while you’re at it. It’s tough to find tree skiing this good in the East.
Nearby Lake George’s lakeside hotels are hungry for winter business. Check out the stately Sagamore.
Like it steep? Try Rumor, Lies, and anything else off the Straight Brook quad.
Snag an upstairs table at the mid-mountain Saddle Lodge for good grub and great views.