Just when you thought Gore Mountain couldn’t get any better, they make another splash. This winter, Gore expanded the Nordic and snowshoeing terrain at the North Creek Ski Bowl to 4.24 kilometers of trail, 3.19 kilometers of which will feature lights and snowmaking.
The Nordic and snowshoeing community in the Lake George Area should be pleased, as these high quality trails will be open day and night as soon as the weather allows. In the meantime, Gore has already begun blowing snow at both the North Creek Ski Bowl and the mountain proper.
The trail system at the North Creek Ski Bowl consists of varied terrain ranging from easy to difficult to freestyle runs. Some trail highlights include difficult climbs, twisting descents, stadium-like areas, and quiet runs through the woods. The freestyle section includes dips, jumps, and slalom turns. Other additions include a testing loop to evaluate equipment and a mass start area. The 4.24 kilometer trail system features several loops, so that guests can create their own favorite routes based on the terrain they enjoy.
The mass start area is going to come in handy, because races are already slated for this winter. Several sprint courses and a 2.5 kilometer loop are being reviewed for certification by the International Ski Federation, which would allow the North Creek Ski Bowl to host sanctioned Nordic events.
The terrain will be open to all season pass holders, as well as anyone with a daily lift ticket. Nordic-only tickets are also available. Lessons are being offered for those new to Nordic skiing, and rental packages are available for those who don’t own their own Nordic equipment or snowshoes.
Gore Mountain is slated to open on Friday, November 25th. They’ve been blowing snow for a couple of weeks, and after this weekends snowfall, the lower mountain is starting to shape up. What better way to wake up from that post-Thanksgiving slumber than a couple of runs at Gore?!