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When the fall temperatures start to dip towards frosty, and those first minuscule snowflakes drift towards the browning grass, the snow guns begin to blast. Before long, Gore and West Mountains are covered in dreamy white, and skiers and snowboarders make a daily trek to the hills. This year, Gore and West Mountains have major improvements to show to the skiers and riders who make those early morning drives. New lodges and warming huts, additional snow-making, and a brand new chairlift are only a few of this year's mountain upgrades.
What's New at Gore Mountain?
Gore Mountain, the largest ski resort in the Lake George Area, is tuning up for a snow-filled season. Thanks to a constant desire to make the mountain better, Gore will have some huge mountain improvements for skiers and riders when the chairs take their first spin on opening day.
Skiers and snowboarders alike are drawn to terrain parks. For this season, Gore has turned Pot Luck and Wild Air into a competition-level freestyle course. A revamped jump-line and new earthen features will mean big air both during competitions and on the average day for skiers and riders.
Gore is all about convenience, which is why they're proud to present RFID Direct-To Lift Gates for the upcoming season. Skiers and riders who use lift tickets, season passes, or frequent skier cards will have a new SKI3 Card. This encrypted card grants access to a gate at the lift that will open automatically if your card is valid for the day. This allows skiers and riders to reload the pass online and reduces lift lines.
The Burnt Ridge section of Gore Mountain has a cozy new warming hut located at the top of the Burnt Ridge Quad. Stop in and warm your hands and feet before conquering Sagamore and the beautiful glade runs on sparsely populated Burnt Ridge Mountain.
What's New at West Mountain?
West Mountain, a family-owned and family-aimed gem in Queensbury, has her own plans for a facelift this winter.
A new ski lift will bring skiers and riders up the Northwest face of West Mountain. The old triple chair, which took nearly 15 minutes to reach the top, has been replaced by a much quicker lift. The trails on this side of the mountain also have brand new permanent snowmaking equipment.
The old building at the Northwest side of the mountain has been replaced by a new lodge. Work on the kitchen is ongoing, but a new bar, ticket booth, and restrooms await visitors.
Get excited when those first flakes fall to the grass. Clean out your boot bag and get your skis or board tuned up. This year's rendition of Lake George Area skiing and riding is going to be better than ever.