Our tips, tricks, and suggestions to make the most out of your snow day!

We’re all in this together, and one of the best ways to relax, unwind, and feel like ourselves again is to hit the slopes! We ask that when you visit us to always follow our Know Before You Go guidelines. Please note that this information is subject to change without notice so we recommend that you review the page in advance of every visit this season. We would like to thank you for following these protocols and we truly appreciate your patience and understanding as we work together to keep everyone safe and our snow season open. Now let’s get ready to explore the mountain!

Before Your Visit

Lock in Your Lift Ticket!

Season Passholders: you’re good to go as long as your pass is valid!

Frequent Skier Cardholders: reload your tickets online using your WTP number. If it’s your first day, just go right to the lift with your SKI3 Card. We’ve added some exclusive tickets to our online store just for you!

Winter Lift Tickets: Buy your tickets online in advance to lock in your snow day(s). If you don’t already have a reloadable RFID SKI3 Card, visit one of our contactless kiosks with your print@home QR code. If you’re reloading, use your WTP number in the online store before you select your date and head directly to the lift on your ski day! Tickets are extremely limited this season so check back to our website often and purchase as far in advance as possible!

TIP: Get all the insider info when you sign up to receive our email newsletter– we’ll keep you updated with the best deals, snowmaking news, and powder alerts! Make sure you add our Gore email address to your contact list.

Our contactless kiosk and "How we work. Be wise - sanitize. Face coverings are required. Physical distancing stay 6 feet apart.
Our contactless kiosk

Get Ready For Your Lesson

If you have scheduled a lesson with our Snow Sports school, be sure to complete your online health screening within 24 hours of your lesson start time to ensure your check-in process can be completed and you can focus on building your skills! Be sure to book your lesson at least three days in advance, we are currently taking private lesson requests here!

A Lesson with a child and backs turned
A Private Lesson

Wear The Right Mask

Make sure you have the right mask to enter the Base Area before you arrive. You must wear the mask properly.

Face coverings (masks) are required at all times except when actively skiing or when eating and drinking while seated. Face coverings (masks) must properly cover your nose and mouth with two or more layers of protection. Masks that have holes for your mouth or nose (neoprene ski masks) or single-layer buffs will not satisfy the mask requirement.

Watch our video below for more details. We’re all in this together so remind your friends and family or nicely ask others on the mountain to do the same. If someone didn’t bring the right mask, have them wait in the car or parking lot; we have masks for sale at the retail shop.

TIP: Our favorite kind of mask to wear while skiing is made of a breathable polyester- you can find “exercise-specific” masks at your local outdoor gear shop.

My mask protects you. Your mask protects me.


Arrive Ready

Be as ready to hit the slopes as you can before you arrive at Gore, and make your car your base camp! Bring folding chairs and an outdoor mat to make it easier. We have limited space in our lodges and can’t store many bags. We have a heated boot-up tent (available through 4/4/21) located at the entrance of the Base Area, so you don’t have to trek in wearing your boots. If you have a locker, please get ready quickly to reduce crowding and respect the 15-minute limit in locker areas.

Welcome to Gore!

We are so happy you’re here- now let’s enjoy the slopes! Please stay 6 feet apart and social distance at all times.

Please wait here. Maintain a 6-foot distance
Social distancing signs at ticket windows

While You’re Here

Inside The Lodges

Our lodges are open at 50% reduced capacity. Please follow our table time limits and don’t plan to store your bags or belongings inside. We also ask that those who are not skiing or riding do not spend any extended period of time in the lodges.

TIP: Not skiing today? Go check out the Ski Bowl for a cross-country ski or snowshoe adventure. There’s so much to explore in downtown North Creek and the surrounding area. Check out all the shopping, galleries, and great places to eat!

Salads and Wraps To go
New grab and go salads, wraps, and more!

Riding Lifts

To keep with our social distancing protocols, you can ride with those you came with. Singles have the option to pair up with another single if they choose, and are also welcome to choose to ride alone. While in line, you must wear your mask and stay 6 feet apart from other people not in your party. Thank you for your patience in accommodating our new loading procedures. While in the gondola, we ask that the windows remain open and everyone wears their mask for the entirety of the ride.

A Scenic Gondola Cabin on a snowy Day
The Northwoods Gondola


Please don’t bring outside food inside. We have more space for outdoor dining at the Open Pit Grille, Waffle Cabin, and the occasional food truck! Inside you’ll find reduced capacity and limited seating for our dining guests. We have a revised Food Court menu that includes a new selection of grab and go options and traditional full-service dining is offered in the Tannery Restaurant.

TIP: Visit our new Waffle Cabin on the sundeck in the Base Area- grab a quick tasty treat on the go! There’s a second location at the North Creek Ski Bowl too.

Close Up of Waffles
The Waffle Cabin


The North Creek Ski Bowl

The fun doesn’t end when the sun goes down- your same-day ticket or season pass also works at the North Creek Ski Bowl for twilight skiing and riding and access to our Nordic Center for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. While at the Ski Bowl, please follow all of our Know Before You Go guidelines and check into the Ski Bowl Lodge upon arrival at each visit.

DID YOU KNOW: The Ski Bowl opened in 1934, as Gore’s original base camp with rope tow skiing!

The Ski Bowl at Night
Village Slopes at Night