Brand New Sunway Chair & High Peaks Quad!

We are committed to continuous improvements to your Gore Mountain experience. We’ve made some major upgrades over the last few years and strive to make each season better than the last.

Winter 20/21 features two new quads, terrain modifications, and more snowmaking capacity!

New This Season!

Two New Lifts for 20/21 – Take a Ride On the New Sunway Chair & High Peaks Quad!

The High Peaks Chair has been replaced with a new quad that delivers skiers and riders to Gore’s true summit, opening up fresh access to all four peaks and the entire Straight Brook Valley. The Sunway Chair has also been upgraded to a new quad, creating an even better experience for everyone. This new lift features a modern and comfortable conveyor-style loading area that is ideal for those just getting started and for groups with small children. Check out the new unloading zone a little further up the mountain too.

Terrain Modifications!

Formerly called Cutoff and previously rated as more difficult, this trail in the Northwoods Area has been lengthened and redesigned to become an easier-rated trail. “Pete’s Paradise” offers an additional beginner option for family-friendly adventures and another place in Gore’s improved learning area for novices to practice.

More Pumping Capacity!

The reservoir for snowmaking has been expanded, resulting in a significant increase of system capacity.  Gore can pump more water through its recently modernized snowmaking infrastructure of automated technologies, energy-saving compressors, and high-efficiency guns to provide quality coverage on more trails earlier in the season.

New Sunway Chair
New Sunway Chair
New Pete's Paradise Trail
New Pete’s Paradise Trail
Newly installed lift towers in the snow
Newly Installed Lift Towers for the High Peaks Quad While it Snows on the Summit.
A group of men helping to pour concrete into tower bases for lifts via helicopter bucket
Concrete Pour for Lift Tower Bases
Aerial view of reservoir in fall leaves
Aerial View of Expanded Snowmaking Reservoir
A Helicopter on top of a scenic mountain peak delivering concrete
Helicopter Delivering Concrete to a Lift Tower Base
High Peaks Quad
High Peaks Quad
A New Quad lift and a lady snowboarder on a ski trail
High Peaks Quad

19/20 Improvements

Direct-to-Lift Gates and Reloadable SKI3 Cards

Gore Mountain installed new direct-to-lift access gates equipped with RFID technology.  All lift access (tickets, season passes, frequent skier cards) is now applied to new SKI3 Cards, which you keep tucked away securely in your jacket.  No more worrying about losing your ticket or pass on the mountain or having to present it to the attendants before your rides.  Our SKI3 Cards can be renewed online for several years so hang onto yours!

Competition-Level Cross Course

The Pot Luck and Wild Air trails have joined forces to deliver a premier competition freestyle course.  Look for a prime jump line and new earthen features that mean serious action on event days, and all-around extra fun and big air the other days.  Gore Mountain was thrilled to host the 2020 NorAm Hole Shot & Revolution Tour and several USASA events on this new course.

Burnt Ridge Warming Hut

Spend more time on Burnt Ridge Mountain this season, because now there’s a little cabin for warming up between laps!  This recent improvement was completed in partnership with our friends at NYSEF & The Town of Johnsburg.

New Gore Mountain Logo

Check out our new logo!  It has some fun “hidden” features- it’s in the shape of a sideways “G” with four peaks depicted, along with a nod at the ORDA logo and a reminder of the historic mark.

Family-Friendly Zipline Ride and Downhill Bike Trail – Summer/Fall 2019

This attraction allows riders to soar almost 300 feet across the Base Area.  Two lines allow for two people to zip at the same time on this short but exhilarating ride.  There’s a new bike trail too- check out The Hollow on your next downhill riding adventure.

New Electric Car Charging Stations

Charge your car as you re-charge on the mountain.  We’re offering six new ChargePoint stations in Lot C.  Thanks to drivers of electric cars for your commitment to renewable energy and environmental sustainability!

A Man walking through our RFID gates
New Direct-To-Lift Gates
Boarder/Skiercross Course
Freestyle Cross Course on Wild Air & Pot Luck
Burnt Ridge Warming Hut
Burnt Ridge Warming Hut
Two electric vehicles at the Chargers
Electric Vehicle Charging Staions

18/19 Improvements

A Two-Story Base Lodge Addition

We’ve expanded the Base Lodge with a huge addition that has doubled the size of the Tannery Pub & Restaurant, which also received a complete renovation and larger kitchen.  The Tannery now seats up to 435 people and offers year-round facilities for special events including banquets, weddings, and conferences.  The lower level addition houses the brand-new headquarters for the popular Season-Long Mountain Adventure programs for kids and more seasonal lockers!

Snow, Snow, & More Snow

This construction season saw major overhauls to Gore’s snowmaking – including a new pump house and an increase in water pumping capacity of 2,000 more gallons per minute. More snow – and faster, means more terrain to shred, your favorite trail open sooner, and more days and nights on the slopes.

Stronger Grooming Fleet

Those that love their morning of perfect, undisturbed, snowy corduroy are in for a treat. With all the pow we’re spreading, and more grooming tractors to help the cause, we think you’ll be majorly impressed.

More Tower Guns Across More Locations

Spend more time exploring the trails you treasure and falling in love with new favorites this season thanks to the addition of 312 brand-new automated tower guns! These guns respond to real-time weather changes automatically and can be in other locations and work smarter, faster, and more efficiently.

Exterior Tannery Addition
Base Lodge Addition – Expanded Slopeside Dining
Stronger Grooming Fleet
Stronger Grooming Fleet
Energy Efficient Snowmaking Tower Gun
Energy-Efficient Tower Gun Making Snow

17/18 Improvements

Recent Updates to Three Lodges

Winter 17-18 unveiled a brand-new mid-mountain experience at the Saddle Lodge.  The size of the space more than doubled.  Between runs, treat yourself to a food court style meal, and dine in front of a spectacular showcase of the Adirondack High Peaks.  Updates to the Saddle Lodge included an attractively styled vernacular, an expanded and updated kitchen to serve a more creative menu, new bathrooms, and an aproachable façade and lobby area upon entry.

The adventurous guests of Gore Mountain’s summit have a great place to warm up and chill out at the Straight Brook Lodge.  A complete renovation of the original 1967 gondola unloading station kept the original structure and most of the lift machinery intact while facilitating the basics of shelter, restrooms, and a place for socializing and camaraderie between skiers.  Inside there is a warming room with tables and benches, vending machines, and eco-friendly composting toilets.

An addition to the Northwoods Lodge offers a larger rental and repair shop!  There is also more space for the children’s Mountain Adventure programs, and improved arrival and registration processes.  Larger restrooms on the lower level include a “family restroom” to better accommodate parents with young children.

Saddle Lodge
Renovated Saddle Lodge
Straight Brook Lodge on Summit
New Straight Brook Lodge
Northwoods Lodge
Northwoods Lodge Addition

Improvements Video