Welcome to the Gore Mountain Nordic Center at the North Creek Ski Bowl!

Anticipated Nordic Schedule: Friday 1/27 from 2-6pm; Saturday 1/28-Sunday 1/29 from 9am-6pm (JNQ/NYSSRA racing only 9am-1pm both days); Closed Monday-Tuesday; Wednesday-Friday from 2-6pm; Saturday-Sunday from 9am-6pm. Citizens Series races at 6pm each Wednesday through February 22. Please check back for hours and dates following.

Nordic Center Conditions for Friday 1/27: We have 9 loops (4.5k) open for snowshoeing and 4 loops (1.75k) are groomed with track sets for cross-country skiers. Conditions are a beautiful mix of packed powder and frozen granular. Recommended waxes are V45 hardwax for kick and swix 8 for glide. See open trails on our snow report.

Slide around our professionally maintained network- classic track sets and skate grooming, with snowshoeing allowed along the sides of all trails. Purchase tickets for Nordic trails upon arrival at the Ski Bowl!

Nordic Trail Map

Access to all Ski Bowl activities is included with your same-day lift ticket or season pass! See Nordic-only ticket pricing below. For Village Chair hours click here.

Joe Minder (Ski Bowl) Lodge: (518) 251-0899, is located at Ski Bowl Rd, North Creek, NY 12853. Visit the Nordic Center today!

Tickets, Lessons & Packages

If you’re looking for a different way to enjoy the Adirondacks, explore one of the few places that make snow for cross-country skiers and snowshoers. Nordic skiing is a great workout, and it’s also a totally invigorating way to experience the outdoors. Our trail network offers snowmaking, grooming, and lights for evening activity. All levels of cross-country skiers and snowshoers are welcome!

Cross-Country Ski & Snowshoe 2022-2023

Cross-Country Ski & Snowshoe
Tickets 2022-2023
1-Day Trail Pass1-Day Rental
Adult (ages 20-64) $20
1-Day Trail Pass
$20
1-Day Rental
Senior (ages 65-69)$18
1-Day Trail Pass
$16
1-Day Rental
Teen (ages 13-19)$18
1-Day Trail Pass
$20
1-Day Rental
Junior (ages 7-12)
70+ (ages 70 and over)
$12
1-Day Trail Pass
$16
1-Day Rental
6 & Under$6
1-Day Trail Pass
$16
1-Day Rental
Twilight
(valid 4pm-close
for ages 7+)
$12
1-Day Trail Pass
see ages above
1-Day Rental

Learn to Cross-Country Ski Package – Trail Access, Rentals, & One-Hour Class Lesson: $45

One-Hour Class Lesson: $25

We offer class lessons 10am, 12pm, and 2pm on Saturday, Sunday, and daily during peak (holiday) periods. So we can be best prepared for your arrival, reservations are suggested. Please call ahead at (518) 251-0899 to schedule a lesson. Ask about midweek availability.

Nordic Season Passes

Enjoy unlimited access to Gore’s professionally groomed 5k cross-country network at the North Creek Ski Bowl. Our trails feature snowmaking and lighting to extend your on-snow time into the evening hours. Customize your cross-country ski outing with varying inclines, natural wooded routes, and lighted tracks for evening fitness. Upgrade to a Combo Pass to include access to an additional 55k of world-class ski trails at Mt Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid!

Cross-Country Ski Season Passes
2022-2023

Cross-Country Ski & Snowshoe Season Passes 2022-2023North Creek Ski Bowl
Nordic Center
Mt Van Hoevenburg
& Ski Bowl Combo
Adult
(ages 20-64)
$129
Ski Bowl Only
$350 thru 12/7
$400 after

MVH-Ski Bowl Combo
Senior
(ages 65-69)
$100
Ski Bowl Only
$275 thru 12/7
$325 after

MVH-Ski Bowl Combo
College*
(full-time student ages 20+)
$100
Ski Bowl Only
$225 thru 12/7
$250 after

MVH-Ski Bowl Combo
Teen
(ages 13-19)
$100
Ski Bowl Only
$165 thru 12/7
$175 after

MVH-Ski Bowl Combo
Junior
(ages 7-12)
$59
Ski Bowl Only
$115 thru 12/7
$125 after

MVH-Ski Bowl Combo
Ages 70+
(ages 70 and over)
$59
Ski Bowl Only
$125 thru 12/7
$145 after

MVH-Ski Bowl Combo
6 & Under$10
Ski Bowl Only
$25
MVH-Ski Bowl Combo
Military Pass**
(ages 20-64)
$100
Ski Bowl Only
$225 thru 12/7
$250 after

MVH-Ski Bowl Combo
Family Pass***
$300
Ski Bowl Only
$840 thru 12/7
N/A after

MVH-Ski Bowl Combo

*For College Passes, we use a national database to verify current full-time enrollment (12+ credits for undergraduate students and 9+ credits for graduate students).
**Military Nordic Passes are available for active military and their dependents, US Military Veterans, and members of the US Reserves & National Guard. Eligibility will be verified by GovX for online purchases, or in-person with either a CAC Card, DOD Form 1173, or DD Form 214.

***Our Family Pass includes 2 Adult Passes + Child Passes for their children ages 19 & under living in the same household.

Venue Overview

Gore Mountain’s Nordic Center offers a professionally groomed 5k trail network that features snowmaking and lighting to extend your on-snow time into the evening hours.

Our stadium layout provides an ideal training and racing venue, and you can explore a scenic overlook, challenging hill climbs, and different loops to lap the best distance for your goals.  We recently received four FIS certifications, which means our courses meet the criteria for hosting a range of high-level racing events.  We are honored to host many types of competitions each snow season, which are exciting for both spectators and athletes.  Contact us to schedule team training and events on our certified courses.

Recreational users are always welcome. Customize your cross-country ski outing with varying inclines, natural wooded routes, and lighted tracks for evening fitness. If you’re just getting started, ask about equipment rentals and lessons – we’re happy to introduce you to this beautiful sport. Snowshoers are welcome along the sides of the trails too.