Summer is looking a little different this year but you’ll still find the terrain, adventures, and scenic views you’d come to expect with your favorite outdoor recreational activities! We ask our guests to learn and adhere to our health and safety protocols so we can all have a safe and enjoyable summer season.

Please review the information below in advance of your visit. We will keep this page regularly updated with helpful information; please note details are subject to change without notice. See you soon!

Operational Updates

 

We're keeping it safe. Face Coverings are still required for everyone. Continue to follow face bcoverings use and social distancing at all  times while at our facilities.

 

If you aren’t feeling well, are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, or have been in contact with someone who was diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 21 days, please stay home and plan to visit us another time.

New York State has issued updated travel advisories as part of its COVID-19 response plan. Please read the NYS Guidelines.

UPDATED: 5/5/2021

An important message from Gore, Belleayre, and Whiteface Mountains: during these unprecedented times, the health and safety of our staff and visitors is our leading priority. In turn, we will have a limited number of tickets available, and dates may sell out.

Remember to purchase activity tickets online in advance to secure the date(s) you wish to visit. 21/22 season passes are on sale now and perks include free skyrides and downhill biking during the 2021 summer and fall. We look forward to seeing you on the mountain soon!


At Gore Mountain, our team is:

  • Undergoing a daily health screening prior to every shift.
  • Following guidelines recommended by New York State and CDC.
  • Implementing increased frequency of cleaning procedures and a deep clean at night.
  • Reducing capacity where necessary to maintain social distancing.
  • Placing hand sanitizer stations throughout the venue.

When visiting Gore Mountain, please help us by:

  • Wearing a proper face covering (mask). Face coverings are required at all times while you are at Gore except for when you are eating/drinking while at a table.
    • Face coverings (masks) must properly cover your nose and mouth with two or more layers of protection at all times. Masks that have holes for your mouth or nose (neoprene ski masks) or single-layer buffs will not satisfy the mask requirement.
  • Washing your hands often or using hand sanitizer when washing isn’t available.
  • Practicing social distancing.

Ticketing

  • Tickets will be available through online sales for convenient direct-to-lift access.
  • Tickets can also be purchased at the mountain. A face covering is required while in line for tickets and services. Please review any posted safety notices and observe markings to maintain appropriate social distancing.

Arrival / Departure

  • Arrive as ready to go as possible, avoiding unnecessary indoor time.
  • Indoor storage space is limited; we encourage you to leave personal belongings in your vehicle.

Skyrides, Loading & Unloading Areas

  • Guests may board the open skyride either with members of their party or alone.
  • Singles always have the option of boarding the skyride alone.
  • Two singles may be loaded together on opposite ends of the chairlift or gondola cabin.
  • A face covering is required while waiting in line for skyrides, for loading and unloading, and for the duration of your ride.
  • Windows in gondolas should remain open.
  • Please adhere to posted signage at skyride loading areas and the directions of our staff.

Food and Beverage

  • Tables in food service areas can be occupied by those who have purchased food and beverage for up to 30 minutes. Thank you for making room for others.
  • Please try to avoid the busier lunch hour of approximately 12 noon.
  • Individuals who are bringing their own food can use our outdoor spaces.
  • Food preparation, food sharing, and heating of food is not permitted.
  • No storing food at tables, locker rooms, or other public spaces. If you are bringing your own food, it should fit into a personal pack and not be left in the lodge. We do not allow large backpacks or coolers.

Lodges

  • Wear a face covering at all times. Social distancing is required.
  • Please do not socialize inside.
  • If you need to store personal items inside, please use the shelving units and wall hooks provided. Consider leaving all of your personal items in your vehicle.
  • Personal items cannot be stored under tables or in areas other than shelving units or wall hooks.
  • Restroom occupancies have been reduced by 50%. Outdoor bathroom facilities are available.

Summer 2021 Opening Day – Saturday, June 26
Open Thursday-Sunday, June 26-September 5
Saturday-Sunday, September 11-October 10

General Health & Safety Information

Everyday Guidelines to Help Stop the Spread: Protect Yourself and Others

As recommended by New York State:

  • Wear a mask if
    · You are within 6 feet of distance from other individuals
    · You are indoors at any venue or location.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially before you eat.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Cover your cough and sneezes with a tissue and discard it in a closed container.
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects.

If you aren’t feeling well, are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, or have been in contact with someone who was diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 21 days, please stay home and plan to visit us another time.

New York State has issued updated travel advisories as part of its COVID-19 response plan. Please read the NYS Guidelines.

Know Before You Go - FAQs

Face Covering (Mask) Policy and Health Safety

• What is the face covering (mask) policy at the resort?
Mask wearing is required throughout your time at our resort except for when you are eating/drinking while seated. We recommend bringing extra face masks so you can change them if they get wet.
• What face coverings (masks) are acceptable?
Face coverings (masks) must properly cover your nose and mouth with two or more layers of protection at all times. Masks that have holes for your mouth or nose (neoprene ski masks) or single-layer buffs will not satisfy the mask requirement.
• What does a daily health screening for employees entail?
Each day that an employee works, their temperature is measured, and they are asked a series of questions regarding symptoms they might be experiencing and/or possible exposure to COVID-19. If an employee has an elevated temperature, is exhibiting any symptoms, or has been in contact with anyone with COVID-19, they are not approved to work.
• Can you tell us about your air purification in the lodges?
Where applicable, our lodges and other buildings with air handling units have been upgraded to State recommended Merv 13 filters. Buildings without air handling units will have portable HEPA filters placed in non-filtered areas. We will also have windows open as conditions allow to promote airflow.
• What about cleaning and sanitizing in your lodges?
We have introduced new cleaning procedures as recommended by New York State and CDC along with an increased cleaning schedule.


Parking, Arrival, & Departure

• Are reservations needed for parking?
No, at this time we are not planning on any parking reservation requirements.


Lifts

• Will your gondola be running this summer?
Yes. Windows will be open in our gondola cabins and we’re requiring all guests to wear a face covering (mask) while in the gondola. Scenic skyrides will soon be available for purchase online.
• How will you maintain social distancing in skyride lines?
We have signage near the base of our skyrides reminding people to maintain social distancing and to please wear face coverings (masks) while in line. We’ll be asking everyone to do their part and to please wear a mask.


Lodges

• What about when the weather is bad? Can I go indoors?
Our lodges are open for you to warm up. However, we are asking guests to limit their time indoors. This summer will be more about enjoying recreational activities, and less about socializing inside.
• Will you keep the windows open in the lodge?
As conditions permit, we will be opening windows to allow for increased airflow.
• How will restrooms operate?
Wearing a face covering (mask) is required inside our restrooms. We are asking guests to please limit time and practice social distancing in restrooms.


Food and Beverage

• Will dining facilities be open? Will the bar be open?
Yes, our dining facilities are open. We have some new grab-and-go items. In our dining area, time is limited to 30 minutes for seating. Like all New York State restaurants and bars, alcohol will not be served without the purchase of food. Please be understanding and patient while we strive to provide you the best and safest service possible.
• Can I bring my own food?
Yes, guests are permitted to bring their own food and can utilize picnic tables outside for eating.


Events

• Will there be special events?
Events for the summer are not presently scheduled. We will continue to monitor the situation and create opportunities for events when they are deemed safe.


Other

• Can you tell us about lost and found?
Keys, wallets, and cell phones left behind will be held in a plastic bag for retrieval. We will also hold onto and sanitize skis, jackets, boots, and boards and set them aside. Sorry, but other items will be discarded nightly. Please complete our lost item form to inquire about your missing item.
• Will you have guest services?
Yes, on-mountain guest services are available, but we recommend minimizing time in the lodge. We have a customer service contact form online which we are providing to address most of your concerns.

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