Gore Mountain Ski Resort is a popular ski destination located in the Adirondack Mountains of New York, in the town of North Creek. The resort is located approximately 2 hours from the city of Albany and 4 hours from New York City, making it an easy day trip or weekend getaway for skiers and snowboarders in the northeastern United States.
Gore Mountain Ski Resort has about 150 inches of annual snowfall, which can be typically wet and heavy both early and late in the ski season. The ski season at Gore Mountain typically runs from mid-December to late March, and the resort offers almost 500 acres of skiable terrain for all levels of skiers and snowboarders to enjoy. Gore Mountain also has a number of terrain parks for freestyle skiers and snowboarders, featuring a variety of jumps, rails, and other features.
We recently ranked all of New York's ski resorts, so you can see where Gore Mountain stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Gore Mountain is not a part of any nationwide lift ticket system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes work with Gore Mountain Ski Resort. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Gore Mountain's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Gore Mountain around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Gore Mountain Mountain Resort Terrain Overview
Gore Mountain has a total of 120 ski trails, which are serviced by 14 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. With 453 acres, Gore Mountain Ski Resort has a moderate amount of skiiable terrain available for skiers. This area is equivalent to 183 hectares, 0.7 square miles, or 1.8 square kilometers.
Gore Mountain's slopes see on average 150 inches (3.8 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 12 feet every year!
Gore Mountain Ski Resort Elevation
Gore Mountain Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 3,600 feet, or 1,097 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 1,500 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 2,537 feet (773 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Gore Mountain's summit elevation is about average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are quite a bit higher, but also many that are much, much smaller.
Gore Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level
66.4out of 100
DID YOU KNOW?
At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
Gore Mountain has 453 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Gore Mountain's difficulty level is higher than average, which is because 49% of its ski trails are rated as intermediate, and another 40% as expert.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Gore Mountain Ski Resort good for beginners?
Gore Mountain is above average in its difficulty level, so... probably not? It will depend on which trails you take since only 60% of its trails rated for either beginner or intermediate skill levels.
Gore Mountain Ski Resort Location
Gore Mountain Ski Resort is located in the state of New York, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of North Creek, NY.
North Creek, NY 12853 USA
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Getting to Gore Mountain Mountain Resort
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Gore Mountain Ski Resort), its coordinates of 43.67000, -74.05000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of North Creek, NY to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Gore Mountain Ski Resort.
|Syracuse Hancock International Airport||SYR||Syracuse, NY||110 mi|
|Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport||YUL||Montréal, QC||125 mi|
|Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport||YOW||Ottawa, ON||139 mi|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Gore Mountain.
|Adirondack Regional Airport||SLK||Saranac Lake, NY||50 mi|
|Rutland - Southern Vermont Regional Airport||RUT||Rutland, VT||56 mi|
|Albany International Airport||ALB||Albany, NY||65 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Gore Mountain Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Gore Mountain Ski Resort.
|Woods Valley||Bolton Landing, NY||1,400 ft||35%||20 mi|
|West Mountain||Queensbury, NY||1,470 ft||31%||21 mi|
|Mt. Pisgah Recreation Center||Saranac Lake, NY||2,500 ft||39%||46 mi|
|McCauley Mountain||Cold Brook, NY||2,260 ft||38%||46 mi|
|Whiteface Mountain||Wilmington, NY||4,650 ft||71%||49 mi|
|Royal Mountain||Saint Johnsville, NY||1,800 ft||37%||49 mi|
|Willard Mountain||Greenwich, NY||1,415 ft||36%||52 mi|
|Middlebury Snow Bowl||Hancock, VT||2,720 ft||40%||57 mi|
|Pico Mountain||Mendon, VT||3,967 ft||57%||60 mi|
|Bromley Mountain||Peru, VT||3,284 ft||44%||63 mi|
|Killington||Killington, VT||4,241 ft||70%||63 mi|
|Catamount Mountain||Hillsdale, NY||2,000 ft||36%||64 mi|
|Sugarbush||Warren, VT||4,083 ft||62%||68 mi|
|Okemo Mountain||Ludlow, VT||3,344 ft||54%||69 mi|
|Stratton Mountain||Winhall, VT||3,875 ft||47%||69 mi|
|Magic Mountain||Londonderry, VT||2,850 ft||54%||72 mi|
|Cochran Ski Area||Richmond, VT||950 ft||33%||73 mi|
|Mount Snow||Somerset, VT||3,600 ft||47%||74 mi|
|Dry Hill||Waterton, NY||950 ft||34%||75 mi|
|Titus Mountain||Malone, NY||2,025 ft||37%||76 mi|
|Bolton Valley||Richmond, VT||3,150 ft||42%||79 mi|
|Four Seasons||Ravena, NY||550 ft||25%||83 mi|
|Jiminy Peak||Hancock, MA||2,380 ft||46%||86 mi|
|Smuggler's Notch||Jeffersonville, VT||3,640 ft||61%||87 mi|
|Windham Mountain||Windham, NY||3,100 ft||51%||91 mi|
|Stowe Mountain||West Halifax, VT||4,395 ft||59%||92 mi|
|Bousquet Mountain||Pittsfield, MA||1,818 ft||48%||95 mi|
|Mad River Glen||Morrisville, VT||3,637 ft||61%||96 mi|
|Saskadena Six||South Pomfret, VT||1,200 ft||38%||96 mi|
Gore Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||3,600 ft|
|Base Elevation||1,500 ft|
|Vertical Drop||2,537 ft|
(11% Beginner, 49% Intermediate, 40% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||150 inches|