Gore Mountain Ski Resort

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!

Season Passes

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 with with Gore Mountain Ski Resort. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Gore Mountain's website.

Lodging Options

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 448 acres, Gore Mountain Ski Resort has a moderate amount of skiiable terrain available for skiers. This area is equivalent to 181 hectares, 0.7 square miles, or 1.8 square kilometers.

Gore Mountain's slopes see on average 150 inches (46 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 12 feet a year!

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
448(2 km2)
Annual Snowfall
150"(4,572 cm)

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 2,100 feet (640 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.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
3,600'(1,097 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
2,100'(640 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
1,500'(457 m)

Gore Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
60.2out of 100
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Gore Mountain's difficulty level of 60.2 is above average. 89% of its trails rated as either intermediate or expert-level, which doesn't leave much for the beginners.


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 448 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 48% of its ski trails are rated as intermediate, and another 41% as expert.
Green Circle
11%(49 acres)

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.

Blue Square
48%(215 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
41%(184 acres)

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 59% 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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GPS Coordinates:
43.67000, -74.05000

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 AirportSYRSyracuse, NY110 mi
Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau International AirportYULMontréal, QC125 mi
Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International AirportYOWOttawa, ON139 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 AirportSLKSaranac Lake, NY50 mi
Rutland - Southern Vermont Regional AirportRUTRutland, VT56 mi
Albany International AirportALBAlbany, NY65 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.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Woods ValleyBolton Landing, NY1,400 ft33%20 mi
West MountainQueensbury, NY1,470 ft30%21 mi
Mt. Pisgah Recreation CenterSaranac Lake, NY2,500 ft37%46 mi
McCauley MountainCold Brook, NY2,260 ft36%46 mi
Whiteface MountainWilmington, NY4,650 ft70%49 mi
Royal MountainSaint Johnsville, NY1,800 ft35%49 mi
Willard MountainGreenwich, NY1,415 ft35%52 mi
Middlebury Snow BowlHancock, VT2,720 ft39%57 mi
Pico MountainMendon, VT3,967 ft53%60 mi
Bromley MountainPeru, VT3,284 ft42%63 mi
KillingtonKillington, VT4,241 ft68%63 mi
Catamount Outdoor Family CenterWilliston, NY2,000 ft35%64 mi
SugarbushWarren, VT4,083 ft60%68 mi
Okemo MountainLudlow, VT3,344 ft52%69 mi
Stratton MountainWinhall, VT3,875 ft45%69 mi
Magic MountainLondonderry, VT2,850 ft52%72 mi
Cochran Ski AreaRichmond, VT950 ft32%73 mi
Mount SnowSomerset, VT3,600 ft44%74 mi
Dry HillWaterton, NY950 ft33%75 mi
Titus MountainMalone, NY2,025 ft36%76 mi
Bolton ValleyRichmond, VT3,150 ft40%79 mi
Four SeasonsRavena, NY550 ft24%83 mi
Jiminy PeakHancock, MA2,380 ft44%86 mi
Smuggler's NotchJeffersonville, VT3,640 ft59%87 mi
Windham MountainWindham, NY3,100 ft49%91 mi
Stowe MountainWest Halifax, VT4,395 ft57%92 mi
Bousquet MountainPittsfield, MA1,818 ft48%95 mi
Mad River GlenMorrisville, VT3,637 ft59%96 mi
Suicide SixSouth Pomfret, VT1,200 ft36%96 mi

Gore Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation3,600 ft
Base Elevation1,500 ft
Vertical Drop2,100 ft
(11% Beginner,  48% Intermediate,  41% Expert)
Skiable Acres448
Avg. Annual Snowfall150 inches
Gore Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats