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Interconnect skis into North Creek

"Everyone is going to benefit from these changes," said Stanton.

Gore will be launching marketing efforts to garner interest in the new trails and the shuttle system by offering Ride Up Slide Down Weekends. According to Stanton, these events will encourage skiers to try out the news trails and make use of the shuttle.

The Ski Bowl itself has experienced some changes from last season as well. The lodge is near completion and once open will offer food, ticketing, seating, and restrooms. The lodge adds to the ski amenities of the mountain, but will also be available to the community in the off season. Also, the halfpipe at the Ski Bowl has been steepened, widened and improved for the upcoming season.

Goodspeed acknowledges that that the Interconnect is a result of the work of many parties.

"This project included teamwork from ORDA, the Business Alliance, Gore and the Town of North Creek," he said.

Aside from skiing some of the Interconnect this year, next years changes will be arriving during this season. The base terminal and lift towers at the Ski Bowl will be going up on the Ski Bowl trails as well as improvements to the trail cuts.

Stanton also explained an addition to Gore programs called Northwoods Extras. Pass holders will be able to enjoy discounts and special offers in shops, restaurants and services in the village.

Gore Mountain now has over 4 miles of skiing available and plans for the Interconnect to be open soon after Christmas.

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