In preparation for the Saratoga-North Creek ‘Snow Train’ service which began Friday Dec. 30, Abby VanDorn of Saratoga Springs takes down decorations in a Saratoga-North Creek Railway train car. The festive decorations were used in the railway’s Polar Express excursion runs, which hosted 35,704 passengers in less than two month’s time — far surpassing the railway officials’ expectations.
Photo by Thom Randall.
continued The service includes complete ski and snowboard equipment handling and storage to and from the base of Gore Mountain; tableside breakfast and dinner menu with wine offerings and bar service.
Goodman, a resident of Colorado, will be moving to North Creek soon to help launch a new artisans' marketplace in the former Boardertown in the center of North Creek.
Also, in conjunction with local community groups, she’ll be coordinating a series of special events to be offered at the Tannery Pond Community Center.
Steve Torrico, Railway general manager said the historic resumption of passenger rail service to North Creek allows a new generation of winter sports fans to experience the luxury and comfort of train travel that was celebrated in decades past.
The all-inclusive price for the excursion, drinks and lift ticket is $70 for coach and $87 for the distinctive dome cars which offer a panoramic view of the scenery.
For younger skiers, the Snow Train is offering five round-trip rides on the snow train in coach seating for $99 – a 66 percent discount. With this deal, lift tickets are separate.
For details on the Snow Train service, see: www.goremountainsnowtrain.com.
Craige-Sherman said that reports from Gore Mountain indicate the skiers who opted for the ski package on the very first run were quite pleased with the seamless transportation service and handling of their skis.