North Creek Restaurant Week around Gore returns for its second year Jan. 29, with the headline event, a downhill ski competition with restaurant-centric teams Jan. 30.
Already signed up for the races are Basil & Wick’s, Team Tannery, The Black Moun-tinis and and barVino. More are expected to enter to compete for fork, spoon and knife trophies awarded to the fastest ski times, most spirited racers and most popular teams, respectively.
Racers will be given a $5 coupon from the restaurant they race for in exchange for a $5 entry fee and will be entered to win in a raffle for several prizes including a new pair of skis.
The week closes out Feb. 4 with the Valentine Hit Parade concert at the Tannery Pond Community Center, followed by a champagne reception. The concert supports the Adirondack Community Outreach Center, and tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.
A list of restaurants’ specials for the week is on the events page at GoreMountain.com. Guests can find numerous 10 percent off specials, dessert promotions, drink bonuses, and game nights.
The Gore Mountain Snow Train offers a breakfast menu on the way to North Creek from Saratoga Springs, as well as après-ski cocktails and foodservice on the return trip. Packages that combine the new train service with discounted lift tickets, tubing and scenic gondola rides are available.