Gore Mountain begins making snow

Several improvements in place for new ski season

Sunrise on Tuesday, Nov. 6 after the first night of snowmaking at Gore Mountain.

Sunrise on Tuesday, Nov. 6 after the first night of snowmaking at Gore Mountain.

— “Twister’s Little Sister” was previously a small glade, but it has been completely cleared and widened for grooming. This connector joins "Twister" to "Echo." “Crystal” sits just below the area where "Twister's Little Sister" comes into “Echo,” creating an option to bring guests from "Echo" to "Twister." “Tower 6” provides access from "Twister" to "Showcase" and “Showoff “ creates an easy descent to the gondola by bringing skiers from "Showcase" to "The Arena."

Extensive work in and around the lodges includes a complete renovation of the Tannery Pub & Restaurant, featuring a new kitchen, reconfigured seating, improved menu options, and silverware and dinnerware replacing disposable plates and utensils. The concrete on the sundeck was completely resurfaced with an attractive natural color scheme of patio bricks, and the radiant heat system underneath that melts snow and eliminates ice was replaced. New picnic tables were added. The area between the deck and the Northwoods Gondola was filled and reseeded to provide a safe, even walk to the slopes.

The Base Lodge, the Northwoods Lodge, The Open Pit Grille, Hudson River Pump House, and smaller Base Area buildings were painted or clear-coated. All other siding was painted or stained to match the historic look of the North Creek Train Station, with colors including “Johnsburg Brown” and “Johnsburg Red,” named for their pigment mined on Crane Mountain. The Open Pit Grille was dressed up with new log siding, and the Retail Shop was attractively remodeled. New cooking equipment and a new beverage station will improve the Saddle Lodge experience, and new carpeting was added there as well.

For more information, visit Gore Mountain online at www.goremountain.com.

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