North Creek Gore Mountain has announced an exciting list of projects that guests should look for during the 2013/2014 winter season.
Extensive renovations to the children’s learning experience include the installation of a new 150’ conveyor lift. Similar to moving walkways at airports, conveyors transport beginner skiers and riders uphill safely and easily. The new conveyor will be accessible from just outside the Kids Klub facility in the Northwoods Lodge. From the top of it, children can: a) ski back down; b) access the base of the Bear Cub Poma; c) board a second 100’ conveyor; or d) explore the newly improved terrain garden offering gentle earthen features that help develop skills and shape turns. Meanwhile, the interior of the Kids Klub area is being expanded by approximately 30% and it will feature an improved registration and ticketing area.
A long-awaited deck for the Tannery Pub & Restaurant is in progress. Designed to seat 108 people with slopeside views, the deck will offer a welcome extension to the popular Tannery for enjoying food, drink, and live entertainment outdoors year-round.
A new café area located outside the Tannery Pub will serve specialty coffee drinks and morning treats, along with après-ski foods and libations.
Four new trails will debut this winter. The largest trail expansion is the “Boreas Glades,” presenting an amazing mile-plus Burnt Ridge Mountain adventure. Located between “Barkeater Glades” and the huge “Sagamore” trail, “Boreas” enters into a variety of firs and balsams before meeting up with the Northern Hardwood Forest and picturesque ledges, ending on the “Eagle’s Nest” trail. “Boreas” is the Greek God of the North Wind associated with winter. It is also the name of a nearby river that flows into the Hudson, Gore Mountain’s water supply for snowmaking.
The “Hedges” trail will provide new access from the top of the Burnt Ridge Quad to the “Tahawus” trail on the North Side. “Hedges” will facilitate smoother transitions around Gore’s four-mountain network of terrain.