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Gore named one of 'most underrated' ski resorts on continent

Two snowboarders enjoy the view at Gore Mountain ski center from Bear Mountain’s Uncas Trail on Christmas Eve several years ago.

Two snowboarders enjoy the view at Gore Mountain ski center from Bear Mountain’s Uncas Trail on Christmas Eve several years ago. Gore Mountain staff

Gore Mountain Ski Resort was hailed this week for its attributes and accommodations by an international skiing website.

Gore was ranked second in a list of “Five Best Under-the-Radar Ski Resorts” in North America by UnofficialNetworks.com.

The article stated, “Gore Mountain is a fantastic state-run ski area in the Adirondack mountains of New York. You might hear ‘state run resort’ and think it’s some budget ski area with no desirable amenities such as high-speed quads, gondolas or snowmaking, but you would be dead wrong.”

The article continues, “The ski experience is on par with any of the high-price ski resorts in the east. Recent terrain expansions have opened up vast amounts of prime east coast glades making this gem shine even brighter.”

Gore is the only East Coast resort on the list, which also included Red Mountain in Canada; Bridger Bowl, Montana; Mt. Rose, Nevada; and Schweitzer Mountain, Idaho.

Located in North Creek, Gore is operated by the state Olympic Regional Development Authority.

ORDA Publicist John Lundin said April 7 he was very pleased about the recognition for Gore, which he said was well-deserved.

“This is great notoriety for Gore,” he said. “With all its amenities, it’s hard to believe Gore is considered an ‘under the radar resort — it should be at the top of the radar.”

With the new Interconnect trails and the Hudson chairlift joining the North Creek Ski Bowl with the main slopes — as well as the development of new trails between the two venues and on Little Gore, the ski resort has the most terrain for skiing in New York State, Lundin said.

“With its glades, trail length and vertical drop, Gore is fantastic for the intermediate skier,” he said, noting that 100 new snow high-efficiency guns were installed just months ago primarily on the new Interconnect trails. “And now Gore has outstanding snowmaking capabilities.”

Gore Mountain publicist Emily Stanton said that perhaps the only reason Gore was “under the radar” with some skiers is that it didn’t have sprawling commercial development at the mountain’s base like many of the high-profile ski resorts. The lack of development means skiers can enjoy Gore’s natural beauty and unique ambiance, she said.

“We’re ecstatic for this recognition — and that we’re the only ski resort in eastern North America to be so honored like this.”

For details about Gore Mountain’s new amenities, upcoming events, and season passes, call 251-2411, or see: GoreMountain.com.

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