Into Every Life, a Little Rain Must Fall!
Well, our run of stellar winter weather and packed powder has come to a temporary end with the warming of last weekend. Current forecasts are calling for as much as an inch of rain on Thursday and Thursday night with temps in the 40s. But the warm-up is short lived with a sharp cold front sweeping through on Friday. Snowmakers and groomers will be out in force. Trail and lift counts should remain high for the President’s Week. Here is the latest report. There is some opportunity for snow in the next week – but alas some days are sold out for advance purchase lift tickets. (All Gore Mt. lift tickets MUST be purchased online prior to arrival – CLICK HERE). And do check back – even for day-of tickets on the website as there are cancellations with Covid cases rising. Pictured left – recent Boarder-Cross event at Gore! A preview event for next year’s World University Games.
As of Wed Feb 16 – Gore was Sold Out for this coming weekend! So, What’s a skier to do? There are other ski options in the area. The Ski Bowl in North Creek is home to the Village Chair and the Gore Mt. Nordic Center. Perhaps scale your day to twilight skiing on the Village Chair 3PM-8PM (and it’s only $26 for adults, $19 for Juniors and $10 for kids). More Info CLICK HERE. If you’ve never tried Nordic skiing – the Ski Bowl is the perfect place to start! With lights and snowmaking, rentals and lessons it’s great fun! Ski Bowl Nordic Info CLICK HERE
Not to be undone – there is additional Cross Country Skiing at Garnet Hill Lodge and Outdoor Center. Garnet Hill is fully open thanks to the recent storm with 50+Km of trails groomed and track-set! There is also some great backcountry skiing and snowshoeing in the neighboring Siamese Ponds Wilderness area. More Garnet Hill Information CLICK HERE! | Backcountry Ski Info CLICK HERE
More Options for Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding are two neighboring ski areas, Oak Mt. in Speculator, and West Mt. in Queensbury – both about 35 miles away. Both require advance ticket purchase. Oak Mt. Website | West Mt. Website
Also – as of Wed 2/16 – Whiteface Mt. was sold out for Sunday 2/20 with low availability for Sat. 2/19 Link HERE.
Well it isn’t snow – but a new Attraction is Opening in Lake George this Sunday, Jan 23rd – ICE Castles! It’s a walk through cavern of ice created on the Festival Commons in Lake George – Adults $27 or weekends. Most Dates are SOLD OUT! More Info and Tickets HERE!
Weather and Outdoor Conditions
Rain on Thursday and Thursday night will end as snow (with the possibility of a few inches at elevation). More important snowfall is in the longer range forecasts for later next week. As mentioned the snowpack will probably be able to absorb most of the rainfall. Get out there! Maybe a little too cold for you – some tips: Ride the “Indoor” lift aka the Gondola. Ski some of the “sun facing” chairs – The North Lift and the Summit will have that sun beaming on you for the ride back up! Still too cold? Try Cross Country Skiing. Both Garnet Hill and Ski Bowl Nordic have groomed cross country ski trails, lessons and rentals. Give it a try – the added activity will warm you up quickly – and of course skiing is skiing! More Weather Info...CLICK HERE
Restaurants, Bars, Take-Out Food
Photo left barVino. There are lots of dining and take-out food options in the North Creek Area. Read the latest open/close information, menu options and links to more information – CLICK HERE.
All Restaurants CLICK HERE! The Latest Dining Open/Close Info CLICK HERE!
Lodging – North Creek Area
More Activities – Snowshoeing, Ice Skating, Sledding – Live Music, Events!