Winter Vacation Guide 2022-2023

Winter Vacation Guide 2022-2023

Winter Vacation Guide 2022-2023

Skiing  Lodging  Restaurants, Bars  Snowshoe, Sledding, Ice Skating  Arts and Music

Gore Mt. Ski and Snowboard – XC-Ski – Snowshoe & Backcountry Ski!

Gore Mt. North CreekThe North Creek area is renowned as a mecca for skiing dating back to the 1930s and before!  Major mountain skiing at Gore is a draw for thousands of skiers and snowboarders from November to April. Not to be undone cross country skiers can ski groomed trails at The Ski Bowl Nordic Center (part of Gore Mt.) and Garnet Hill in North River.  North Creek and the Town of Johnsburg is adjacent to the 114,000 acre Siamese Ponds Wilderness Area with over 70 miles of mapped and marked trails for unlimited backcountry ski and snowshoe adventures.  Look for a return of the Backcountry Ski Shuttle on selected dates and the Citizen Race Series at the Ski Bowl Nordic!
Ski Shops – Rentals, Sales, Service CLICK HERE!

Best Bet for Gore Lift Ticket Deals is to Purchase Online CLICK HERE!  Much the Same for Garnet Hill Pre-purchase CLICK HERE

Click a Link Below for More Information    |    Events Listings CLICK HERE! 


 

Lodging

The North Creek Area is loaded with many Lodging options for your winter vacation or getaway.  Enjoy full service resorts, bed and breakfast accommodations, motels, hotels and Short Term Rental options.  Visit our Lodging Page for Most Properties and Visit our Short term Vacation Rental Page for additional places to stay. 

All Lodging CLICK HERE

Restaurants and Bars!

All that skiing has you hungry I’ll bet!  North Creek has you covered.  With many full service sit-down restaurants, pub fare at numerous bars, and quick take-out snacks and dinners!  Click a link below for all the contact info, menus, and the latest open/close information on most dining options.  Latest Open/Close Info, Events, Live Music!

All Restaurants CLICK HERE!

Snowshoeing, Sledding, Ice Skating

  Snowshoeing is the Winter equivalent of hiking during the warm months. You can visit a remote pond, top out on a mountain summit, or just take a walk in the winter woods. Most everyone can snowshoe, even kids! That said – some basics of winter recreation are in order. Dress the part – you will need warm winter boots, and layers of mostly non-cotton clothing. Alpine skiing clothing will generally fill the bill, but the large bulky parka will probably be too much as you warm up. Other essentials include a small day pack, extra clothing – warmer gloves, winter hat, water, snacks, and especially this time of year – A HEADLIGHT or flashlight.

Where to go? Many of the favorite Summer hiking trails are perfect for snowshoeing! The North Creek Area is adjacent to the 114,000 acre Siamese Ponds Wilderness Area with over 70 miles of mapped and marked trails. Use our Hiking Guide to select an adventure. These are more than casual walks especially if you are breaking trail (the first ones after a big snowfall). Additional trails are available off the Schaefer Trail (Parking just outside the Transfer station near the ski bowl). Also see our Backcountry Ski and Snowshoe Map Here.

If you are brand new to snowshoeing – rentals and easy packed trails are available at the 2 Cross Country Ski Centers – Garnet Hill in North River and Ski Bowl Nordic at Gore on Rt. 28. The Ski bowl has a few Kilometers of snowmaking so it might be the best bet if many other trails are washed out or thin. Other rentals are available at Beaver Brook Outfitters and Cunningham’s Ski Barn. Another unique snowshoe venue is Stone Bridge and Caves in Pottersville with snowshoe rentals and guided tours. More Info, Click a link below:

Garnet Hill | Ski Bowl Nordic | Beaverbrook Outfitters | Cunningham’s Ski Barn | Stone Bridge and Caves


The Town of Johnsburg Sledding Hill and Ice Skating will be open soon!  Drive into the ski Bowl Park and take a left turn to the Beach.  Park here and access the sledding hill with a short walk to the right.  Ice Skating (loner skates available at the Pavilion) is on the pond and has been cleared of snow.

Sledding and Ice Skating – another great venue is Dynamite Hill in Chestertown

Art and Music!

Plenty of great music and art in North Creek!  Tannery Pond has art exhibits and concerts scheduled all winter long.  Click the Events Tab Below for more information.  Don’t forget H’art on Main Street – delightful art gallery and classes.  H’art Page Here.

North Creek Fall Vacation Guide

North Creek Fall Vacation Guide

North Creek Fall Vacation Guide – updated 2022

“He found himself wondering at times, especially in the autumn, about the wild lands, and strange visions of mountains that he had never seen came into his dreams.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

Main Attractions

The Adirondack Autumn and the yearly spectacle of brilliant leaves is to many the year’s best season.  Hiking is easier going in the cool weather.  Fishing comes to life as trout move about in the colder waters.  Whitewater Rafting, Rail Bikes, and Gore Mt chairlift and gondola rides all offer ample views to a changing landscape of luminous red, orange and yellow.  The Depot Museum and Tannery Pond offer indoor exhibits on art and history.  Take a tour of the North Creek Mosaic Project right on Main Street!  For Fall 2022 – RevRail is operating 5 days a week – closed Tue and Wed.  Gore Mt. is operating Saturdays and Sundays.    Hudson River Rafting is mainly on the weekend days – but check with individual outfitters for additional trips on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Fall Events

There are plenty of Fall Events in the North Creek Area and beyond – cool music, artists, concerts, fundraisers and more!  Master Crafters Festival at Gore is Oct. 8 & 9.  Tannery Pond Rockin’ Roots Community Music Festival – Oct. 1.  Gallery Show at Tannery Pond.  Click the Tab Below for more Event Info.  See our latest Dining – Events – Entertainment update Here.

For More Event Information – Click the Tab Below Open/Close.       More Attraction Info Click an image below!

All North Creek Events Open/Close

september, 2022

october, 2022

It’s Free!  Hiking, Mt. Biking, Fishing, Camping, Exploring!

The Outdoors call quickly near North Creek.  With the 114,000 acre Siamese Ponds Wilderness Area, The Hudson River Gorge and neighboring Wild Forest areas there are endless opportunities for outdoor adventure.  The Siamese Ponds Area has over 70 miles of mapped and marked trails with numerous wilderness lakes, ponds and streams.  Campsites and lean-to shelters are peppered through out the area.  Click on an image below and get going!

New!  Specialty Shops Click an Image Below!

Spring Fun!

Spring Fun!

Spring Fun in North Creek!

Well, the ski season is a memory, but there is plenty of Spring Fun to be had in the mountains!  Local trails have dried out for hikers and mountain bikers.  It is prime fishing season and both RevRail and the Whitewater Rafting Outfitters are up and running for the season.  There is a new Widlund Gallery opening at Tannery Pond Community Center (May 11-June 18). 

Read More – Spring Vacation Guide CLICK HERE    |    Dining Entertainment Updates CLICK HERE

Spring is Here!  Rafting, Skiing, Fishing!

Spring is Here! Rafting, Skiing, Fishing!

Events | Weather | Shopping | Dining | Lodging | Gore Mt.


Kids Fishing Derby, Sat. Apr. 30  |  barVino Sunday Brunch 10AM-2PM
Tidy Our Town – Clean-up, Picnic, Music!  Sat. Apr 30  History Tea at Garnet Hill, Sun May 1st

Skiing!

Well, after a disappointing early end to the winter ski season – like a flash – here we are in the Spring Skiing zone!  And with the impressive snowmaking and grooming at Gore – it is GREAT Spring Skiing!  Deep bases should see skiing into mid April. (No closing date has been announced yet).  And, if you want a bargain – skiers and riders can purchase next year’s season pass now and ski the remainder of this season.  Garnet Hill’s XC-Skiing and Gore’s Ski Bowl Nordic have closed for the season.
Update – Gore is planning on operating Apr. 29, 30 and May 1st!

Gore’s Ski Report  |  Gore Season Pass Information  |  Santanoni Information

 


 

Rafting! 

Spring Rafting usually begins April 1st and lasts thru May.  As with Summer Rafting on the Hudson, Spring rafting trips are run Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sundays.  However, most outfitters will run Spring trips just on the weekends, Saturday and Sunday.  Aside from spectacular Adirondack wilderness scenery, the upper Hudson in Spring can offer Colorado-big whitewater with true adventure class rapids!  Outfitters provide everything adventurers need to have a great trip on the river – wetsuits, professional guides, all river equipment, transportation and river snacks or a meal at trips end.

Rafting More Information  |  Rafting Outfitter Directory

 


 

Fishing, Hiking, Mt. Bikes

The North Creek area is home to the 114,000 acre Siamese Ponds Wilderness Area and is adjacent to many more remote State Land areas including the Hudson Gorge Wilderness area.  Trout fisherman can seek the wily Brook Trout in remote ponds, the Upper Hudson River and hundreds of miles of streams, brooks and beaver flows.  Hikers and mt. bikers may want to wait for late Spring to begin hikes and bike trips.  Early Spring still sees many areas of ice and snow on the ground especially on trails that saw a lot of ski and snowshoe use all winter. 

Fishing Info Including Area Shops  |  Hiking and Camping Guide  |  Mt. Bike Guide


 

Events | Weather | Shopping | Dining | Lodging | Gore Mt.

 

North Creek This Week, Thru Mon. March 14, 2022

North Creek This Week, Thru Mon. March 14, 2022

Spring Skiing – Not so Fast – Winter Storm Watch!

 

More Rain has come and gone – the groomers have done a great job of bringing back great skiing!  But, we’re looking at a new Winter Storm for Friday thru Saturday with cold temps following.  This should produce the best skiing of the year – so get after it!  Here is the latest report.  (All Gore Mt. lift tickets MUST be purchased online prior to arrival – CLICK HERE). 
At last check – there were NO Sold Out dates for Gore in the near future.

Gore Mt. Podcast and report Click HERE:

 If Gore is Sold Out – 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 HEREIf 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

Find a Ski Shop CLICK HERE  |  Shuttle Bus Service (weekends) 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

Gore Mt. Online Ticket Link CLICK HERE!


 

Weather and Outdoor Conditions

 

Winter Storm Watch for Friday and Saturday – it could be afoot of new snow!  Get out there!  Also, this is a great opportunity for backcountry skiing and 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

 

Cedarwood B&B Visit North Creek, NYBed and Breakfast Accommodations, full service lodges, hotels and short term rentals are all available for your vacation or getaway! 

All Lodging CLICK HERE!

 



More Activities – Snowshoeing, Ice Skating, Sledding – Live Music, Events!

 

Visit our Winter Vacation Guide for More information about snowshoeing, ice skating and sledding.  Live Music and Events link below.  Recent new snow makes snowshoe destinations incredible!

Winter Vacation Guide 2021-2022 CLICK HERE All Events and Music CLICK HERE  

North Creek this Week, Thru Mon. March 7, 2022

North Creek this Week, Thru Mon. March 7, 2022

Midwinter Packed Powder! 

 

Rain has come and gone – followed by a foot or so of new snow in two storms.  It’s midwinter packed powder and a long Spring Season is on tap.  Here is the latest report.  (All Gore Mt. lift tickets MUST be purchased online prior to arrivalCLICK HERE). 
At last check – there were NO Sold Out dates for Gore in the near future.

Gore Mt. Podcast and report Click HERE:

 If Gore is Sold Out – 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 HEREIf 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

Find a Ski Shop CLICK HERE  |  Shuttle Bus Service (weekends) 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 purchaseOak Mt. Website  |  West Mt. Website

Gore Mt. Online Ticket Link CLICK HERE!


 

Weather and Outdoor Conditions

 

Get out there!  Cold-ish for Thur/Fri.  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

 

Cedarwood B&B Visit North Creek, NYBed and Breakfast Accommodations, full service lodges, hotels and short term rentals are all available for your vacation or getaway! 

All Lodging CLICK HERE!

 



More Activities – Snowshoeing, Ice Skating, Sledding – Live Music, Events!

 

Visit our Winter Vacation Guide for More information about snowshoeing, ice skating and sledding.  Live Music and Events link below.  Recent new snow makes snowshoe destinations incredible!

Winter Vacation Guide 2021-2022 CLICK HERE All Events and Music CLICK HERE  

Spring is Here!  Rafting, Skiing, Fishing!

North Creek This Week, Thru Mon. Feb 28, 2022

Into Every Life, a Little Rain Must Fall – and then Snow a Lot!

 

More Rain is on tap for this week – but the bright spot in the forecast is a looming snowstorm for Thursday night into Friday with the potential for a foot or more of new snow!  We can only hope!    Here is the latest report.  (All Gore Mt. lift tickets MUST be purchased online prior to arrivalCLICK HERE). 
At last check – there were NO Sold Out dates for Gore in the near future.

Gore Mt. Podcast and report Click HERE:

If Gore is Sold Out – 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

 

Find a Ski Shop CLICK HERE  |  Shuttle Bus Service (weekends) 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

Gore Mt. Online Ticket Link CLICK HERE!


 

Weather and Outdoor Conditions

 

Rain on Tuesday night and Wednesday will be followed by a sharp cool-down going from the 40s down into single digits.  More important snowfall is in the longer range forecasts for later this 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

 

Cedarwood B&B Visit North Creek, NYBed and Breakfast Accommodations, full service lodges, hotels and short term rentals are all available for your vacation or getaway! 

All Lodging CLICK HERE!

 



More Activities – Snowshoeing, Ice Skating, Sledding – Live Music, Events!

 

Visit our Winter Vacation Guide for More information about snowshoeing, ice skating and sledding.  Live Music and Events link below.  Recent new snow makes snowshoe destinations incredible!

Winter Vacation Guide 2021-2022 CLICK HERE All Events and Music CLICK HERE  

North Creek This Week, Thru Mon. March 14, 2022

North Creek This Week, Thru Mon. Feb 21, 2022

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.

Gore Mt. Podcast and report Click HERE:

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 HEREIf 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

Ski Bowl Nordic – Citizen Races – Every Wednesday, 6PM Registration will be on site this year before each race, beginning at 5:00 pm and running through 5:45 pm. Races will start at 6 pm each week. For the time being, registration will be outside under the open pavilion adjacent to the Lodge. Racers are allowed to use the Lodge, but must be masked.  Whether you decide to snowshoe, classic ski, or skate ski, and regardless of the number of loops you choose to race (1,2,3 or 4), you’re only competing against yourself week to week. The race loop will be held on our 1.2K Citizens’ Course, professionally groomed as always.  Raffle prizes to follow each race. Thanks to Becks Tavern, Cobble Creek Farm, and others for sponsoring our raffle! Also, thanks to Underdog Race Timing for being our timer again!

Find a Ski Shop CLICK HERE  |  Shuttle Bus Service (weekends) 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.

Gore Mt. Online Ticket Link CLICK 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 informationCLICK HERE.
All Restaurants CLICK HERE! The Latest Dining Open/Close Info CLICK HERE!  

 

 



Lodging – North Creek Area

 

Cedarwood B&B Visit North Creek, NYBed and Breakfast Accommodations, full service lodges, hotels and short term rentals are all available for your vacation or getaway! 

All Lodging CLICK HERE!

 



More Activities – Snowshoeing, Ice Skating, Sledding – Live Music, Events!

 

Visit our Winter Vacation Guide for More information about snowshoeing, ice skating and sledding.  Live Music and Events link below.  Recent new snow makes snowshoe destinations incredible!

Winter Vacation Guide 2021-2022 CLICK HERE All Events and Music CLICK HERE

North Creek This Week, Thru Mon. Feb 14, 2022

North Creek This Week, Thru Mon. Feb 14, 2022

Midwinter Packed Powder Skiing!

 

The Big Storm last week sure did produce – with up to 17″ of new snow!  The new snow is offering  SPECTACULAR skiing and riding!  With aggressive snowmaking and grooming, the mountain had an impressive amount of terrain open before the recent storm. Now the Interconnect and 46er chair servicing the Ski Bowl trails are open with Snowmakers have moved to Gore’s signature steep The Rumor!   Here is the latest report.  That’s the good news – and 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.

Gore Mt. Podcast and report Click HERE:

As of Thur, Feb 10 – Gore was NOT 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

Ski Bowl Nordic – Citizen Races – Every Wednesday, 6PM Registration will be on site this year before each race, beginning at 5:00 pm and running through 5:45 pm. Races will start at 6 pm each week. For the time being, registration will be outside under the open pavilion adjacent to the Lodge. Racers are allowed to use the Lodge, but must be masked.  Whether you decide to snowshoe, classic ski, or skate ski, and regardless of the number of loops you choose to race (1,2,3 or 4), you’re only competing against yourself week to week. The race loop will be held on our 1.2K Citizens’ Course, professionally groomed as always.  Raffle prizes to follow each race. Thanks to Becks Tavern, Cobble Creek Farm, and others for sponsoring our raffle! Also, thanks to Underdog Race Timing for being our timer again!

Find a Ski Shop CLICK HERE  Shuttle Bus Service (weekends) 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 Thur 2/10 – Whiteface Mt. were NOT sold out for any of the upcoming weekend days  Link HERE.

Gore Mt. Online Ticket Link CLICK 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

 

Light snow is forecast for later this week and mostly, winter is in full force here – new snow, cold temperatures and no warm-ups in sight!  The cold temperatures are allowing more and more terrain to open at Gore Mt., and preserving the snow surfaces to powder and packed powder!  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

 

Cedarwood B&B Visit North Creek, NYBed and Breakfast Accommodations, full service lodges, hotels and short term rentals are all available for your vacation or getaway! 

All Lodging CLICK HERE!

 



More Activities – Snowshoeing, Ice Skating, Sledding – Live Music, Events!

 

Visit our Winter Vacation Guide for More information about snowshoeing, ice skating and sledding.  Live Music and Events link below.  Recent new snow makes snowshoe destinations incredible!

Winter Vacation Guide 2021-2022 CLICK HERE All Events and Music CLICK HERE  

Winter Vacation Guide 2022-2023

North Creek This Week, thru Mon. Feb. 7, 2022

Skiing – The Snow is Here!  More on the Way!

 

Awaiting a major winter storm to arrive later Thur (2/3).  With a shot of cold air following, the 12″ expected will provide SPECTACULAR skiing and riding!  With aggressive snowmaking and grooming, the mountain had an impressive amount of terrain open. Now the Interconnect and 46er chair servicing the Ski Bowl trails are open with Snowmakers have moved to Gore’s signature steep The Rumor!   Here is the latest report.  That’s the good news – and 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.

Gore Mt. Podcast and report Click HERE:

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 HEREIf 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

Ski Bowl Nordic – Citizen Races – Every Wednesday, 6PM Registration will be on site this year before each race, beginning at 5:00 pm and running through 5:45 pm. Races will start at 6 pm each week. For the time being, registration will be outside under the open pavilion adjacent to the Lodge. Racers are allowed to use the Lodge, but must be masked.  Whether you decide to snowshoe, classic ski, or skate ski, and regardless of the number of loops you choose to race (1,2,3 or 4), you’re only competing against yourself week to week. The race loop will be held on our 1.2K Citizens’ Course, professionally groomed as always.  Raffle prizes to follow each race. Thanks to Becks Tavern, Cobble Creek Farm, and others for sponsoring our raffle! Also, thanks to Underdog Race Timing for being our timer again!

Find a Ski Shop CLICK HERE  |  Shuttle Bus Service (weekends) 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 Thur 2/3 – Whiteface Mt. was NOT sold out for any of the upcoming weekend days  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.  More Info and Tickets HERE!


 

Weather and Outdoor Conditions

 

Well, winter is in full force here – new snow, cold temperatures and no warm-ups in sight!  The cold temperatures are allowing more and more terrain to open at Gore Mt., and preserving the snow surfaces to powder and packed powder!  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

 

Cedarwood B&B Visit North Creek, NYBed and Breakfast Accommodations, full service lodges, hotels and short term rentals are all available for your vacation or getaway! 

All Lodging CLICK HERE!

 



More Activities – Snowshoeing, Ice Skating, Sledding – Live Music, Events!

 

Visit our Winter Vacation Guide for More information about snowshoeing, ice skating and sledding.  Live Music and Events link below.  Recent new snow makes snowshoe destinations incredible!

Winter Vacation Guide – CLICK HERE! All Events and Live Music CLICK HERE!  

North Creek This Week, Thru August 1, 2021

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