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 arrival – CLICK HERE).
At last check – there were NO Sold Out dates for Gore in the near future.
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
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
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
More Activities – Snowshoeing, Ice Skating, Sledding – Live Music, Events!