Hit the Slopes at Gore Mountain Ski Resort

For many, wintertime in the Adirondacks is all about hitting the slopes during the day and spending cozy evenings warming up by the fire. Gore Mountain Ski Resort is the most popular and largest alpine skiing destination in New York State. Skiers first started visiting Gore Mountain by train in the early 1930s, and now the resort hosts more than 200,000 skiers annually. Gore Mountain has four peaks and features 14 lifts, 109 trails, a nordic center, and a ski bowl.

For those planning on hitting the slopes at Gore Mountain Ski Resort this winter, the best place to stay is in the small village of Chestertown at Friends Lake Inn, a luxury Upstate New York Hotel just about 20 minutes from the slopes. You can spend your days heading up and down the mountain in the powdery snow and your evenings in our cozy guest rooms and suites, all equipped with world-class amenities, many with wood-burning fireplaces, jacuzzi tubs, and private balconies.

Before grabbing your lift tickers for Gore Mountain Ski Resort, get your lodging on the books at our Upstate New York Hotel today!

Gore Mountain Ski Resort

Hit the Slopes: Gore Mountain Ski Resort

For premier alpine mountain skiing and snowboarding experiences, Gore Mountain Ski Resort has everything for a beautiful day racing down the mountain. There’s a host of trails to explore, encompassing a variety of terrain, a world-class nordic center, and you’ll meet an extraordinary team of ski-lovers working at the resort.

  • Gore Mountain Ski Resort by the numbers:  You’ll find 119 varied trails and 14 lifts. There are 2,537 total vertical feet to explore, and the extensive trail system includes 28 glades, nine freestyle areas, six terrain parks, and 11 cross-country loops.
  • The Nordic Center: Be sure to visit the historic North Creek Ski Bowl and Nordic Center, located at the base of Gore Mountain Ski Resort. Glide your cross-country skis over a network of groomed trails. They also offer twilight skiing—a memorable experience in the crisp night air under a vast sky of stars. The Nordic Center is located at the Ski Bowl, welcoming skiers of all experience and skill levels.
  • Lessons and Knowledgeable Staff Members: One thing that sets Gore Mountain Ski Resort apart from other ski destinations are the reviews of how welcoming and helpful members are here. They offer a menu of lesson options and packages; the one-hour private lesson package for beginners includes all rentals and a lift ticket to the lower mountain. Ask about their custom coaching options as well.
  • Full-Service Rental Shop: Don’t have the gear? No problem; the Gore Mountain Ski Resort rental shop has everything to get you all set. They offer great package deals for daily Rossignol ski and Burton snowboard rentals.
  • A Fantastic Location in the Adirondacks: Gore Mountain Ski Resort happens to be located near several lovely mountain towns worth a stop during your time in the Adirondacks, don’t miss Glens FallsLake George, and Lake Placid.
Gore Mountain Ski Resort

The Best Place for an Apres Ski Treat:

After hitting the slopes at Gore Mountain Ski Resort, it will be time for a hearty meal with a beer or hot cocoa. There are five options for on-mountain dining and refreshments after your busy day. Tannery Restaurant is the most convenient option, with two spacious dining rooms serving burgers, sandwiches, and salads. Be sure to pop by the Waffle Cabin for a delicious apres-ski treat: sweet homemade waffles with a chocolate drizzle and hot drinks.

Back at Friends Lake Inn, you’ll find Birch Bisto for all of your after-skiing on-site refreshments and fuel. Our farm-to-table restaurant offers some of the best dining options in the Adirondacks. The menu reflects the seasons with lovely small plates for sharing, savory main entrees, and delectable desserts. You’ll also love our curated wine list with an extensive selection of bottles to please any palate.

Gore Mountain Ski Resort

The Best Lodging for your Ski Getaway in the Adirondacks

Though many of our guests join us with hopes of exploring the nearby Gore Mountain Ski Resort, we often host people who choose to spend most of their time at our cozy and luxurious Inn. Sometimes a getaway to the Adirondacks getaway is best spent unplugging and relaxing, ever important as we near the busy holiday season.

Our boutique hotel is the perfect place to practice the self-care we all deserve. We offer various lodging options, unique amenities like our Tranquility Room, and one of the best restaurants in the Adirondacks on-site for your dining pleasure. We look forward to hosting your at Friends Lake Inn; book your next stay today!