Four new trails will debut this winter at Gore Mountain. The largest trail expansion is the “Boreas Glades,” presenting an amazing mile-plus Burnt Ridge Mountain adventure. Located between “Barkeater Glades” and the huge “Sagamore” trail, “Boreas” enters into a variety of firs and balsams before meeting up with the Northern Hardwood Forest and picturesque ledges, ending on the “Eagle’s Nest” trail. “Boreas” is the Greek God of the North Wind associated with winter. It is also the name of a nearby river that flows into the Hudson, Gore Mountain’s water supply for snowmaking.
The “Hedges” trail will provide new access from the top of the Burnt Ridge Quad to the “Tahawus” trail on the North Side. “Hedges” will facilitate smoother transitions around Gore’s four-mountain network of terrain.
Two other new glades will enhance Gore Mountain’s ongoing redevelopment of the Historic North Creek Ski Bowl. Guests should look for the “Ridge Runner Glades” connecting “The Oak Ridge Trail” to “Moxham” and the “Little Gore Glades” connecting the top of “Village Slopes” to the Hudson Chair lift. The lower portion of “Moxham” was widened for better access into the North Creek Ski Bowl as well as making a better starting location for freestyle events.
Snowmaking enhancements include powerful tower-mounted fan guns in both the Saddle area above the entrance to “Twister” and on “Cloud.” Additional pipe work, tower gun installations, and other reconfigurations that add to the strength and efficiency of the system are in place.
For information about all of Gore Mountain’s activities and improvements, call (518) 251-2411, or visit www.goremountain.com.