Stunning views of the Adirondacks are the backdrop to Gore Mountain. High-speed quads provide access to all four of its peaks and Straight Brook Valley and the latest addition to the property, called the Backwoods trail, gives guests a 60-foot-wide intermediate-rated adventure for further family-friendly exploration. Additionally, there’s twilight skiing; a cross-country trail network of 11 piste (groomed) loops; and snowshoeing adventures through the “largest marble-cave entrance in the East.” Gore also expanded its snowmaking capacity with higher-efficiency snow guns and energy-saving compressors, improved terrains to give beginner and novice skiers a smoother ride, and implemented snowmaking upgrades in anticipation of its hosting the Winter World University Games in 2023—all in addition to being home to the longest glades in the East.
Where to eat and drink: Gore Mountain Area Dining
Distance from NYC: 4 hours, 30 minutes