Gore Mountain Village

Gore Mountain’s village is unique amongst NY ski resorts because the authentic ski town at its base, North Creek, has hosted skiers since the 1930’s. The village of North Creek was one of America’s first ski towns. The village has several small hotels, a handful of bars and a few restaurants.

The village of North Creek was New York’s original ski town. Set directly upon the banks of the Hudson River, the beautiful village came to prominence as a destination for first ski trains from New York City in the 1930’s. Thanks to a long access road to the Barton garnet mine high up on Gore and Pete Gay Mountains, skiers were able to enjoy “Ride Up, Ski Down” service right from the train station with the train cars serving as the original lodge.

Much has changed since the early days of skiing at Gore and North Creek is overlooked by many Gore skiers because it is about a mile past the resort’s access road. Today, the North Creek Ski Bowl lifts are just on the outskirts of town. It’s a village teetering on the edge of a fullscale revival, but not quite there yet. A few hotels, shops, restaurants and bars line the main street, but so do a few vacant storefronts.

For shopping, we recommend a stop at the Hudson River Trading Company on Main Street, which has Adirondack themed gifts and novelties. The reproduction 1930’s Gore trails signs are a fantastic keepsake.



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