gore-mountain-2012.JPGNorth Creek Ski Bowl Opening Friday, New Recreational Activities Planned North Creek, N.Y.  - Snowmakers have been capitalizing on every opportunity to open more trails, and Gore expects to increase its open terrain by 30% over the weekend.  Efforts have been focused on the Pine Knot and Tannery trails, which will facilitate opening terrain on Gore's summit soon after. The Bear Cub Poma is opening on Friday, which provides a surface lift and learning area dedicated to first-time skiers and riders.  The North Creek Ski Bowl is also opening on Friday for tubing, with skiing and snowboarding on Village Slopes, snowshoeing, and Nordic skiing scheduled to commence December 26.  In addition to the 800' lift-serviced tubing lanes and the Village Chair, Gore is excited to begin offering snowshoeing and Nordic skiing as well.  "We are working on a 2K loop that will incorporate, but not interfere with, the areas we presently use for tubing and skiing.  Multi-use terrain at the North Creek Ski Bowl increases the diversity of our winter activities, so more people can enjoy this region's recreational opportunities," said General Manager Mike Pratt. Presently, Gore is offering trails for all ability levels on over six miles, and eight features are open in the terrain park. The Lumberjack Log Jam freestyle contest will be held on Saturday at noon on the Lower Sleighride trail.  Gore welcomes its first NYSEF race of the season, happening on the lowest portion of Showcase both Saturday and Sunday. Also this weekend, the completely renovated Tannery Pub & Restaurant in the Gore Mountain Base Lodge, complete with brand-new kitchen, bar and taps, seating, and bathrooms, kicks off its busy live music schedule. Gore Mountain has been open daily since November 23, and natural snowfall is in the immediate forecast.

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