North Creek, N.Y. - Gore Mountain will be opening the Hudson Chair at the North Creek Ski Bowl for scenic rides and mountain biking August 27-28, so that region visitors have a chance to explore Little Gore during the summer! The schedule will follow with six weekends of Northwoods Gondola fun from Labor Day to Columbus Day Weekends. The Hudson Chair operation coincides with the first weekend of "Day Out with Thomas" happening at the nearby Saratoga & North Creek Railway. Complimentary shuttle will be provided from the train depot to the Hudson Chair. Once at the Ski Bowl, chairlift rides that feature new views of the Hudson River, Moxham Mountain, The Vanderwhacker Forest, and North Creek village will be offered! Mountain bikers and hikers can try lift-serviced terrain on the new "Peaceful Valley" trail, and foodservice will be available. Ski Bowl Park is home to picnic areas, tennis courts, a ball field, small pond, and community gardens. For all Saturdays and Sundays following from September 3 until October 9, the Northwoods Gondola will be open at Gore Mountain's primary base area, offering even more hiking and biking opportunities, as well as special events each weekend! Shuttle service from the train depot to Gore Mountain will continue. Highlights of the fall schedule include: Sunday, September 4: Yoga in the Adirondacks re-Treat, which includes two 90-minute yoga sessions, Bear Mountain summit meditation, and a specialty health luncheon including locally grown and homemade products for just $75. Maximum attendance is 15. Saturday-Sunday, September 10-11: Season Passholder Appreciation Weekend, offering complimentary gondola rides, hiking, and mountain biking to all 11/12 season passholders. Saturday, September 17: Downhill Mountain Biking Camp for beginner and intermediate riders, including base area coaching, guided group tours, and lunch for $59. Saturday, September 24: Carl Heilman II Photography Camp, combining indoor and outdoor instruction with Gore Mountain's unique natural environment to shoot foliage, moving water, landscapes, and more. Lunch is included for a total cost of $69.95, with a maximum attendance of 20. Saturday, October 1: Gore Mountain Leaf Cruncher- the toughest 5K in the North Country! Register online for just $15 before September 29 at www.active.com . Saturday-Sunday, October 8-9: Gore Mountain Harvest Fest, the grand finale of the fall schedule! This massive free-admission family event offers live entertainment all weekend, an amazing array of Adirondack vendors, inflatable village, creative fall food and drink menu, children's entertainers and activity schedule, helicopter rides, pony rides, and so much more. Bands include Raisinhead and The Ernie Williams Band. The fall season at Gore offers something for everyone, and guests are encouraged to participate for education, enjoyment, fitness, or all of the above. Gore Mountain is an outstanding venue for corporate events, family gatherings, birthday parties, and other special occasions. For more information on all of Gore Mountain's programs and events, as well exciting news about snowmaking, lodge, and trail improvements in progress for the upcoming winter, visit www.goremountain.com.
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