gore-mountain-2012.JPGFireworks, Freestyle, & Fabulous Vacation Packages North Creek, N.Y. - Snowmakers are putting Gore's arsenal of tower, ground, and fan guns to aggressive use this week as the mountain prepares to welcome thousands of skiers for the long holiday weekend.  Sunday night marks Gore's Annual 50-Skier Torchlight Parade and Fireworks Spectacular at dusk in the base area. Featured explosives will include eight snowfall shows of white strobes, waterfalls, specialty cakes including side-to-side curtain razors and falling leaves, and the traditional display of flower-like fireworks. The show is presented by Gore Mountain and its concessionaire Centerplate, who will be presenting live entertainment until 8pm in the beautifully renovated Tannery Pub that evening.  Meanwhile, chefs will serve a new Tannery menu including casual fare and specialties like ahi tuna, beef stroganoff, and steak and bean soup. Ages 4-12 are invited to join Gore Mountain's value-added two-day holiday camp on Saturday & Sunday, January 19-20.  For just $216, kids are grouped with new friends of similar age and ability and work with the same group of instructors each day to develop their skills.  Lift tickets, lunches, and all-day supervision are included.  While Gore's NYSEF will host a high school race on Monday, the terrain park team is building a freestyle course at the North Creek Ski Bowl in preparation for a USASA Boarder/Skiercross also being held that day. The North Creek Ski Bowl also features a halfpipe, tubing park, family-friendly twilight skiing on "Village Slopes," and a nordic/snowshoe center.  "Birthdays at the Bowl" offer kids a fun party opportunity, packaging together pizza, drink, birthday cake, and tubing ticket for just $20pp. The Ski Bowl will be open 11am-9pm Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Accommodations are welcoming families with ski and stay package opportunities including the "MLK Fireworks Package," which combines three nights of lodging with a three day lift ticket for as little as $243pp.