North Creek, N.Y. - - Gore is planning to double its current amount of open terrain in preparation for Christmas week. Guests should look for a minimum of 40 trails open by December 26, serviced by 12 lifts including the North Quad and the High Peaks Chair. "We've taken advantage of the prime snowmaking weather and guests will enjoy a product second to none in the East this Christmas," commented Mike Pratt, Gore Mountain General Manager. Gore Mountain's snowmakers are successful with covering the most skiable terrain in New York State. Snowmaking will prioritize Uncas, Open Pit, and trails on Burnt Ridge Mountain during the holiday, and guests should look for more trails opening during their vacation at Gore. Four of Gore's five freestyle areas will be open, providing elements for all ability levels, even first-timers. The halfpipe will follow soon after. The North Creek Ski Bowl will offer lift-service tubing and family-friendly skiing and riding on Village Slopes from 11am-9pm daily from December 26-January 1. Also during the vacation week, the North Creek Business Alliance Shuttle will operate between the Ski Bowl, Gore Mountain, and Main Street from 8am-4:30pm so visitors and residents can enjoy car-free complimentary transportation around the area. Gore Mountain is excited to host Burton Snowboards, so riders can demo the latest boards on Tuesday, December 28. That same evening, Warren Miller's Wintervention will premier at the Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek, with showings at 5:30pm and 7:30pm, to benefit Winter Treks. NASTAR recreational racing, conference and party planning, Kodak Photo Services, daily lunch specials, Massage in the Lodge, ski-specific yoga classes, bag check, and live entertainment in the Tannery Pub are some of Gore's many mountain services that make a ski trip even more special. A visit to the newly renovated retail shop is encouraged. Gore Mountain, one of the fastest growing resorts in North America, has recently updated its trail map to indicate the traverses and routes between its vast four mountain areas. Skiers and riders are encouraged to check GoreMountain.com for the newest map, as well as a detailed snow report and full details on all events, services, and promotions.
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