North Creek, N.Y. - Gore Mountain offered the only halfpipe currently available in the East at the North Creek Ski Bowl January 1-2, despite the challenging early season weather. The Ski Bowl schedule is concentrated around weekends and holidays; guests should look for that terrain and its adjacent 800' lift-serviced tubing lanes reopening on Friday, January 6. "People are excited to ski and snowboard here and we're prepared to deliver a quality product," commented General Manager Mike Pratt. "The new snowmaking guns we invested in and the diligent work of our snowmakers and groomers have made us successful at overcoming many of Mother Nature's challenges during the first 31 days of this season." Gore Mountain presently has 12 miles of terrain open for all ability levels, with 4 miles of consistent skiing available between the Gore summit and the primary base area. The black diamond "Open Pit" trail opened today, and the double-diamond "Lies" trail is planned to debut tomorrow, when "Why Not Wednesday" lift tickets are just $38 with the surrender of any unopened Coca-Cola product. Gore is welcoming this week's start of several six-week learning programs for all ages. These include the beginning of Ladies Escape tomorrow, the Secret Society of Skiers on Thursday, and the ever-popular Mountain Adventure Programs this weekend, with signups still accepted! A slalom for JI & JII NYSEF racers will be held Saturday and Sunday on the lower portion of "Showcase." Visit GoreMountain.com to see photos of today's snowmaking, the calendar of events including Martin Luther King fireworks on January 15, and January Jamboree vacation packages which offer 30% off lift and lodging getaways available daily through January 13. Gore welcomed the first groups of skiers, tubers, and scenic gondola riders aboard the Saratoga-North Creek Railway last weekend. For more information about the schedule and pricing of this new attraction, visit GoreMountainSnowTrain.com.
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