ORDA(Olympic Regional Development Authority), the New York state government entity that runs Whiteface, Belleayre, and Gore Mountain, continues work on modernizing its New York mountains. Sun Community News reports Gore Mountain will spend more than $30 million to add a new lodge, a new lift to replace the Husdon chairlift, and a zip line-like attraction over the next couple of years. The North Creek Ski Bowl area features Gores’s nordic trail system, along with easy, intermediate, advanced, expert, and gladded alpine terrain. North Creek Ski Bowl originally opened in 1934 without being part of Gore Mountain. The two mountains were merged in the mid-2000s, with a triple Hudson chairlift connecting the two sides. The lodge and zipline are expected to open in the Fall of 2023.
The following additions are planned for the North Creek Ski Bowl:
- New Lodge: This impressive project will cost $30 million and be 18,300 square feet. This year-round facility will have “restaurant and tavern, retail, ski patrol headquarters, and two levels of mountain-facing patios.” The upper level will feature “retractable glass panels that can open up for open-air dining and unobstructed views of the mountain.” The old lodge will remain in place, so it sounds like guests will have a lot of room for activities.
- Lift Replacement: The replacement of the Hudson chairlift is part of the plans as well. The new lift will be realigned to a new location compared to its predecessor, and will also feature new trails and snowmaking. New hiking and mountain biking trails in the area are also part of the plans.
- The “Rail Zipline”: This year-round attraction will be a hybrid between a zipline and chairlift, and feature a zig-zag track. This family-friendly attraction will be a “propelled, electric-powered recreational ride.”
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