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The Lake George Area is a Wonderland for Skiers and Snowboarders
With another Adirondack winter upon us, it’s time to get excited about skiing and shredding. We’ve already had our first significant snowfall, and the ski areas are ready for you to ski and ride in the Lake George Area.
Let’s start with Gore Mountain, a four peak ski center in North Creek. It is the star of Lake George Area skiing. With over 110 unique trails to explore, 15 modern lifts keep you moving, and the amenities to make sure you stay warm and comfortable, Gore Mountain is the finest ski destination in New York State. Gore skiers and snowboarders love the range of trails and terrain diversity that nine sides of four peaks deliver. There are seven mountain areas, each its distinctive adventure yet linked through a unique network of trails and lifts to offer the most terrain in New York State and 2537′ vertical. The diversity makes the 42 miles of trails and 439 acres a great experience.
Want a nice long run? Burnt Ridge features remarkable geology, great views of North Creek Village and the Hudson River, and a comfortable lift ride on its massive peak. Burnt Ridge is home to “The Cirque” – the longest glades in the East. Are you a thrill-seeker? If so, head for Topridge. These southern exposure diamonds feature powerful views of Gore’s summit along with plenty of pitch, character, and sunshine.
Are you looking for a different way to explore the Adirondacks? Head over to the nearby North Creek Ski Bowl and check out the lighted cross-country trails. Explore one of the few places that make snow for its cross-country skiers and snowshoers. No matter what type of terrain you like to ski, ride or snowshoe, Gore Mountain has it all.
Next is West Mountain – a first-rate family ski center in Queensbury. West Mountain is the choice for an authentic upstate experience. Nestled at the foot of the Adirondacks, it offers 30 trails of easy to expert terrain, and there is no better place to get your family acquainted with skiing or riding. Let the kids take runs in the terrain park, or improve your skills with West Mountain’s ski instruction program. Don’t let West fool you; this is the ultimate family mountain, professionally groomed with snowmaking to rival all of the bigger mountains. West Mountain is family owned and provides that family-friendly atmosphere.
What’s a day of skiing or outdoor activity without a little après ski? Add the bars, restaurants, and lodging to the growing list of why the Lake George Area is the place to ski. You can make your way back to your home base at The Fort William Henry Hotel and enjoy cocktails at The Tankard Taverne. Sample the hardwood smoked jumbo chicken wings or the famous 1755 burger. The restaurant features a long bar and open dining room with the best views of Lake George; enjoy the indoor fireplace or sit around the outdoor firepit. Gore Mountain’s Tannery Pub & Restaurant serves up delicious bar favorites, such as cheesy fries and Gore-met brisket chili. At West Mountain, you can enjoy the West Mountain Bar & Eatery to reconnect with your family at the end of the day or pass the time with a beverage while the kids are at their ski lessons. They offer a full bar and menu, enough TVs to ensure you catch the game, and floor to ceiling windows to remind you that you’re at the base of the Adirondacks.
With skiing like this, you can’t go for just one day. Make a ski weekend of it because there’s plenty to do in North Creek, Queensbury, Warrensburg, and Lake George to keep the whole family entertained. Making The Fort William Henry Hotel your home base will ensure a good night’s rest. Winter is here, so why not plan your weekend away?