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  1. #31
    Quote Originally Posted by Smellytele View Post
    Lake George is a better option to stay when at Gore, only 30-35mins away. Like staying in North Conway when skiing Wildcat.
    I'm sure it would. The thought never even crossed our minds as we always wanted to stay within a few minute drive of whatever mountain we were at.


  2. #32
    Quote Originally Posted by deadheadskier View Post
    Never skied Wildcat I take it?

    2100 vert in 7 minutes, no terrain runnout and you can lap every inch of the mountain off of it.

    Definitely one of the five best lifts in New England IMO. Maybe the best when you factor in average lift lines of about five minutes on mid winter Saturdays

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    only once and not in the most ideal conditions. it definitely delivers a ton of vertical fast. i just cant really speak to the quality of the terrain it serves.
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  3. #33
    Quote Originally Posted by cdskier View Post
    Gore is a terrific mountain with excellent terrain, but the town around it is pretty lacking (or at least was several years ago when I was last there).
    What town?
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  4. #34
    Quote Originally Posted by chuckstah View Post
    Yep. Count me as one. The only hill in NY that I've managed to ski is Whiteface. I've had free vouchers many times, but still didn't make it to Gore or Platty. Coming from NH they don't make much sense, but I'm determined to hit at least one this season. We shall see if it happens.
    Same reason why I've never skied NH or ME. Vermont generally > New Hampshire and it's closer for me. And for you, as much as I love Platty, the good NH mountains are better than Platty, so no reason for you to really visit other than curiosity. From my limited understanding of NH ski areas, however, I imagine Gore is at least on-par with the better NH options, but you dont meet a lot of folks who've skied both Gore and say.... Cannon or Loon, etc... One of these years I'd like to take a 4-day weekend and try to hit Cannon, Loon, and Wildcat.
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  5. #35
    Quote Originally Posted by BenedictGomez View Post
    What town?
    My point exactly!

  6. #36
    Quote Originally Posted by BenedictGomez View Post
    Same reason why I've never skied NH or ME. Vermont generally > New Hampshire and it's closer for me. And for you, as much as I love Platty, the good NH mountains are better than Platty, so no reason for you to really visit other than curiosity. From my limited understanding of NH ski areas, however, I imagine Gore is at least on-par with the better NH options, but you dont meet a lot of folks who've skied both Gore and say.... Cannon or Loon, etc... One of these years I'd like to take a 4-day weekend and try to hit Cannon, Loon, and Wildcat.
    From what I have heard Gore is on par with Wildcat or Cannon in terms of terrain quality with slightly less vertical, but more variety. Hoping to get to Gore and Whiteface both for the first time this winter. Lake George/Saratoga Springs area and Port Henry both are within a reasonable drive of both mountains and have some cheap places to stay.

    Will definitely take the strong advice given and only go when the snow is good!

  7. #37
    gore has great glades. just a ton of marked tree skiing. it can be tons of fun when the conditions are right
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  8. #38
    +1 on Gore's glades when you hit it at the right time.
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  9. #39
    I've never been to Gore... was going to take my nephews to their first VT mountain this year but had also been thinking about Gore. They have only skied the Pokes and NJ bumps and then we have taken them to Huntaaah and Windham the past two years. They are not great technical skiers yet but in control enough to negotiate most of what I have taken them on pretty well, albeit sometimes not so gracefully

    For those that have been would it be a good option to consider or should I stick to one of the south VT options? Was thinking of Stratton so they could see a village and skiing one day there and one day at Magic conditions dependent.

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    +1 on Gore's glades when you hit it at the right time.
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