Gore Mountain 12/31/12

Date(s) Skied: 12/31/12

Resort or Ski Area: Gore Mountain

Conditions: Soft/Packed Powder, occasional hardpack.

Trip Report: RUMOR!
Opened, after having been closed my previous two days here. 3-4ft nearly untouched powder. It having been closed the previous days let it set up a bit and hid most of the rocks you didn't want to hit. Did a bunch of laps on it. Impressive terrain that there isn't much of at Gore, I was really pleased.

Otherwise, the day was good. Not too many people on the hill, nice conditions everywhere outside of Echo in the morning. They turned the guns on there last night, but didn't mow down the bumps....looked like flat powder on the surface, underneath was bumps you couldn't see at all.

Some friends were snowtubing down at the Ski Bowl in the afternoon, so I lapped the Hudson chair on Little Gore for a while. The intermediate run there was a lot of fun. 46ER looked amazing, but you had to ski the glades for part of it, and glades I've never skied before, alone, with no one around, seemed like a poor idea.

Overall, today was (probably) the end of my 3 days at Gore. I'll definitely be back for holiday weeks. A big mountain with minimal crowds within easy driving distance of NJ? Perfect. I like most of the layout of the hill, there's a lot of great runs and the trail pods are laid out pretty well.

For some observations based on my skiing there:

Burnt Ridge in general doesn't make much sense. A HSQ to serve 2 trails and some glades? I never even saw more then 4 chairs in a row with people on them, much less it being loaded. And Echo, for no particular reason, goes out so far skiers right that it's then a miserable traverse back to the lift to actually lap the trail. While I like glades as much as the next guy, losing some of one to make the area more viable would be good for everyone.

The Ski Bowl also is somewhat questionable in design decisions to me. 46ER really looks like it needs snowmaking between tower 10-12 to ever be skiable for long as a trail. Additionally, some culverts in the waterbars would go a longggggg way to making this sort of area more skiable.

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Gore Mountain 12/31/12

Date(s) Skied: 12/31/12

Resort or Ski Area: Gore Mountain

Conditions: Soft/Packed Powder, occasional hardpack.

Trip Report: RUMOR!
Opened, after having been closed my previous two days here. 3-4ft nearly untouched powder. It having been closed the previous days let it set up a bit and hid most of the rocks you didn't want to hit. Did a bunch of laps on it. Impressive terrain that there isn't much of at Gore, I was really pleased.

Otherwise, the day was good. Not too many people on the hill, nice conditions everywhere outside of Echo in the morning. They turned the guns on there last night, but didn't mow down the bumps....looked like flat powder on the surface, underneath was bumps you couldn't see at all.

Some friends were snowtubing down at the Ski Bowl in the afternoon, so I lapped the Hudson chair on Little Gore for a while. The intermediate run there was a lot of fun. 46ER looked amazing, but you had to ski the glades for part of it, and glades I've never skied before, alone, with no one around, seemed like a poor idea.

Overall, today was (probably) the end of my 3 days at Gore. I'll definitely be back for holiday weeks. A big mountain with minimal crowds within easy driving distance of NJ? Perfect. I like most of the layout of the hill, there's a lot of great runs and the trail pods are laid out pretty well.

For some observations based on my skiing there:

Burnt Ridge in general doesn't make much sense. A HSQ to serve 2 trails and some glades? I never even saw more then 4 chairs in a row with people on them, much less it being loaded. And Echo, for no particular reason, goes out so far skiers right that it's then a miserable traverse back to the lift to actually lap the trail. While I like glades as much as the next guy, losing some of one to make the area more viable would be good for everyone.

The Ski Bowl also is somewhat questionable in design decisions to me. 46ER really looks like it needs snowmaking between tower 10-12 to ever be skiable for long as a trail. Additionally, some culverts in the waterbars would go a longggggg way to making this sort of area more skiable.

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