Monday, March 19, 2018

APA’s Gore Mtn Proposal Expands Downhill Skiing

The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) has announced they are accepting public comments for a proposed amendment to the Gore Mountain Ski Center Unit Management Plan.

Proposed changes include new downhill ski trails, widening of some existing trails, a new triple or quad lift from Northwood Lodge to Lower Sunway, an expansion of the NYSEF building, snowmaking improvements and a request for State Land reclassification. The plan also proposes hiking and mountain biking trail changes.

The 2018 Unit Management Plan (UMP) addresses changes to the 2002 and 2005 UMP updates. This amendment would add several new management actions and identifies completed, pending and actions to be modified or abandoned.

The APA will accept public comments until March 26, 2018 regarding Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan conformance for the proposed management actions.

Gore Mountain Ski Center is owned by New York State. It is operated under the administrative jurisdiction of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), and is managed by the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) through a Memorandum of Understanding with the DEC. The facility is classified as an “Intensive Use Area” under the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan (APSLMP). An intensive use area is an area where the State provides facilities for intensive forms of outdoor recreation by the public.

ORDA operates a year-round recreational, day-use resort on Gore Mountain which provides opportunities for public use such as competitive and recreational downhill skiing, hiking, mountain biking, and summer scenic gondola rides.

To review the proposed 2018 Unit Management Plan amendment, visit the APA’s website.

Address all written comments to:

Kathy Regan
Deputy Director for Planning
NYS Adirondack Park Agency
P.O. Box 99
Ray Brook, NY 12977

Fax: 518-891-3938
Email –

Submit all written comments to the APA by March 26, 2018.

Photo of Cloud Trail on Gore Mountain, courtesy ORDA.

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