Gore Mountain opens for the summer on Saturday, July 7, with a variety of new activities and events.
The more extensive warm-weather schedule invites guests to explore the mountain 10 am to 5 pm Thursday-Sunday through September 2, and fall weekends through October 7.
Free interpretive walks led by Gore staff and special guest speakers will depart the top of the Northwoods Gondola twice daily, featuring information about the surrounding vistas, area history, and local vegetation and wildlife. New 4×4 “Alpine Expeditions” being held four times a day welcome up to five guests per tour for a behind-the-scenes look at less-explored areas of Gore. A new vertical adventure element has been added for climbing in the Base Area. A revised hiking map now includes more routes such as “Twister Cliffs” which provides views from the glacial erratics of Burnt Ridge Mountain.
Other summer activities at Gore include gondola rides, intermediate and advanced downhill mountain biking, a climbing wall, bungee trampoline, disc and mini golf, and inflatables. On the sundeck, lunch and snacks are available at the Open Pit Grille.
Gore Mountain’s events calendar has information about Mountain Bike Skills Camps on July 14, August 11, and September 15; Mountaintop Yoga Classes on July 28 and August 25; the Monster Mountain 10K on August 4, and Harvest Fest on October 6-7. More events and classes including candle making and a Red Cross blood drive are also planned.
Gore has expanded its summer/fall operating schedule by over 80% compared to 2017. Several wedding ceremonies, group outings, and summer camp excursions are reserved for 2018 and 2019, Gore officials said.
Photo of Gore’s Northwoods Gondola in summer provided.