Winter time in the Adirondacks is nothing short of magical. The sound of silence each morning as the sun breaks over the mountain tops with the smell of freshly brewed coffee, the crystal snowflakes glittering along the pine trees and of course the skiing and riding at Gore Mountain! The Alpine Lodge is the perfect base camp for your winter vacation, complete with outdoor fireplaces, warm and cozy rooms and a designated ski tuning area! Gather with friends and family, enjoying a refreshing local beer after a long day of skiing and riding and set yourself up for a relaxing and memorable trip surrounded by nature and good company.
The history of winter sports in North Creek dates back to the early 1900’s, as being the first town to offer a ski train that came all the way from New York City! People in masses would escape the hustle of the busy NYC streets, pack up their boots and ride the ski train all the way to North Creeks Railway Station, still located on the north end of Main Street. The rope tow was first introduced at the North Creek Ski Bowl as the first “lift” to take skiers to the top so they could slide down!
Gore Mountain is located 5 minutes from the Alpine Lodge making this is ideal spot to settle. Whether you’re here for one day or one week, key directly into your cozy Adirondack themed room, with all the touches to make you feel right at home. Gore Mountain prides itself on being one of the most family friendly ski resorts in the east. With over 100 trails that range from beginner to expert, and tons of terrain for you tree lovers, there is something for everyone! Take a break and relax in their Tannery Pub and Bar, grab some food, or set up outside near a fireplace and take in all the fresh air! Skiing and riding is the mecca of winter time in North Creek, NY and the Alpine Lodge sits at the heart of it all.
Cross Country and Snow Shoe trails galore! The Ski Bowl, also known as Little Gore is just 3 minutes from the Alpine Lodge. Available throughout the entire season, loops of groomed and tracked nordic and snow shoe terrain await. Explore nature along numerous cross country and snow shoe trails, listening to the birds chirp and the crackling sound of the snow and retire to your temporary home at the Alpine Lodge for an apres ski drink by the fireplace gazebo.
Among all of the winter sports in the area, snowmobiling and hiking are also activities that tend to gather a great deal of excitement. Ice fishing is an extremely popular option for those that love to wet a hook, with multiple lakes within a 30 mile radius of us! We recommend Brant Lake, Lake George and Schroon Lake for your ice fishing adventure!
Take a day and enjoy a relaxing and beautifully scenic drive up to Lake Placid, admiring the glory of the ice covered cliffs and winding roads surrounded by snow kissed trees. Stop at a brewery or two on the way through, or make it a day of brewery tours throughout the Adirondacks, as there are many worth stopping into! As you’re drinking responsibly with your designated driver, of course! We recommend Paradox Brewery, which is the most popular and locally loved option in the area. Make sure to taste the Beaver Bite IPA while you’re there!
Regardless of your experience in winter sports, the Alpine Lodge and North Creek, NY is the perfect place to get away with your friends and family. Our quiet but beautiful town has something for everyone to enjoy and one of the best ski mountains for all ability levels. Enjoy your magical winter adventure!