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Whiteface Re-opens this Weekend and Gore Opens for the Season

November 21st, 2012 · No Comments · Adirondack News

Whiteface - Lake PlacidWhiteface Mountain, in Wilmington, N.Y. is slated to re-open for the 2012-’13 season Friday, Nov. 23, with three trails (Upper Valley, Lower Valley, and Fox) and one lift, the Facelift quad.

Whiteface boasts the East’s greatest vertical drop, and for 20 consecutive years, readers of Ski Magazine have tabbed Whiteface Lake Placid, N.Y. as the number-one destination for Off-Hill Activities. Whiteface, Wilmington and Lake Placid also received high marks from the magazine’s readers for its scenery (#3), resort dining (#3), après ski (#3), challenging terrain (#7) and mountain character (#8).

Whiteface Lake Placid was also chosen by SnowEast Magazine readers as the East’s Destination Village. The publication’s readers also tabbed Whiteface Lake Placid New York State’s Favorite Ski Resort and the East’s Most Scenic Resort.

Lift ticket prices this holiday weekend are $39 for adults, teens and seniors and only $25 for junior skiers and riders. As always children six and under ski for free.

Trails and lifts are subject to change this holiday weekend. Please log on to before coming to the mountain for the latest conditions.

Gore MountainGore Mountain, in North Creek, N.Y., is also slated to open for the season, Friday. Gore, home to 2,537 vertical feet and the most skiable acreage in New York State, will open with six trails (Ruby Run, Foxlair, Sunway, Quicksilver, 3B and Jamboree) and the gondola.

Readers of Ski Magazine also tabbed Gore as one of the East’s top-10 mountains for value, lifts and overall satisfaction. Early season rates, through Dec. 14, are $52 for adults, $43 for teens and seniors and $29 for juniors.

For the most up to date conditions, visit

Belleayre was slated to open Saturday, however; due to temperature inversions the past few nights, the mountain has been unable to continue blowing enough snow to reach its goal of opening this weekend. Belleayre will resume snowmaking as soon as conditions allow and will open soon after.

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Gore Mountain Restaurant Week Starts Sunday!

January 24th, 2012 · No Comments · Adirondack News

NORTH CREEK – Gore Mountain’s 2nd Annual Restaurant Week begins Sunday, January 29, featuring a variety of unique menu items, specials, and restaurant events daily through Saturday, February 4. The return of the Gore Mountain Restaurant Race on Monday, January 30 promises fun for all skiers and snowboarders!
Gore Mountain Restaurant Week
A complete list of specials for all seven days can be viewed on the events page at These include Sushi Night at Basil & Wick’s, chances to win gift certificates and eat free chili at the Black Mountain, a five-course Suhru Wine dinner at barVino, prix fixe dinner nights at Café Adirondack, Friends Lake Inn, and Garnet Hill Lodge, the famous Copperfield Inn Wing Night, and authentic German Cuisine at Andie’s. The week culminates on February 4 with several dining specials preceding the Valentine Hit Parade at Tannery Pond Community Center to benefit the North Country Outreach Center.

Throughout Gore Mountain Restaurant Week, guests can find numerous 10% off specials, dessert promotions, drink bonuses, and game nights especially tailored for this annual celebration of Gore Region dining. Meanwhile, Gore Mountain’s concessionaire Centerplate will be presenting their value-added lunch specials every day of the ski season, while showcasing new dining opportunities at the Open Pit Grille, Ski Bowl Lodge, and the recently renovated Tannery Pub & Restaurant.

The Gore Mountain Snow Train offers an impressive breakfast menu on the way to North Creek from Saratoga Springs, as well as après-ski cocktails and foodservice on the return trip. Packages that combine the new train service with discounted lift tickets, tubing, and scenic gondola rides are available.

“We are so excited about all of the new opportunities guests of the region have for lodging, dining, and shopping,” commented Emily Stanton, Gore Mountain Marketing Manager. “Gore Mountain Restaurant Week is one more way for us to share our progress and for everyone to have some extra fun.”

More teams are expected to be added to those restaurants vying Monday, January 30. Fork, spoon, and knife trophies will be awarded to those restaurants with the fastest ski times, most spirited racers, and most popular teams respectively. Anyone who races will be given a $5 coupon from the restaurant they race for in exchange for a $5 entry fee, and will be entered to win in a raffle for several prizes including a new pair of skis. Restaurants presently entered include Basil & Wick’s, Team Tannery, The Black Moun-tinis, and barVino.

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Shaving to Begin for 4th Adirondack Donegal Beard Contest

December 27th, 2011 · No Comments · Adirondack News

Participants in the 4th Annual Adirondack Donegal Beard Contest are preparing to shave their facial hair New Year’s Day in anticipation of growing their Donegal Beard for this year’s contest. New beardsman are welcome to take part in the event, which is free and open to the public.

The Donegal Beard (also called a Chin-curtain or Lincoln) is an Irish-style beard that grows along the jaw line and covers the chin – no soul patch, no mustache. Contestants must be clean shaven January 1st and grow a Donegal Beard by St. Patrick’s Day (March 17th).

The contest will be held from 4 to 7 pm, Saturday (St. Patrick’s Day), March 17, 2012 at Basil and Wick’s (formerly Casey’s North), on Route 28 in North Creek, NY. Judging will be begin at 6 pm, prizes will be awarded. There will be live entertainment.

Judging is based on the criteria that includes Manliness, Fullness, Length, and Style and Sophistication.
2011 Adirondack Donegal Beard Contestants

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Hundreds of Cyclists to Converge On the Adirondacks

July 22nd, 2011 · No Comments · Adirondack News

NORTH CREEK, NY – Hundreds of bicyclists are expected to converge on the Adirondacks on Sunday, Aug. 14, for the Adirondack Mountain Club’s ididaride! Adirondack Bike Tour.

2011 IdidarideNow in its sixth year, ididaride! is a 75-mile road tour through some of the Northeast’s most spectacular scenery. Riders will depart at 8:30 a.m. from the Ski Bowl Park Pavilion in North Creek (Warren County) and cycle through the central Adirondacks, passing through Bakers Mills, Wells, Speculator, Sabael, Indian Lake and North River before arriving back at North Creek. There is also a 20-mile ride. A shuttle will take those riders and their bicycles to Indian Lake, and they’ll cycle back to North Creek.

The Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) has sponsored ididaride! since 2008, and it is becoming one of the most popular cycling tours in the Northeast. Last year, more than 300 people participated in the ride and even more are expected in 2011.

“This event gets more popular each year, with cyclists of all ages coming from as far away as California,” said Deb Zack, ADK’s director of membership and development. “If you love the Adirondacks, if you love to cycle, if you love a challenge, you’ll want to do the ride.”

After the ride, participants will enjoy an Apres-Ride Party with food, drink, music and prizes at the Ski Bowl Park Pavilion. Many North Creek merchants are offering great discounts on wining and dining on Main Street for all ididariders as well.

Proceeds from ididaride! Adirondack Bike Tour will help support ADK’s conservation and education programs. Also sponsored by Eastern Mountain Sports, Cooperstown Brewing Co., Garvey Auto Group, Adirondack 2-Way Radio, WS Badger Co., Cascadian Farm, High Peaks Cyclery, Frederick Wildman and Sons, Whitewater Challengers, Stewart’s Shops, Cook’s Septic and Gore Bike Wear.

For complete details, including how to register, a description of the ride and lodging information, visit our Web site at or call Deb Zack at (518) 668-4447 Ext. 42.

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