From New York City and New
Take the NY State Thruway (I-87) north to the Adirondack Northway (Exit
24 in Albany). Follow 87 to Exit 30. Pick up Route 9 north and follow
it for two miles to Route 73. Continue on 73 for 28 miles to Lake Placid
area. Take Route 86 east to Whiteface Mountain. From NYC: 5 hrs, Albany:
2 1/2 hrs.
Take 401 east to Cornwall Bridge. Pick up Route 37 east to Malone. Follow
Route 30 south to Paul Smiths and pick up Route 86. Continue on 86 thru
Saranac Lake and Lake Placid to Whiteface Mountain. Drive time: 5 1/2
Take Route 15 south to Champlain Crossing, connecting with I-87 south.
Take Exit 34 west, following Route 9 north, then follow Route 86 to Whiteface
Mountain. Drive time: 2 hours.
From Boston, Springfield,
Take Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) to Albany. Pick up I-787 north to Cohoes.
Connect with Route 7 west to I-87 north. Follow I-87 (Northway) to Exit
30, then use final directions above: "From New York City..."
Drive time from Boston: 5 hours.
Take routes south to the Cornwall Bridge. Pick up Route 37 east to Malone.
Follow Route 30 south to Paul Smiths and pick up Route 86. Follow Route
86 and continue thru Saranac Lake and Lake Placid to Whiteface Mountain.
Drive time: 3 hours.
From Buffalo, Rochester,
Syracuse, Points West
Take I-90 (NY State Thruway) east to Exit 36 (Syracuse). Pick up I-81
north and follow to Watertown. Take Route 3 and follow it east to Saranac
Lake, then follow Route 86 east to Whiteface Mountain. Drive times: From
Buffalo: 5 1/2 hours; Rochester: 4 1/2 hours; Syracuse: 3 1/2 hours.
Directions Gore Mountain
TRAVELING FROM THE SOUTH
NYS Thruway to Exit 24. Take I-87 (the Northway) to Exit 23 (Warrensburg).
Follow Route 9 for 4 miles to Route 28 and proceed 16 miles to Peaceful
TRAVELING FROM THE NORTH
Take I-87 (the Northway) to Exit 26 (Pottersville). Follow the Gore Mountain
"Trailblazer" signs through Olmstedville then left on Route
28N to North Creek. Make a left turn onto Route 28 and then a right onto
Peaceful Valley Road.
ALTERNATE ROUTE (FROM NORTH
Take I-87 (the Northway) to Exit 25 (Chestertown). Follow Route 8 west
for 11 miles. Turn right in Wevertown on Route 28; proceed north to Peaceful
TRAVELING FROM THE WEST
Take I-90 (NYS Thruway) east to Utica. Take Route 8 North from Utica to
North Creek. Make a left onto Peaceful Valley Road and continue 5 miles
to Gore Mountain.
West Mountain - 59 West
Mountain Road, Glens Falls, NY 12804. 3 miles west of Northway (I-87)
exit 18. (518)793-6606. 1,010 foot vertical drop, 21 trails (beginner,
intermediate and expert), 60% snowmaking. Lessons and equipment rental
available. Child care and kid-ski programs available. Open daily, Monday
through Friday 9:30AM-10:30PM, Saturday and Sunday 8:30AM-6PM. Closed
Christmas Day. Tickets are sold for 4 and 8 hour blocks.