Gore Mountain 793 Peaceful Valley Road, North Creek, NY

Gore Mountain offers 6 week program for skiers and snowboarders ages 4-12 of all abilities. Your child will ski or ride with others of similar ability, with consistent coaching each week.  They'll explore a variety of terrain while developing a strong foundation of skills, with an emphasis on safety and fun.  Programs meet for six Saturdays OR six Sundays, choose from all-day and morning-only options and the day that works best for you.  A rental add-on option is available. They also offer Season-Long Programs for kids ages 4-12. Gore Mountain also offers private lessons, learn more by clicking here.

Adaptive Program

Gore Mountain also offers an adaptive program for skiers and riders with special needs. Request an instructor of your choice, or they will select a qualified instructor for you.  If you wish, add another person to your private lesson, but please note this additional person must be of like age and ability.  They recommend half-hour private lessons for 3-4 year-olds who aren't ready for a full hour on the snow.  

Advance reservations are strongly recommended and are required for telemark private lessons.  To make a reservation, click to submit an online request, call (518) 251-2411 x1004, or email  


Li'l Rippers

children ages 4-5

Meets Saturdays or Sundays, Morning Only Option or All Day option

Li'l Rippers is a division of Mountain Adventure designed specifically for the needs and learning styles of children ages 4-5.  Their focus is on safety and fun first, with skiing and snowboarding games and activities appealing to this fun and actively imaginative age group.

Programs meet Saturdays, January 5-February 23 OR Sundays, January 6-February 24.  (No program January 19-20 or February 16-17 ~ Holiday Camps are in session- take advantage of your Mountain Adventure participant discount!)

Groups meet their instructors at 9:15am at the base of the Snow Train and can be picked up in the same location at the end of each session (Noon for Morning-Only or 3:30pm for All-Day).

Mountain Adventures (Ages 7-17)  

Meets Monday through Friday at 4pm or 5:45pm

A program designed to teach beginner skiers and snowboards in a fun learning environment. The program Includes 1.5 hour lesson, and a 4 hour lift ticket.   You choose the day of week and lesson time for your child. 


4-Week Lesson Program for Parents

Gore Mountain is also offering parents of kids participating in their multi-week programs a 4-week adult 90-minute class lesson program that coincides with children's lesson days at 10am.  Parent program dates are January 12-February 10 (no program January 19-20).  

7-Week Program for Homeschool Families

Meets Fridays

Join their Friday lift & lesson program for homeschool students and their parents- a great opportunity to get the whole family out for exercise, fresh mountain air, and fun on the snow, all while building your skiing/riding skills.  An all-day lift ticket and 90-minute class lesson are included each day.  Classes are grouped by similar age and ability level.  Lessons are in session 12-1:30pm giving you time for a few warm-up runs before, and the afternoon to practice your new skills if you wish. 

To purchase your program, please call (518) 251-2411, x1004 or email

Please note that all lesson programs require participants (ages 17 & under) to be wearing a helmet. If you purchase your program with rentals, a helmet is included in the package. If children are using their own equipment, they must bring a helmet with them or plan to rent one upon arrival. Visit to learn more about helmets and snow sports safety!

Lessons for ages 4-12

Full-Day Adventures: Their all-day program is for skiers and riders, ages 4-12 of all ability levels.  Morning and afternoon lessons, lunch (and of course hot chocolate!), lift ticket, and all-day supervision are included. Kids can be registered 8:30-9:30am, and picked up 3-3:30pm.  Lesson times are 10am-noon and 1-3pm. 

2-Hour Lessons: Their daily lessons are two-hour sessions for skiers and riders, ages 4-12 of all ability levels.  Morning lessons are 10am-noon and afternoon lessons are 1-3pm.  Please plan to arrive early to register your child.  Morning registration is 8:30-9am and afternoon registration is until 12:45pm.  Advanced reservations are encouraged to secure your child's spot.

Book of Four 2-Hour Lessons: Purchase a book of (4) two-hour lessons and save!  Available for ages 4-12 of all skill levels.  Two sessions may be used in one day.  Please note, in that case, lunch would not be included.  All four lessons must be used by the same child, as this package is non-transferable.  Reservations are encouraged.  Lessons are valid any day our Snow Sports School is open during the 2018-19 snow season, and expire Closing Day, Spring 2019. 

Lessons for ages 13+

Learning to Ski with Parallel from the Start: Parallel from the Start (PFS) is designed with instruction techniques and rental equipment specifically for first-time skiers, ages 13+.  One simple package includes your 90-minute lessons, beginner-specific rentals, and lift tickets.* PFS is affordable and easy - LEARN TO LOVE WINTER!

Learning to Snowboard with Burton LTR: Their Burton boards are specially designed to make your first and future days of riding the best they can be.  Their snowboard instructors will help you get started at connecting your turns, and one simple package includes your 90-minute lessons, rentals, and lift tickets.*  Burton LTR is affordable and easy - LEARN TO RIDE!

3 Days of Lift, Lesson, & Rentals: $169
2 Days of Lift, Lesson, & Rentals: $139
1 Day Option: $79

Complete the 3-day program and your card will get you frequent skier ticket discounts for the rest of the season (please note this card does not include the first or sixth day free).  Programs may be purchased in person at the Snow Sports Desk, upper level of the Northwoods Lodge.  No reservations necessary. 

Lessons meet on snow at 9:45am or 1:15pm (additional 10:45am option Saturday, Sunday, and daily during holiday periods).  Choose from the packages above or reserve a Private Lesson for customized one-on-one coaching! Learn more about how to plan for your first day out.