NORTH CREEK — Wacky winter weather was no match for Gore Mountain employees who keep operations running smoothly year-round at this popular Adirondack venue.

CSEA members work together in lift operations, lift mechanics, vehicle maintenance, ski patrol, electrical, ticket sales and snow making to guarantee Gore’s spot as one of the top winter destinations in the Northeast.

Gore Mountain, located in North Creek, 80 miles north of Albany, is part of The New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) that was created by the New York State legislature to manage the facilities used during the 1980 Olympic Winter Games at Lake Placid. By establishing ORDA, state and local governments cooperatively created a long-term solution as a way to protect the public’s investment in the Lake Placid Olympic facilities.

In addition to Gore, ORDA operates Whiteface Mountain ski area located in the Town of Wilmington, just 15 minutes outside the Village of Lake Placid; Belleayre Mountain located in Highmount, NY – 80 miles south of Albany; as well as the Olympic Center; the Olympic Jumping Complex and Olympic Sports Complex – all located in Lake Placid. 

Together, these venues, and the members who operate and maintain them, are at the forefront of winter and summer sports training, competition, recreation, and tourism.

In late April, ski operations are winding down, “mud season” is starting and preparation and planning for summer programs at ORDA venues is underway.

— Therese Assalian


About Author

Therese has been working as the Capital Region Communications Specialist since 2002 handling all facets of internal and external communications for the region. Therese started her career at a Madison Avenue Public Relations firm and held several positions in public relations, marketing and event planning in corporate and non-profit roles in New York and Pittsburgh prior to moving to the Capital Region in 1999. Therese holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Communication Studies and is also a published freelance writer on travel, food and the arts.

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