Gore Mountain Ski Train Begins December 30th
For the first time since World War II, passenger rail service returns between Saratoga Springs and North Creek New York at the base of Gore Mountain. The full service rail system will provide round trip transportation thru March 31st including many benefits for skiers to take the train such as discounted lift tickets and more.
Departing from Saratoga Springs each Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning at 7am, the Gore Mountain Snow Train arrives in North Creek at 9:15 a.m. Return service leaves North Creek at 4:30 p.m. and arrives in Saratoga Springs at 6:45 p.m. Shuttle transportation is then provided to Gore Mountain for all arrivals and departures.
The launch of the Gore Mountain Snow Train is a significant historical milestone for Upstate New York, restoring passenger rail service to North Creek will allow a new generation of winter sports fans to experience the luxury and comfort of train travel that was celebrated in decades past.
Steve Torrico- General Manager of the Saratoga & North Creek Railway
800 riders per day can take train and choose between a vintage coach car or dome car seating. The coach cars are roomy and comfortable, ideal for family traveling, while the dome cars offer uninterrupted views of the winter landscape through large dome windows that wrap overhead.
Here is the best benefit; Round-trip tickets start at $30 for coach cars and $55 for dome seating. There are ski packages which include round-trip train transportation and a lift ticket to Gore Mountain starting at $70 for coach and $87 for dome – a 30 percent savings!! Don’t forget two complimentary drink tickets are also provided to package holders 21 and over. Breakfast and dinner are also available.
The Snow Train is offering a 2011/2012 “Haul Pass,” for the youngsters which includes five round-trip rides on the snow train in coach seating for $99 – a 66 percent discount, however lift ticket must be purchased separately.
Skiers can check their equipment on the train and then get it at the mountain upon arrival.
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