Gore Mt for Valentines Day? Adirondack Mts in New York

Sure you want the romantic dinner in a restaurant with the fantastic view, the roses, the champagne… all to celebrate and commemorate your love for each other.   But do you also want to get out and hit the slopes to ski or snowboard  making this Valentine Day weekend different, fun and unique?

Come to Blue Mt Lake in the Adirondacks.  Pick from 3 local ski areas just minutes away.  Beginners, novices and new intermediates can enjoy Mac Cauley & Big Tupper Ski areas which offer incredible skiing values or you can go to Gore Mt which offers some of the most challenging runs in the Adirondacks.

Area restaurants in Old Forge, Inlet, Long Lake, Tupper Lake and North Creek not only offer great food but also panoramic views and/or lakeside dining.

In the middle of it all is Blue Mt Rest, offering cozy, comfortable Adk lodging.   All with traditional Adirondack decor,  mountain views,  fully equipped kitchens and for your romantic getaway some cabins have hearth warming fireplaces.  Ask about their Valentine’s Day Specials that can tie in with Gore Mts skiing discounts for a Stay & Ski Package.   Also,  Blue Mt Rest is adjacent the NY State Trail System for other great winter activities:  x-country skiing, snow shoeing, snowmobiling are just outside your door.  For more info go to www.bluemountainrest.com.

Gore Mt which celebrated their 47 birthday recently, has big news announcing their new Hudson chair which connects North Creek Ski Bowl area where you can snow tube as well,  to the main mountain.  See an excerpt of their press release below:

NORTH CREEK – Gore Mountain will celebrate the Grand Opening of the Hudson Chair and completion of its Interconnect with the Historic North Creek Ski Bowl on Saturday, January 29.

The redeveloped terrain on Little Gore Mountain, which now features snow making and trails for all ability levels, will be open. Guests can also ski “Eagle’s Nest” from Little Gore’s summit to the base of Burnt Ridge Mountain, which provides access to the rest of Gore Mountain’s vast multi-peak trail system.

The new trails follow the profile of the same terrain North Creek’s earliest skiers traveled, and the lift line of the Hudson Chair was once home to the 1946 t-bar at the Ski Bowl. The expert “46ER” trail that is there was named in tribute to the Bowl’s rich ski history, and runs such as “The Oak Ridge Trail” and “Half-n-Half” maintain their same names and routes as well.

January 29, 2011, just four days after Gore Mountain’s 47th anniversary, commemorates not only the revitalization of the North Creek Ski Bowl, but also the exciting business growth in the region, that in accompaniment with Gore’s extensive improvements have made the entire area a more attractive recreation destination.

The new Snowmobile trail- Blue Mt Lake, Long Lake, Newcomb in New York

Are you an avid snowmobiler or just a beginner? This is some of the most exciting news in the central Adirondack region in decades.

Maybe you’ve been to them all, trails that bring you all the way from Old Forge to Speculator.  Or maybe you just want to explore the beauty of the snow cover forests that weave from trial to trail and lake to lake.

The Blue Mt Lake trail will take you to a new 110 mile loop, from Blue Mountain Lake to Long Lake or Newcomb, circling back to Racquette Lake,  Inlet, the Moose River plains, Indian Lake and back to the Blue Mt Lake trail.  And if you want to really explore these trails they are connected to hundreds of miles of other trails taking you south to Lake Pleasant in Speculator or take the Inlet trail to Old Forge and beyond.

Whether you need to rent or own your own sled Blue Mt Rest in Blue Mt Lake is a prefect venue for your new snowmobile experience.  Bring the family or bring a group BM Rest has 5 rental units that can accommodate 26 guests.  All cabins have fully equipped kitchens,  mountain views,  Direct TV, DVD & internet services and 2 have fireplaces to take the chill out after your memorable ride in the Adirondacks.

Ride in and ride out, the NY State snowmobile trail is just across the street. With plenty of parking to unload your sled or rent a snowmobile at Adk Mt Sports just 8 miles away.  But no worry they will bring the rented sled right to your accommodation if  you book a Bed & Sled package with BMR.  Not only that you will save money on the lodging and snowmobile rentals, a combined savings of 25%.  For more information go to www.bluemountainrest.com then click on the blue snowflake for the details.

The scenery is picturesque and the snow is just right, so if you are looking to get out there come to Blue Mt Lake.

Cabin Fever? Come to the Ice Fishing Derby, Blue Mt Lake, Adirondacks

Get out and about.   If you have cabin fever and love the great outdoors even in the winter, discover the Indian and Blue Mt Lake area in New York State’s Adirondack State Park.

An ice fisherman’s haven, over 30 lakes within a 45 minute radius.  Bring all your gear, tackle, auger and best lures where you can catch tiger muskee,  land locked salmon, lake or rainbow trout and dozens of other varieties.   And if you like a little competition, seek a few bragging rights bring your family to Indian Lake on January 15th for their annual Ice Fishing Derby.  Win some cash prizes and gain some new found family pride.

Seek  the warmth of a year round vacation cabin rental in Blue Mt Lake at Blue Mt Rest.  Each accommodation can sleep 4 or more and have fully equipped kitchens where you can cook the freshest catch of your day.  Some have fireplaces and all have gorgeous mountain views, a fabulous setting to cozy up to a good book and to put those daily stresses behind.   For more information about Blue Mt Rest and contact the proprietor for all the details on availability, rates and Ice Fishing Specials go to their web site www.bluemountainrest.com.

To find out about all the wonders of the Adirondack winters, traditional foods & activities look at the schedule below sponsored by the Adirondack Museum curators.

1/9/2011 Sunday 1:30 pm
Cabin Fever Sunday “Below Zero Above Reproach: The Virtues of the Adk. Winter
Adirondack Museum
Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812
Phone: 518-352-7311
Join naturalist Ed Kanze and explore the long, cold snowy winter. Free for members $5. non-members.

1/15/2011 Saturday
Annual Central Adirondack Ice Fishing Derby
Registration/Check-in 5:30 am, Fishing Begins 7:00 am
Lake Adirondack
Indian Lake, NY 12842
Email: indianlakeea@frontiernet.net
Phone: 518-648-5828
Limited to 195 participants. $30. pre registration/$35. day of event. Hourly money prizes, drawing. NYS DEC ice fishing regulations apply.

1/23/2011 Sunday 1:30 pm
Cabin Fever Sunday “Let’s Eat! Adk. Food Traditions & Inspirations”
Copperfield Inn
North Creek, NY 12856
Phone: 518-352-7311
Presented by Adk. Museum curator Hallie Bond. Free for members, $5. non-members

Spend Fathers Day Weekend at a Cabin in the Adirondacks in Blue Mountain Lake

Take Dad away for the Father’s Day Weekend. Why not treat Dad’s prefer a “rustic” outdoor adventure so consider a long Father’s Day Weekend at Blue Mountain Rest cabins.

Our Father’s Day Weekend special offers all of the pleasures and comforts necessary to keep Dad happy on his special June weekend. Father’s Day getaways included fishing, golfing, kayaking, rafting, hiking, biking, cycling, boating, canoeing, dining, swimming, and dining to rest and recharge your body and mind. We still have availability for Fathers’ Day Weekend! Make Father’s Day a special occasion this year.

Our Father’s Day Weekend Special is great time to explore the wilderness from the comfort of our Blue Mtn. Lake cabins – all with wonderful mountain views. Tucked away in the woods Blue Mountain Rest is a simple place to relax and regain your peace of mind. Lots to do or just relax with a book or movie. Great opportunity if you have never visited Blue Mountain Lake.