More at Gore Mountain During the Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games, January 12 through 22
It’s going to be big, and it’s going to be great. Athletes, media, skiers and riders, and everyone can spectate and recreate!
Gore Mountain is not only the host of the Snowboard, Freestyle, and Freeski competitions of the Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games but is also open to the public for skiing and riding.
With the most terrain of any ski area in New York State, skiers and riders at Gore are used to having more. During the FISU Games, guests will see top athletes from around the world in exciting events like Big Air, Slopestyle, Snowboard Slaloms, and Ski & Snowboard Cross.
“Those who get to know Gore, love Gore. We’re especially excited about the FISU Games because it offers a world-wide platform for us to provide guests a world-class international sport experience alongside our diverse trails for skiing and riding and amenities,” states Julia Johnson, Marketing Manager. “Of course, there are some temporary changes to parking, new security measures, and delays to be expected during the Games. Still, the best news is every Gore visitor can view the Games right from the sundeck while still enjoying nearly every aspect of a great winter day in North Creek.”
Spectate World Class Competition
Starting January 12 with snowboard cross qualifications and ending January 22 with snowboard parallel qualifications and finals, there are daily competitions to spectate. Events include:
Ski & Snowboard Cross – Athletes combine Alpine and Freestyle skills in timed head-to-head races. The course incorporates jumps and high-banked turns.
Slopestyle – In this event, competitors travel down a designated course, hitting a variety of jibs, jumps, and rails and doing backflips or other astonishing acrobatic tricks. Harder tricks earn more points for originality, amplitude, and execution.
Big Air – Epic tricks like multiple flips and big air over 100 feet wow fans of this event. Competitors get two runs to showcase their best tricks and qualify for the finals.
Snowboard Slaloms – Riders race down two evenly spaced courses through sets of gates that force extremely tight and quick turns or wide sweeping turns through more spaced-out Giant Slalom gates.
Tickets are available in advance at www.lakeplacid2023.com.
Recreate to Your Hearts Delight
During the FISU Games lifts are open daily to the public from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. Wild Air, The Arena, 2b, and Pot Luck will be used for competition only. Jibland & Starting Gate will not be open during the World University Games. There will be a terrain park on Upper Sleighride for public use during the Games. Lower sleighride will be open with egress through Forever Wild Glade. All other available trails will be open to the public for skiing and riding.
Enjoy Sundeck Parties, Giveaways, Medal Ceremonies, and More
January 12 through 22, Gore will host a Sundeck party from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm. The space offers one of the best overall views of the competitions, giving everyone a perfect place to watch the best young athletes in the world while enjoying a live DJ, great food and drink specials, an outdoor bar, games, food trucks and local vendors. ESPN will be there, too, broadcasting live to audiences everywhere! Plus, in addition to complimentary s’mores, Sundeck party goers will find loads of free giveaways each day. Look for cool stuff from Burton, Gore Mountain, Lake Placid 2023 and more.
What to Know Before You Go
Due to the high-profile nature of the Games, there will be some changes to our normal parking. Some rooms at our Base Lodge will be closed for the event. There will also be a security check point, so please allow additional time. Check the website for updates. See this list of items prohibited at the venue. Plan to arrive early to avoid anticipated traffic and parking delays.
About the FISU Games
The International University Sports Federation (FISU) serves as the driver in expanding the role and reach of university sport around the world, and it has been since its founding in 1949. As the international governing body for the World University Games, this is their time to shine, too.
Make no mistake, hosting these Games is a big deal. The process to become the official host for the 2023 Games began in 2018. The success of our Adirondack North Country hosting bid inspired a whole new phase of economic development and benefits to our region. And the exposure around the world will translate to major ongoing economic benefits for decades to come.
The Games are made possible by a team of Host Partners: ILoveNY is the Presenting Sponsor, and the Official Host Partners are the NYS Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA), the Adirondack Sports Council (ADKSC), the Village of Lake Placid, and the US International University Sports Federation (US-IUSF).
A One-of-a-Kind Winter Sport Experience
The Lake Placid 2023 FISU Games, an 11-day competition and educational festival, will feature 1,443 collegiate-athletes, ages 17-25, from more than 595 universities across 44 countries. The competition consists of 12 winter sports contested throughout northern New York, including Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Wilmington, North Creek, Canton and Potsdam.
Fans can follow the Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter with @LakePlacid2023, @SaveWinterHQ, #lakeplacid2023, #savewinter.