Gore Mountain to Host FISU World University Games Freestyle, Freeski, Big Air, and Snowboard Slalom Events January 12-22

Recreational Skiing and Riding Open Daily 

What to Expect, Tickets, and Event Details Available Here

Gore Mountain will be hosting the Snowboard, Freestyle, and Freeski competitions of the Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games, January 12 through 22. The mountain is also open to the public for skiing and riding, with a unique opportunity for season pass holders and guests to recreate and spectate a world-class international event.

Where: Gore Mountain, North Creek, New York, USA

What: The Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games is an 11-day international competition and educational festival with competitions and events taking place throughout the North Country from Lake Placid to Canton and Potsdam in the west and Gore Mountain in the south. Freeski provides some of the best action of the winter sport disciplines, combining the high-flying tricks of freestyle skiing with the skill and excitement of snowboarding. With a Gore lift ticket and valid season pass, guests can spectate any of the FISU Games events from along the public access trails across the mountain. Tickets for event finish areas are $15 and available at lakeplacid2023.com.

Recreational skiing and riding is open on all competition days, with lifts open daily from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. The following trails will be closed for the event: Wild Air, The Arena, 2B, Jibland, and Potluck. All other trails will be open to the public, including a terrain park on Upper Sleighride.

Gore will also host daily Sundeck Parties throughout the Games from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm. With excellent views of the competitions, these festivities will feature a live DJ, food and drink specials, an outdoor bar, games, food trucks, local vendors, and giveaways most days.

Who: The 11 days of competition at Gore Mountain will feature 190+ collegiate athletes, ages 17 to 25, from universities across 44 countries. As the largest multi-sport collegiate athletic event in the world, athletes will compete to represent their country.

When: The events at Gore Mountain include:

Ski & Snowboard Cross – Athletes combine Alpine and Freestyle skills in timed head-to-head races. The course terrain incorporates big-air jumps and high-banked turns.

  • January 12: Snowboard Cross Qualifications
  • January 13: Snowboard Cross Round Robin & Finals
  • January 15: Ski Cross Qualifications
  • January 16: Ski Cross Round Robin & Finals

Slopestyle – In this event, competitors race down a designated course, hitting a variety of obstacles, jumps, and rails and doing backflips or other “impossible” acrobatic tricks. Harder tricks earn more points for originality, amplitude, and execution.

  • January 17: Freestyle & Freeski/Snowboard Slopestyle Qualifications
  • January 18: Freestyle & Freeski/Snowboard Slopestyle Finals

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 to qualify for the finals.

  • January 19: Freestyle & Freeski/Snowboard Big Air Qualifications
  • January 20: Freestyle & Freeski/Snowboard Big Air Finals

Snowboard Slaloms – Riders race down two evenly spaced courses at speeds of up to 70 mph through sets of gates that force extremely tight and quick turns or wide sweeping turns through more spaced-out Giant Slalom gates.

  • January 21: Snowboard Parallel Giant Slalom Qualifications & Finals
  • January 22: Snowboard Parallel Slalom Qualifications & Finals

How: More information and updates can be found at FISU Games at Gore Mountain

and the Gore Mountain Snow Report.