History of train travel to Gore Mountain - 1930's
The 1932 Olympics in Lake Placid inspired a number of North Creek locals to build ski trails at Gore Mountain. The first rope tows in the state were put in using a revolving drum hooked to a Ford V-8 engine. On March 4, 1934, the first Delaware & Hudson ski train from Schenectady came to North Creek with 378 skiers. The cost of a roundtrip ride was $1.50. Local busses and trucks were put into service to carry passengers to the higher trails and local homes were used for boarding houses.
By 1936, trains were coming from New York City as well. North Creek was made famous for being home to the first downhill ski center in New York State.