Gore Base Lodge Addition + Renovation

Olympic Regional Development Authority|North Creek, New York
Gore Mountain, an alpine ski resort in the Adirondacks, wanted to expand their facilities in response to increasing requests from skiers and those seeking venues for year-round, larger-scale special events and private parties. Additionally, New York State was beginning to prepare to host the Winter World Wide University Games 2023. architecture+ worked together with the Gore Mountain staff and the Olympic Regional Development Authority (operator of the ski area) to program, design, and renovate portions of the original Base Lodge structure. This included the renovation of the Tannery bar/restaurant and new 8,000 sf two-story addition. The addition seamlessly blends with the existing building to maintain its original character while creating large, open, flexible spaces to accommodate events. The Tannery’s updated design was based on a modern interpretation of the Adirondack Great Camp. The glass curtain wall was strategically placed to maximize slope-side views. The enlargement and reconfiguration of the Tannery kitchen, coupled with a more central location for the bar, improved circulation and significantly expanded the seating area. The furnishings and finishes were carefully selected to reflect the warm, rustic feel of the Adirondacks. An aggressive 5-month, fast-track construction process ensured completion for the 2018-2019 ski season. Construction began mid-June 2018 and was substantially complete by the end of November 2018. architecture+ also prepared a Master Plan for the entire Base Lodge which includes upgrades to the cafeteria, loading dock, and site.
Project Type:
9,000sf addition + 18,500sf renovation