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Jon Lundin | jlundin@orda.org | (518) 523-1655
June 27, 2017

Gore has a New General Manager

NORTH CREEK, N.Y. --- The New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) announced today, Tuesday, June 27, that it has hired James Bayse as Gore Mountain’s general manager. Bayse replaces Mike Pratt, who after 21 years as the North Creek ski resort’s general manager was named the Authority’s president/CEO in March 2017.

“We’re excited to have James join the ORDA and Gore team,” said Pratt. “James has extensive experience in the ski and outdoor industry and is versed in the tourism industry and both public and government relations.”

Bayse brings almost 31 years of ski industry experience to Gore. From 1986 to 2000, he served as a member of the New York Ski Educational Foundation’s (NYSEF) coaching and event crew before becoming NYSEF’s program director where he helped grow the program from 60 to 165 athletes and 30 staff. He also played an instrumental role in Gore Mountain hosting major alpine ski events on its FIS homologated Echo Trail and USSA homologated Twister Trail.

“I am very excited and honored to become the next general manager of Gore Mountain, and look forward to becoming part of an already great team at this successful venue,” noted Bayse.

This summer, Bayse will oversee a number of capital improvement projects for the resort. They include doubling the size of Saddle Lodge, located at the top of the high-speed and recently installed Adirondack Express II, and re-designing the Northwoods Lodge, giving it extra room for the rental and repair shop and added space for children’s Mountain Adventure programs, foodservice for the Snow Sports School, and improve the arrival and registration process.  

Bayse lives in Olmstedville, N.Y. with his wife is Autumn Goerner and two daughters, Avery (12), and Sage (8).

-- ORDA --

Established in 1982, the New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) was created by the State of New York to manage the facilities used during the 1980 Olympic Winter Games at Lake Placid. ORDA operates Whiteface, Belleayre and Gore Mountain ski areas; the Olympic Sports Complex at Mt. Van Hoevenberg; the Olympic speed skating oval, Olympic jumping complex and Olympic arena. As host to international and national championships, the Authority has brought millions of athletes, spectator and participants to the region, resulting in significant economic development. 




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