Tupper Lake, NY – The Adirondack Mountains ski area of Big Tupper will operate for another season this winter under the direction of an all-volunteer staff.
Adirondack Residents Intent on Saving their Economy, or ARISE, has confirmed that they’ll run Big Tupper, west of Lake Placid, this winter on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays with $25 lift tickets, the situation that’s been in place since the winter of 2009-10.
The Adirondack Club and Resort plans to feature Big Tupper as one of its recreational offerings. After the Club’s 6,200-acre development plan received Adirondack Park Agency approval in 2012, this year it survived an appeals court challenge to that approval filed by the Sierra Club and Protect the Adirondacks. Many had therefore speculated that the Adirondack Club would operate Big Tupper this winter, but now after one more season, ARISE officials anticipate transferring the 1,152-vertical foot ski area to the Adirondack Club.
With Big Tupper at its centerpiece, the Adirondack Club plans to construct up to 650 private luxury residences on the property along with a hotel and spa, marina and equestrian center.