We are sorry to announce that the ARISE Board has made the difficult decision to not open Big Tupper this season. While the weather has worked against our efforts this year, let’s keep our eye to a brighter future. Please know that this decision did not come easily and that your efforts are greatly appreciated. There are a lot of discussions taking place about the future operation – all very positive. We will make every effort to keep you updated as things unfold.
Save the Date! December 12th is the the event we have been waiting for … the Snow Ball Gala! You an purchase tickets online or at a number of locations including:
LaValley Real Estate
P2’s Irish Pub
Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce
Tupper Lake Free Press
Tupper Lake Supply
Well Dressed Food
BIG TUPPER SNOWBALL OFFERS LAS VEGAS TRIP & MORE
The Big Tupper Snowball has become known as the area’s social event of the season, and this years event is set for Saturday, December 12th from 8pm to Midnight. Snowball Chairman, Matt Ellis, is excited to announce that every person who purchases a ticket, they will be entered into a drawing for a trip for two to Las Vegas. Ellis said, “We’re thrilled to give every ticket purchaser a chance to win a trip to Las Vegas that will include round trip air fare, 2 nights at the MGM Grand with tickets to the Brooks & Dunn and Reba McEntire show the first night, and a special show featuring David Copperfield on the second night.”
Ellis went on to say that, “we have also added a Silent Auction to this years event that includes round trip air fare from Adirondack Airport to Boston, items from professional golfer Greg Norman, golf passes to area golf courses, ski and stay packages, Adirondack furniture and art, spa packages, and much more. Besides having a great time, there will be a lot of people going home with some very special gifts.”
There will be an open bar with beer and wine, the food will be catered by The Well Dressed Food Company and the event will feature live and DJ entertainment.
Tickets are $50 and are on sale at The Well Dressed Food Company, Tupper Lake Supply, the Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce, CBNA Insurance, the Tupper Lake Free Press, LaValley Real Estate, P-2’s Irish Pub and additional locations to be announced. Also, be looking for Santa’s Helpers who will be out selling the Gala tickets. For more information, go online to www.skibigtupper.org or call any of the aforementioned businesses.
Big Tupper’s last operating day of the season is Sunday, March 15, 2015. We thank you and all the volunteers for your support! We hope to see you next year! Stay in touch with us on skibigtupper.org and Facebook and we’ll keep you posted on various activities and updates on Big Tupper!
On Friday, February 13th, ARISE will offer a free ski day to any person 18 years or younger, who brings a canned good to mountain. ARISE will be collecting the canned goods to bring to the food pantry.
Ski conditions are excellent and according to Manager Ted Merrihew, “we expect a lot more trails open this coming weekend with excellent ski conditions from top to bottom. We’re excited to be open and encourage our friends from around the North Country to come ski Big Tupper.”
ARISE has been operating Big Tupper for the past six years, and has provided affordable skiing due to the volunteer commitment. ARISE Chairman Jim LaValley said, “our mission is to create activity that generates economic activity throughout the community. Besides Big Tupper, we look forward to implementing other initiatives that continue with the same intent.”
Big Tupper will be open on Saturdays and Sundays, as well as the entire President’s Week. For more information call 359-3730
The snow has finally arrived in Tupper Lake and the management of Big Tupper Ski Area is anticipating their Grand Opening for 2015 this weekend!
As part of the celebration lift prices will be lowered to $ 10 for all skiers and riders 18 and under. This promotion will apply to both Saturday and Sunday. Adult tickets will be continued to be sold at the low price of $25. As usual children 6 and under ski free.
Big T’s master groomers Billy Mozdzier and Tim Brown have been working hard to prepare the lower mountain for this weekends festivities.
At a recent meeting, manager Ted Merrihew stated “we are thrilled to be able to open and provide this genrerous discount to the areas children as part of Big Tupper’s long tradition of supporting youth participaton in healthy Winter sport.”
Chair 2 and the rope tow will be operating and accessing 10 to 12 trails, offering beginner to expert ski conditions. Big Tupper Ski Area is located off NYS Route 30, 2 miles south of the village. For more information go to skibigtupper.org, or on Facebook at Ski Big Tupper.