Big Tupper Mountain Re-Opening Again for the 2013 Winter // Ski Industry News
There's good news coming out of the Adirondack Mountains in New York these days. After unfortunately being forced to take a year off last Winter, it's been announced that Big Tupper will re-open this winter for the 2013-2014 season! Home to professional Big Mountain skiers Scott Gaffney and Robb Gaffney, Big Tupper has long held a reputation for offering some of the best terrain in the Adirondacks. It's obvious that this comes as big news for everyone in the Adirondack region who's been anxious to be able to ski Big Tupper once again.
Largely due to volunteer efforts, Big Tupper Mountain will be re-opening (again) this winter with a focus on a, "no-frills," experience that aims to put the focus back on the recreational aspect of skiing. Without the budget for any artificial snow-making capabilities, Big Tupper will rely on old-fashioned snow from Mother Nature to sell $25.00 day tickets to skiers. While they are working on providing books of 5 or 10 day passes, a full seasons pass offer is off the table. According to one of the many volunteers behind the effort, Russ Cronin, Jr., "because we do not have snowmaking, we thought the best financial approach for the skiing public is to wait until we have enough snow. We are hoping for a great skiing winter."
No doubt, this is exciting news for New York and Vermont skiers who have heard about Big Tupper's unique Adirondack Terrain. Steep powder lines with chairlift access and limited crowds is a rare thing, especially in New England. Throw in a $25 lift ticket, and you can be sure that Big Tupper will be the mountain of choice for Adirondack powder hounds this winter.