Excerpt from a piece by Rick Karlin in the Albany Times Union:
A group of snow-loving volunteers has gotten the go-ahead to re-open part of the shuttered Big Tupper ski area in Tupper Lake. Area Residents Intent on Saving their Economy, or ARISE has approval from the Adirondack Park Agency to run a chairlift and T-bar at the resort this winter.
The area has been closed since 1999 but since then a group of investors has proposed re-opening the mountain along with an extensive real estate development. Plans for the development are still with the APA and have been criticized by environmentalists.