Big Tupper Ski Area

Big Tupper logoBig Tupper was a town-owned and operated ski that offered no frills skiing in Tupper Lake New York. The ski area offered 1,150 feet of vertical and 25 trails with beginner to expert-only terrain. The mountain was an important part of the town from the time it was was built in 1960, until it was sold in 1987.

The ski area changed hands a few times before it was sold to Preserve Associates LLC, who purchased the ski area in the early 2000s. While there have been promises to re-open Big Tupper, aside from a volunteer effort that struggled, those promises have gone unfulfilled.

Preserve Associates has struggled financially and have unfortunately sold off almost all of the snowmaking infrastructure.  It’s fair to say that the hill remains part of the hopes and dreams of the local community, event though the chances for a rebirth seem slim.

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Big Tupper Trail Map

Big Tupper trail map


Big Tupper Stats

Summit Elevation 3,152 feet
Lift Terminus Elevation 3,000 feet
Base Elevation 2,000 feet
Lift-Served Vertical 1,000 feet
# Trails 30
Trail Miles XXX
Longest Run X,XXX feet
Skiable Area XXX acres
# Lifts 3
Uphill Capacity X,XXX / hour
Annual Snowfall 90 inches
Address 1 Tupper Lake, NY 12986
Address 2 485 Big Tupper Road
Phone ——
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