TUPPER LAKE - After a winter of little snow cover, there was finally enough powder to create a good base for skiing at the Big Tupper Ski Area last weekend.
"Opening weekend went very well," said ARISE (Adirondack Residents Intent on Saving their Economy) Chairman Jim LaValley. "There were a couple of thin spots, but overall we're very happy."
More than 300 people skied and snowboarded the eight trails that were open. They were serviced by Chair 2 and the rope tow. If recent snowfalls persist, LaValley said Chair 3 could be opened soon, granting access to more trails.
President of Ski Areas of New York, Scott Brandi, center, and Big Tupper Coordinator Steve Stevenson are loaded onto the Big Tupper chairlift by Cliff Lamere on opening day Saturday. Brandi has been a big supporter of the ARISE effort and was responsible for providing the Gold Ski Pass that ARISE used as part of their fundraising efforts this season.
The mountain will remain open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through Presidents' Day weekend, and maybe longer if the snow cover remains intact.
For more information, visit www.skibigtupper.org.