Trail Descriptions

Trail Descriptions:

Grooming Video

Located in Tupper Lake NY, this FREE winter trail system connects the Tupper Lake Country Club with Big Tupper Ski Area. This dog friendly trail is groomed for Classic XC skiing, but there are also some skate lanes available on the wider sections. Snow shoeing is welcomed, but please stay to the sides of set XC tracks.

Golf Course Loop: Beginner: From the pro shop, this trail enters into the woods, and follows along the sides of fairways 9, 8 and 7. From there you have choices of trails to take, or continue along the edge of fairways 6,5 and 4 back to the pro shop. This is a nice gentle ski with wide open spaces along the edges of the fairways and only a few short hills. The total change in elevation is +55' (but since it's a loop it's downhill half way!)

Hull's Brook Trail:
Intermediate - Advanced: Added in the fall of 2015, this 1 km loop provides a challenging ski / snowshoe right at the start of the trails. Enter the main trail system by the sign in box. The first entrance to this loop is in about 300 yards on the left. The second is about 100 yards further.

Cranberry Pond Loop: Beginner - Intermediate: This trail breaks off of the Golf Course loop near the 7th Tee Box. From there, it follows the old logging road around Cranberry Pond. The trail between the golf course and junction "3" is very flat, and offers awesome views of Cranberry Pond and Big Tupper (see top photo). From "3" the trail makes a short but worthwhile loop with an overall 50' of vertical rise.

Little Logger Loop: Intermediate: This trail takes you from the backside of Cranberry Pond, to the "Big Corner" and back. This is an intermediate trail with about 100' of total elevation change. While the trail is more challenging, it goes through a quick study of Adirondack forests: From pond edge, to hardwood forest to spruce swamp to upper elevation hardwoods - all in 1 1/2 miles.

Big Tupper Trail: Intermediate: This trail takes you from the "Big Corner" to the parking area at Big Tupper Ski Area. This .6 mile stretch has been totally renovated for the 2011 season to be much more skier friendly. The net elevation change is less than 20' from the sign post at "9" to the parking lot ("11").

Skidder Trail: In 2010 we added a trail (from "6" to "7") that takes you across the top of several glades to the North of the trail that are ski-able with good snow coverage. In the fall of 2012, we widened this trail in anticipation of logging activity on the trails above. In 2013 we added another skid trail to this section - "Skidder Ridge". This new route has the same start and end points as Skidder, it just takes you along the ridge overlooking Cranberry Pond.

Friday, February 24, 2017

The Brew-Ski is a Go!

The Brew-Ski is a go for tomorrow, February 25th! We've changed the format due to lack of snow. It will be a Brew-Walk around the Fire and Ice Golf Tournament, which is also taking place tomorrow at the Country Club. The Tournament format is 3 person teams playing a short, 5 hole course with tennis balls. Everyone is invited to join one or both events. We have 7 Brewers to sample, and the Lions Club has a food shack. Looks like a mild day, and the rain forecast is getting better - may miss us! The Golf starts at noon, and the brewers will start serving at 1pm. Registration is at the Pro Shop. Lots of good raffles and door prizes. MAC's Safe Ride will be starting at noon (518) 304-3282 and will bring you there and take you home (Tupper Only).

Monday, February 20, 2017

Snow is still holding!

 Despite the warm temperatures, the snow is holding well on the course - it's just hard and fast! We're heading out in the morning to try and soften the trail.

The Brew-Ski is still on for this weekend. The actual route we take will be decided later in the week.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Enjoying Great Conditions

Our senior most groomer, James Frenette, and our newest groomer, Scott Chartier, enjoying a 12+ inch dump of snow that was just groomed. All trails are in excellent condition.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

A real snow storm!

 First round of grooming done, and crew lined up for the morning. Will take some time to tame, but will be great conditions for the week..

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Snow Renovation Day

- After experiencing a February Thaw this week, we're able to get back out on the trails today and whip them back into shape! No tracks set yet, as we are preparing for our youth race this weekend. Trails responded well to the grooming, and all remain open.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Conditions continue to improve

Shaky's out grooming the trails this morning.  Conditions keep getting better!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Hull's Brook Trail is Now Open!

We are pleased to be able to share with you Hull’s Brook Trail.  Cut in December of 2015, it has never been open for skiing.  That changed today! It’s a great snow shoe trail, and for intermediate and advanced skiers, a fun woods trail.  Video is from today, holding my ski poles in one hand, phone in the other……..