Trail Descriptions

Trail Descriptions:

Informational Video
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.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

A tough call

The Chamber of Commerce has decided to cancel the Brewski scheduled for next Saturday. There is no trail to ski on as of now, and not much in the forecast. If we DO happen to get an accumulation during the week, there's talk of having a get together next weekend on the trails. We'll keep you updated if it happens.

Friday, February 26, 2016

No Snow, No Go

  We're canceling our fundraising event this weekend, and awaiting news of the Brewski from the Chamber.......

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Bonfire Tonight

  We'll be at the fire pit tonight - the trails are not so great for skiing, so we're recommending hiking in from the red gate (about 1/4 mile past C Club on left). 

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Trail Update

  Had the opportunity to walk the trails this afternoon, and have to say that our base is holding up nicely. If we get just a few inches of snow, we'll be back in business!  Hoping to host a Full Moon Bonfire this Saturday evening. We'll let you know for sure by early Sat. afternoon.

  Next week's weather looks to improve our chances for snow for our last 2 events - February 27th at 3PM is our first annual Lumberjack Stumble ski event. This will be a joint fundraiser for our trails and MAC's Safe Ride Continued. We'll post more info on that event in a separate post.  On March 5th is our 3rd annual Brewski, where you can ski / snowshoe the course and sample some of the local brews.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Skiing with the Stars for this weekend Canceled

  Due to lack of snow, we have to cancel this Saturday's Skiing with the Stars event.  See you in 2 weeks (Feb 20th) for our next Full Moon Bonfire.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Hiking Trails Now Open:

   Yet another warming trend has depleted the snow on the trails and the sliding hill.   What little base remains will have a hard time surviving the expected mid week rain.  You are welcome to hike the trails, but suggest that you wear rubber boots with good traction! We'll let you know when we can get the groomers back out on the trails.       Had to go a hundred yards into the woods just to find a bit of white trail tonight at dusk.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Grooming Continues

Tag teaming the grooming this morning with John Quinn. Little Logger and Cranberry Pond loops are all packed, and in pretty good shape. 
The sliding hill has great coverage - an icy base with some fresh snow on top.