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, March 9, 2018

We're Back

  Jim has been out rolling the trails over the past 2 days.  We'll be getting the groomer out later to set tracks for the weekend.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Brewski is a GO


We may be down to bare trails this Saturday, but that won't stop us from staging representatives from 10 local breweries around the course with a variety of Local Craft Brews for you to sample.

The trail will be shortened to walking distance, and will give you a chance to participate in, or view the "Fire and Ice" golf tournament taking place that day. Sponsored by the local Lions Club, this tourney has you hitting a tennis ball around a short "golf" course, and has a plethora of prizes offered.

MAC's Safe Ride will be running from noon until 3am, so if you want they can pick you up, and bring you home. The events at the Country Club start at 1 PM and run until 4 PM.

If you want to ride the course, High Peaks Cyclery will have a dozen fat tire bikes for you to try out.

The Lions Club will also have their cook shack set up on the course with their special trail treats.

Each event is fun, together it's a great afternoon. Hope to see you out there supporting the ski trails and the community organizations that help back us.

Cheers!

Friday, February 16, 2018

Back to Traction Devices

  Although the base is holding up surprisingly well on thaw #6, it will take some real snow to start grooming again. In the meantime, feel free to enjoy the trails.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Great Day, Great Conditions

  Best conditions of the season await. All trails groomed and tracked.  Up to 10" fresh snow on the upper trails.

Monday, February 5, 2018

We're Back on Track

  Scott just finished grooming AND setting track.  The trails have finally recovered. We should be in great shape for our next event - the Junior Lumberjack Scramble set for this coming Saturday.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Getting Better, Bonfire Tonight

We received about 4" of new snow yesterday, and got the chance to pack it in well.  For tonight's Full Moon Bonfire you are welcome to ski, snowshoe or walk in with traction devices.  6 to 10 PM 
Optional route in would be from the Red Gate, just past the country club.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Go Take a Hike

 This weekend's thaw, the 4th this season, took a big toll on the trails. Grab your favorite traction devices and walk the trails if you like.  Hoping to get the snow this week to get them ski-able by the weekend.