Trail Descriptions

Trail Descriptions:

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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 17, 2012

Race Details: Lumberjack Scramble Feb 18th, 2012

First off, for all of our regular users: Please note that we will be closing the majority of the course Friday for race preparations.  Holes 5 and 6 will be the only areas of the Golf Course that we ask you to NOT use. The other 16 holes are fine to walk dogs or get in a ski.  Upper trails will be "under construction" during the day. Volunteers welcome - please ski in.

Saturday morning will be one of the few times that we ask you to leave your dogs at home. We expect a good crowd of racers, and should have the event concluded by 1PM.  All trails and dog friendly philosophy go back to normal as soon as the races are done.

  • Registration will take place at the Pro Shop of the Tupper Lake Country Club beginning at 8:45 AM Saturday. There is plenty of parking in this vicinity. Look for the banner "Tupper Lake Cross Country Ski Center" at our Golf Course. Registration form is here.  Races begin at 10AM.

  • There is no indoor waxing area. If you plan to wax race day, please be prepared to do so at your vehicle. No power or facilities will be provided. 
  •  All bib entries will be eligible for door prize drawings. We have many good prizes donated from the business community that will be drawn at the conclusion of all races. All drawings will be by bib number.
  • We have 3 different course lengths. We will differentiate the course length by bib number, but it is ultimately up to each individual racer to remember and note the appropriate course to follow.
  • All racers will be traveling on 2 way corridors at the beginning and end of the race. Racers leaving the start will have right of way on the right most tracks, and racers returning to finish will have right of way on right most tracks (just like driving on roads). All racers should heed track to faster racers coming from behind who call for "Track".

Conditions continue to be variable. While every effort is being made to provide the best ski experience, please understand that this is an unusually bad year for snow. There may be obstacles in the course and sections of poor conditions. Everyone has the same course, so use these drawbacks to your advantage. As one of the few races NOT cancelled this season, we hope you enjoy the opportunity to compete!

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