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.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Your Donations at Work

A little over 6 years ago we started moving the XC Ski and Snowshoe trails off of the golf course and into the woods.  I’m pleased to announce that we have finished that goal!  In a whirl wind of activity, the last ½ mile of the trail has now been completed. 
Local painting contractor Eric (Shaky) Lanthier took the lead clearing trees.  He and other volunteers cut the upper hardwood section in the fall of 2018.  This past fall he jumped in on the wetland section once we had our APA permit. Once the lanes were opened up and we could actually see where to go, the Town Highway Dept. jumped in.
The work accomplished over the course of the past few months is astounding! The Town Highway Dept. was aided by every Dept. of the Village – and they pulled it off. We completely renovated the trail from behind the 6th green and built a new trail all the way down to the driving range between the range and the Big Tupper road.  All work was done on Town property and included 3 wetland crossings.
We started the project with over $15,000 in donations.  This money was used to purchase materials for the bridges.  Thank you for your support!


  1. only got to ski the new section once by moonlight last week but what a great job. Thanks for all the hard work, now we just need some snow.

  2. Please tell me the best way to donate to Tupper Lake XC Ski Trails. Thank you.