Sep 26, 2012 — A local group that organized in 2009 to reopen Big Tupper Ski Area and to advocate for development of the Adirondack Club and Resort says the popular local destination will not reopen this year.
The group, called ARISE, operated the mountain on a volunteer basis, while waiting for a new resort destination to be built in Tupper Lake.
Sep 04, 2012 — This summer, the mood in Tupper Lake has turned tense and sometimes ugly as debate continues over the future of the Adirondack Club and Resort.
Developers hope to build hundreds of mansions and townhouses just outside the village, along with a marina, a new ski center and other amenities.
Many local residents and business owners see the project as a new economic engine for the village. But environmental groups and a small group of property owners in Tupper Lake sued last winter. They hope to overturn state permits for the resort, issued by the Adirondack Park Agency.
The conflict has sparked fierce letters to the editor, angry yard signs and friction between neighbors.
In the coming weeks, Brian Mann will be talking with people on all sides of the debate about the future of Tupper Lake. He began with Jim LaValley, a local real estate agent who formed the group ARISE to help build public support for the resort project. Go to full article
Jan 04, 2011 — It's been a tough couple of weeks for volunteers at Big Tupper. The ski mountain in Tupper Lake reopened last year after a decade of lying dormant. Over the summer, volunteers repaired a second chairlift and cleared more trails.
Jim LaValley is head of the group called ARISE, which led the effort. He says the only missing ingredient for this winter is a big dump of snow. Go to full article
Big Tupper resort could revitalize the popular ski area (File photo)
Jan 19, 2010 — Winter is a favorite time of year for a lot of people in the North Country. In Tupper Lake, that cold-weather joy is dialed up another notch this season. The Big Tupper ski area reopened earlier this month for the first time in a decade. In the fall, Brian Mann profiled some of the volunteers who've been bringing the mountain back to life. Yesterday, he skied Big Tupper for the first time and sent this audio postcard. Go to full article