Thursday, February 4, 2010

Big Tupper/ Wild Center Bonus

Big Tupper has teamed with The Wild Center, the Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks. Anyone purchasing a ticket to the Wild Center or a day lift ticket for Big Tupper will get a free day pass to the other venue. The free ticket is good for up to two weeks.

I am a fan of Big Tupper. Literally, a fan. I clicked on the Facebook flag and became a fan of the little mountain that could. I have been swept along with all the momentum of hearing about and have friends (this time real ones not just Facebook) that have spent time getting the mountain open. With all the computer progress updates and conversation, I have yet to ski there. My family has been able to go but it seems that my own family time has its work conflicts like any one else’s. Ironic isn’t it? To write about family activities but to then send the family off to enjoy so that I can work. My children assure me that they will report back in detail any discoveries from their ski outing at Big Tupper.

Before I regale you with the wonders of hot chocolate after a day of fun skiing, because that is what my six-year-old came home with, I will say that the one chair lift open (Chair 2) allows about 2/3 of the trails to be open and the Mighty Might rope tow can ease any trepidation for the true novice. Since Big Tupper has no snow making capability the recent rain will have created a hard pack but all this fresh power should make for a good come back. Another positive part of the equation is that volunteers took a conservative approach and the mountain is only open on the weekends.

My husband comes back from the mountain nostalgic. He reminisces of skiing with his sisters at Big Tupper when he was young. He started skiing when he was just two and recalls growing up in a generation of skiers before ski resorts depended on snowmaking and loving the feel of natural snow. My husband comments on the exceptional grooming job that was done on the trails. My children can’t remember specifics only that they had fun.

So $15.00 for a lift ticket to Big Tupper is certainly a bargain. Starting this Friday Big Tupper is also teaming with The Wild Center, the Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks, to make the pot even sweeter. Anyone purchasing a ticket to the Wild Center or a day lift ticket for Big Tupper will get a free day pass to the other venue. The free ticket is good for up to two weeks.

As for my scout, she said the hotdogs were pretty good, too.

Big Tupper tickets are $15 though children six and under, seniors 70+ and Active Duty Military are free. Click here for Mountain openings and Mother Nature’s Ski Report. For more events and information regarding the Wild Center.

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