OK! How's the grub? Well, we are working on that. Because we are working on a very TIGHT budget, we don't have a kitchen. That opens a whole can of worms. The Health Dept. then gets involved. We are working on a cook wagon for this season. With a kitchen, we have to worry more about waste water.
Someone else asked about trading tickets with Gore Or Whiteface. They Lose! When our ticket are only $15 and theirs are $70+, just doesn't work. Besides, when people see their lift lines, they come to Big Tupper. It's only a 45 minute drive.
I'll try to answer any questions you have. If I don't know the answer, I'll get it.
Please, come and visit Tupper Lake and spend a week-end on Big Tupper. You'll have fun!
Maybe this will answer a few questions:
Prices: $15 day pass, $150 single season, $250 couple, and $400 family of 4. $75 each additional.
Operational hours: Fri, Sat, and Sun. chair 2. if we can get chair 3 up to par, it will run Sat. and Sun., now this is depending on if we have the volunteers and patrol to cover the top.
We may only have 1 run open from the top of chair 3. But, when it ties into chair 1, it will open the rest of the mtn.
We have a one groomer and Tim Brown is working on getting another one. Sure will need two if chair 3 is up and running. Which I only question the cable inspection to hold us up. Everything elseis easy.
Please rember that we operate on donations and ticket sales. It cost us $130K to run laast years. Before we started our fund drives of this year, we may have had $20k in the bank. Maybe!!
Because of insurance, we can't have a terrain park. We would have to have it roped off and have a volunteer at the start of the trail. Which would mean that we would have to build a little warming hut for them.
We truely wish we could do more!!!!
It's great to hear about the nuts and bolts from Cliff. People always wonder "why did they do this?" and "why didn't they do that?" and often assume that there are nefarious reasons when something at a ski area isn't to their liking.
By hearing from someone on a micro budget, we can understand how decisions are made (all about $$$/insurance).