Do you love Big Tupper Ski Area and want it to thrive? Do you want to be where there's good fellowship, food, drink, live entertainment and a festive atmosphere? Where people put on their best clothes and dance?
If so, we strongly recommend you attend the SnowBall gala Saturday night at the Big Tupper ski lodge in Tupper Lake, starting at 8 p.m.
Host organization ARISE, which is responsible for reopening the beloved ski center, calls SnowBall "the winter season's greatest gathering in the Adirondacks" where people will be filled with "an overwhelming sense of community spirit and pride.
"The main lodge has been decorated beyond imagination with large Christmas trees, lights, and other holiday decorations," ARISE says. "It is an event that will be talked about for an entire year."
That sounds about right to us.
The turnout of Tupper Lakers is bound to be strong, and it's a great place to see your neighbors. If you're not from Tupper, it's a great place to meet friendly folks, have a grand time and support Big Tupper.
That last part is what makes this more newsworthy than just a big party. Your $50 ticket charge goes to help run this gem of a ski area in the heart of the Adirondacks. It's mostly fueled by local volunteers, but it needs more than that. The SnowBall is a major and much-needed fundraiser.
You can buy your SnowBall tickets at the door of the event or at skibigtupper.org/snowball.
An even better way to support Big Tupper is to ski Big Tupper. A day pass costs just $25 - a great deal compared to almost any other ski center, especially one with Big Tupper's range of trails - and a 10-day Powder Pass costs just $200. The SnowBall will be a great place to buy ski passes, but you can also buy them at skibigtupper.org. They make superb Christmas gifts.
Both at the SnowBall and on the slopes of Big Tupper, having a good time is almost guaranteed.