The Board of Directors for ARISE announced Friday that they plan on re-opening Big Tupper Ski Area for the 2013-2014 ski season. ARISE and Big Tupper Management recently met to discuss the overall operation, and to review the financial challenges they are faced with. ARISE Chairman Jim LaValley said that this years operation will be handled entirely by volunteers. He went on to say that, “even though the operation is all volunteer, the people involved bring incredible experience and knowledge about the ski industry. And even though the ski experience will be a no frills operation, it will provide a great ski experience.”
This season, Big Tupper will not be selling pre-season passes, but will wait for enough snow to arrive before offering any ticket sales. Day passes will cost $25, and ARISE is working on discount pricing for books of 5 or 10 passes. ARISE Board Member Russ Cronin, Jr. said, “ because we do not have snowmaking, we thought the best financial approach for the skiing public is to wait until we have enough snow. We are hoping for a great skiing winter.”
LaValley said that, “our lifts have been inspected, trails will be mowed, and our application to the ………..
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