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January 16, 2013

Titus Mountain to welcome Big Tupper passholders


“The Monettes are very community-conscious people. I met them when we opened our real estate office in Malone,” he said. “They are very well aware of the Adirondack Club and Resort project and ARISE. We had begun looking to do reciprocal ticket promotions through last summer. 

“And it’s certainly something we would look to do in the future,” he continued. “They did a major capital improvement at Titus, and we both saw the effort to get that traffic back and forth as a win-win.”


In a statement issued by ARISE and the Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce, Titus’s owners, Brian Monette Jr. and his brothers Bruce and Chris, said they saw how hard ARISE members worked at making Big Tupper an ongoing operation.

“And then to see it pulled out from under them by a select few was unfortunate,” the statement said. “Because Titus Mountain and Big Tupper have had a strong working relationship in the past, we thought it would be a great opportunity to bring everyone together in celebration of the one-year anniversary (of APA approval).”

“They also saw a number of Big Tupper volunteers without a mountain, so they said, ‘Why don’t we create a day for them’?” LaValley said.


The planned day of ski events begins when the lifts open at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

People with Big Tupper passes from last year can sign up for free skiing at one of several area locations: at the Tupper Lake Free Press, KB’s Country Store, The Well Dressed Food Co. and Larkin’s Deli.

Sign-up ends Friday afternoon so the names can be turned into Titus.

Planned festivities include an Ugly Sweater Contest, a Rossignol Demo Day and a toast of the 10-to-1 vote at 4 p.m. in the ski lodge at Titus.

Area hotels, including the Holiday Inn Express are offering overnight stay specials for any of ARISE/Big Tupper members who would like to spend the night, LaValley said.

More information about the ski party and 10-to-1 celebration are on the Tupper Chamber website at

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