Gore Mountain in North Creek; Whiteface in Lake Placid; and Belleayre Mountain Ski Center in Highmount, in central New York’s Ulster County. These three ski resorts all have one thing in common; all are operated by the New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority.

And in Tupper Lake, residents are signing their names to an effort to add a fourth mountain to the organization’s control.

Tupper Lake resident Rick Donah started a petition last week asking for state government to turn their attention toward the Big Tupper Ski Resort, which has been out of operation since 2016. In that time, the petition has received nearly 5,800 signatures as of Tuesday morning.

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