"People really wanted to ski," Sugarloaf spokesman Ethan Austin said. "They didn't want this to be one of the things the pandemic took away from them."
Over the next six years, Mt. Abram is building the largest mountain bike park in Maine from scratch, up to 16 trails accessible by chairlift.
For one night only, skiers will have the opportunity to ski under the lights at Sugarloaf as part of the WinterKids Downhill 24. The 24-hour ski challenge fundraiser is March 11-12, 9 a.m. to 9 a.m. WinterKids will set up lights along the Whiffletree trail, allowing for night skiing for the first time in Sugarloaf’s storied history.
Mt Abram in western Maine is beginning its largest trail expansion project since the 1970s. The $150,000 construction of six new trails will offer 25 additional acres of skiing and riding. Following final permitting approval within the next two weeks, construction begins immediately for use this winter.
Maine's Mt Abram has begun construction on a photovoltaic solar project. The array is expected to produce in excess of 280,000 kWh annually, offsetting approximately 70 percent of the ski area’s annual electricity consumption.
Halloween gets us closer and closer to the opening of the ski and ride season. Many resorts or nearby towns are planning Halloween events. Here are a few to check out.
A joint effort “to promote a cooperative business model” has been announced by Mt. Abram, near Bethel, Maine, and the Mountain Rider’s Alliance (MRA). Goal for the model project is to boost regional visitation and increase sustainability awareness.
The ski resorts picked up honors for their work in protecting the environment during the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) convention this week in San Antonio, Texas. Aspen Skiing Co., Colo.; Mt. Abram, Maine; Steven’s Pass, Wash., were cited.