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Welcome to Maine Lift!

Last site activity: January 12th, 2019

Hello and welcome to Maine Lift! My name is Kai. I have a huge passion for skiing and I am very interest in ski lifts and the ski industry. I have finished creating a database with statistics of every ski lift in Maine. Some image credit goes to newenglandskihistory.com until I can take my own.

I am now keeping a blog about what’s going on in Maine, lifts and all. If a bigger event based on lifts happens outside of Maine, they can also be seen in the blog by scrolling down below this page.

On every 20th of the month, I do a photos post. This is when I share my favorite recent lift photos from around the world. For a chance to be featured, tag @maine.lift in your Instagram posts.

Please add your comments or contact me for more info. 

Go shred it.
Kai Glidden

Ski Areas Operating this Weekend – 1/12 and 1/13

Welcome to a whole new weekend filled with powder and cool mountain temps. Here’s how it looks:

SugarloafAll lifts are scheduled to operate this weekend bringing you to 145 open trails including Brackett and Burnt.

Sunday River: Sunday River is currently 100% OPEN! All 15 lifts and all 135 trails are open.

Shawnee PeakAll 6 lifts will be open with all 43 trails. Shawnee is also 100% open!

Mt. AbramThe Wayback Machine, Skyline Chair, and Sawicki will be open with 43 trails anticipated.

Lost ValleyAll 3 lifts will be open this weekend with 16 trails.

Black Mountain2 lifts are scheduled with 26 open trails.

BigrockAll 3 lifts will bring you all the way to the top once again with 25 trails.

Camden Snow Bowl: All lifts are scheduled with 8 trails and a park.

Big SquawThe Donaher Triple will be open Saturday and Sunday with 23 trails expected.

Hermon MountainOpen once again with 1 lift and 7 trails.

Titcomb, Mt. Jefferson, Lonesome Pine Trails, Quoggy Jo, Pinnacle, Eaton Mountain, Baker Mountain, and Spruce Mountain should also be open with no aerial lifts.

Have a great weekend,
Kai

Ski Areas Operating this Weekend – 1/5 & 1/6

Welcome to the first weekend of 2019. New snow and warm temps. Gonna be a good one! Here’s how it looks:

SugarloafAll lifts are scheduled to operate this weekend bringing you to 119 open trails including Brackett.

Sunday RiverAll lifts are scheduled to operate Saturday and Sunday except North Peak Express. 111 trails will be open.

Shawnee PeakAll 6 lifts will be open with 36 open trails.

Mt. AbramThe Wayback Machine, Skyline Chair, and Sawicki will be open with 11 trails anticipated.

Lost ValleyAll 3 lifts will be open this weekend with 14 trails.

Black Mountain2 lifts are scheduled with 21 open trails.

Bigrock: All 3 lifts will bring you all the way to the top once again with 4 trails.

Camden Snow Bowl: All lifts are scheduled with 7 trails and a park.

Big SquawThe Donaher Triple will be open Saturday and Sunday with 23 trails expected.

Hermon MountainOpen once again with 1 lift and 6 trails.

Titcomb, Mt. Jefferson, Lonesome Pine Trails, Quoggy Jo, Pinnacle, Eaton Mountain and Spruce Mountain should also be open with no aerial lifts.

Ski you later,
Kai

Plans for Gould Academy’s T-bar Take Shape

Gould Academy and Sunday River will be installing a new surface lift this summer. This will provide a more premier training and competing experience for Gould athletes.

This T-bar will run the length of the Monday Mourning trail. It will decrease the time spent riding lifts by around 40%. These student-athletes will no longer have to take the journey up Barker Mountain Express or the Locke Mountain Triple and ski down to the racing location. More time on the snow makes a better skier.

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Although the numbers aren’t in yet, my guess is that the lift alignment will look something like the blue and red line seen above. The manufacturer has not yet been identified, so stay tuned for more information coming our way. Construction is set to start this spring and be ready for the 2019-20 ski season.

Ski Areas Operating this Weekend – 12/29 & 12/30

The last weekend of 2018 is here. Here’s how it looks:

SugarloafAll lifts are scheduled to operate this weekend bringing you to 75 open trails.

Sunday RiverAll lifts are scheduled to operate Saturday and Sunday except the Little White Cap Quad. 80 trails will be open.

Shawnee PeakAll 6 lifts will be open with 35 open trails.

Mt. AbramThe Wayback Machine, Skyline Chair, and Sawicki will be open with 10 trails anticipated.

Lost ValleyAll 3 lifts will be open this weekend with 11 trails.

BigrockNorth and South Star chairs will bring you all the way to the top once again.

Camden Snow Bowl: The Double Chair and Magic Carpet will be open with 4 trails and a park.

Big SquawThe Donaher Triple will be open Saturday and Sunday with 3 trails expected.

Hermon MountainOpen this weekend with 1 lift and 6 trails.

Titcomb, Mt. Jefferson, Lonesome Pine Trails, Quoggy Jo, Pinnacle and Spruce should also be open with no aerial lifts.

Have a great weekend and a Happy New Year!
Kai

*Trail and lift stats are subject to change due to unfavorable conditions and weather. We may see a freeze on Sunday. Stay tuned for trail count changes.

Ski Areas Operating this Weekend – 12/22 & 12/23

Hey there skiers and riders. Another weekend is here! Here’s how it looks:

Sugarloaf: All lifts are scheduled to operate except West Mountain this weekend bringing you to 96 open trails.

Sunday RiverWhite Cap, White Heat, Locke Mountain, Barker Mountain Express, Chondola, South Ridge Express, Spruce Peak, Aurora Peak, Jordan Bowl Express, and the Sundance Surface Lift are scheduled to operate Saturday and Sunday with 74 trails.

Shawnee PeakThe Summit Triple, Pine Quad, Rabbit Run, and the Li’l Pine Carpet will be open with 30 open trails.

Mt. AbramThe Wayback Machine, Skyline Chair, and Sawicki will be open with 8 trails anticipated.

Lost ValleyChairs 1 and 2 will be open this weekend with 7 trails.

BigrockNorth and South Star chairs will bring you all the way to the top once again.

Camden Snow Bowl: The Snow Bowl will open for the season this Sunday. Until then, they ask that everyone stays off the mountain while they prepare to open.

Big SquawThe Donaher Triple will be open Sunday only with 27 trails expected.

Hermon Mountain: Closed Saturday, but are scheduled to open the Double Chair Sunday.

Titcomb, Mt. Jefferson, Lonesome Pine Trails, and Pinnicle should also be open with no arial lifts

Have a great weekend and happy holidays!
Kai

*Trail and lift stats are subject to change due to unfavorable conditions and weather. We should see a freeze on Sunday. Stay tuned for trail count changes.

December 20th – PHOTOS #9

There are currently 20 operating ski areas in the state of Maine. So, on the 20th of every month, I post a few of my favorite recent lift photos from around the world. This month, I’ve chosen 6 photos from Instagram to share with you.

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SANTA?! 🎅🏻

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Ski Areas Operating this Weekend – 12/15 & 12/16

Soft snow and warm temps this weekend! Here’s how it looks:

SugarloafSuperQuad, Skyline, Timberline, King Pine, Whiffletree, Double Runner, Skidway, Sawduster, and Snubber are scheduled to spin this weekend bringing you to 91 open trails.

Sunday RiverWhite Cap, White Heat, Locke Mountain, Barker Mountain Express, Chondola, South Ridge Express, Spruce Peak, Aurora Peak, Jordan Bowl Express, and the Sundance Surface Lift are scheduled to operate Saturday and Sunday with 64 trails.

Shawnee PeakThe Summit Triple, Pine Quad, Rabbit Run, and the Li’l Pine Carpet will be open with about 20 trails.

Mt. AbramThe Wayback Machine, Skyline Chair, and Sawicki will be open for the first time this year with 9 trails expected to open.

Lost ValleyChairs 1 and 2 will be open this weekend after opening today. 7 trails are open.

BigrockNorth and South Star chairs will bring you all the way to the top.

Big Squaw, Titcomb, and Mt. Jefferson should also be open, but the info is currently not available to us yet.

See you on the hill.
Kai

*Trail and lift stats are subject to change due to unfavorable conditions and weather.