Ski Areas Operating this Weekend – 2/9 and 2/10

Classic New England conditions… but don’t worry, groomers are out there making it shredable again. Here’s how it looks:

SugarloafAll lifts are scheduled to operate, including the Bateau T-bar. 75 trails and 361 acres are currently open to the public. Click HERE to check out this weekends event calendar.

Sunday River: All 15 lifts are scheduled for 8am with 89 trails and 588 acres. Ever wanted to try telemark skiing? Now’s your chance. Demo a pair of skis and take a lesson for free, this weekend only.

Shawnee PeakAll 6 lifts will be open with 36 trails including 3 parks. Ski from 6 to 9pm Saturday and grab your tickets for only $19 all ages.

Mt. AbramThe Maine T-bar, Skyline Chair, and Sawicki will be open with 43 trails anticipated.

Lost ValleyAll 3 lifts will be open this weekend with 21 beautiful trails.

Black Mountain2 lifts are scheduled with 26 open trails. 15 trails will remain open for night skiing.

BigrockAll 3 lifts will bring you up the mountain with all trails currently open.

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

Big SquawThe Donaher Triple will be open Saturday and Sunday with 28 out of 30 trails to shred.

Hermon MountainHermon will be open once again with 1 lift and 8 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 – 2/2 and 2/3

Fresh snow, new terrain, and perfect temps are shaping up another great weekend! Here’s how it looks:

SugarloafAll lifts are scheduled to operate, except the Bateau T-bar which will be on standby this weekend. 135 trails and 1019 acres are currently open to the public. On Super Bowl Sunday, support the Pats by wearing your journey and Sugarloaf will offer you a $59 ticket. Participate in a group photo run at 9:30 at Whiffletree and you will also earn yourself a free lift ticket voucher for later.

Sunday River: With the help of this week’s new snow, Sunday River is back to 100% open! 15 lifts are scheduled for 8am. You don’t have to make the choice between shredding and watching football: Do both. One-night stays are still available.

Shawnee PeakAll 6 lifts will be open with all 43 trails including 3 parks. Shawnee is also having a demo day tomorrow. Stop by and check it out.

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 22 beautiful trails with freshies waiting.

Black Mountain2 lifts are scheduled with 26 open trails. 15 trails will remain open for night skiing. Saturday night apres includes live music!

BigrockAll 3 lifts will bring you up the mountain with all trails currently open.

Camden Snow Bowl: All lifts are scheduled to operate with 23 trails.

Big SquawThe Donaher Triple will be open Saturday and Sunday with 28 out of 30 trails to shred.

Hermon MountainHermon will be open once again with 1 lift and all 20 trails. The tubing park is now also open for the season.

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

It is still currently unknown whether Powderhouse Hill will open or not. Click HERE for the lastest updates.

Happy February,
Kai

Ski Areas Operating this Weekend – 1/26 and 1/27

Yeah, we got some rain. Gonna be a true east coast weekend before more snow falls next week. Here’s how it looks:

SugarloafAll lifts are scheduled to operate, except the Bateau T-bar which will be on standby this weekend. 65 trails and 315 acres are currently open to the public.

Sunday River14 lifts will begin spinning at 8am. The White Heat Quad is currently down for maintenance. 87 trails, 83 groomed.

Shawnee PeakAll 6 lifts will be open with all 32 trails including 3 parks.

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 21 beautiful trails.

Black Mountain2 lifts are scheduled with 26 open trails. 14 trails will remain open for night skiing.

BigrockAll 3 lifts will bring you all the way to the top with all trails currently open.

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

Big SquawThe Donaher Triple will be open Saturday and Sunday with 27 out of 30 trails expected.

Hermon Mountain: Hermon will be open once again with 1 lift and all 20 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.

Shred on,
Kai

January 20th – PHOTOS

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 5 photos from Instagram to share with you.

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.