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Article: Lift Projects Progressing Across Northern New England
Article: Lift Projects Progressing Across Northern New England
NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com News on Saturday, August 17, 2019
Overall construction is further along than last year at this point.
Saddleback, Maine
Updated on Monday, July 22, 2019
Added more vintage trail maps, recent lift photos, and history!
Article: Lift Construction In Progress Across Northern New England
NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com News on Saturday, July 20, 2019
A majority of this year's lift installations were originally slated for last season.
Article: Saddleback Reportedly Nearing Purchase and Sale Agreement
NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com News on Sunday, July 14, 2019
The prospective buyer has a goal of reopening the defunct ski area this winter.
Article: Sunday River Racing T-Bar Project Moving Forward
NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com News on Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Gould Academy has been making preparations for the new lift for multiple years.
Alpine CCC Ski Trails
Some of Maine's most oldest ski trails were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression.
Timelines
Maine ski area expansions - past, present, future.
Lifts
A year by year breakdown of ski lift installations, relocations, and removals.
Maps
Hundreds of trail maps, past and present.
Then and Now
Side by side comparison photos of how Maine ski areas have changed over the years.
Ticket Prices
Weekend day lift ticket prices by year by ski area.
Active Ski Areas with Chairlifts
Area
Town, Years, Vertical
Mt. Abram
Greenwood
1960 • 1,150'
Big Rock
Mars Hill
1961 • 980'
Black Mountain
Rumford
1961 • 1,150'
Camden Snow Bowl
Camden
1958 • 950'
Hermon Mountain
Hermon
1964 • 350'
Lost Valley
Auburn
1961 • 240'
Shawnee Peak
Bridgton
1938 • 1,300'
Squaw
Greenville
1963 • 660'
Sugarloaf
Carrabassett Valley
1953 • 2,820'
Sunday River
Newry
1959 • 2,340'
Active Ski Areas with Surface Lifts Only
Area
Town, Years, Vertical
Baker Mountain
Bingham
1938 • 460'
Eaton Mountain
Skowhegan
1961 • 525'
Mt. Jefferson
Lee
1965 • 432'
Lonesome Pine Trails
Fort Kent
1965 • 440'
O'Connor
Readfield
1950s • 210'
Pinnacle
Pittsfield
1954 • 100'
Powderhouse Hill
South Berwick
1939 • 175'
Quoggy Jo
Presque Isle
1957 • 215'
Spruce
Jay
1960 • 300'
Titcomb
Farmington
1941 • 340'
Lost/Non-Operational Ski Areas
Area
Town, Years, Vertical
Mt. Agamenticus
York
1964-1975 • 500'
Bald Mountain
Dedham
1950-1973 • 600'
Bald Mountain
Rangeley
1960-1960s • 500'
Burnt Meadow Mountain
Brownfield
1972-1982 • 675'
Enchanted Mountain
Jackman
1966-1973 • 1,200'
Evergreen Valley
Stoneham
1972-1982 • 1,050'
May Mountain
Island Falls
1960s-1990s- • 428'
Saddleback
Rangeley
1960-2015 • 2,000'
Cancelled Ski Areas
Area
Town, Decade, Vertical
Mt. Abraham
Mt. Abraham
1960s
Bigelow Mountain
Dead River
1970s • 2,900'
Mt. Blue
Weld
1940s • 2,000'
Borderline
Evans Notch
1930s
Lead Mountain
T 28 MD
1990s
Old Speck Mountain
Grafton
1960s
Passadumkeag Mountain
Grand Falls
1990s • 800'
Unknown
Winthrop
1960s


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