|Baker Mountain Ski Area|
|Vertical Drop:||460 feet|
|Standing Lifts:||Surface lift|
|Past Lifts:||Surface lifts|
|Left: The Main Trail in 2018|
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Last updated: February 21, 2018
Located just off US 201 north of Bingham and Moscow, Maine, Baker Mountain is one of the oldest ski areas in New England.|
Rope Tow Years
The roots of Baker Mountain date back to 1937 or 1938, when avid skiers Allen Quimby Jr. and Langdon Quimby logged the slopes of Baker Mountain. Employees of their veneer mill helped to construct a ski area, while a rope tow was likely installed circa 1938, powered by a Model T. Underpowered, the Model T was replaced with a Buick as soon as one year later. Not long thereafter, the tow was lengthened and the motor replaced with a Railton. The Railton was later replaced with an industrial engine.
The wheels from the Baker Mountain rope tow (2018)
While the area was closed during World War II, a second rope tow may have been added either immediately before or shortly following the war.
The non-profit Baker Mountain Ski Tow Club was formed in early 1959, taking over operations of the small ski area.
After years of operating as a small rope tow area, a major investment was made in the area in 1968. In April 1968, the original lodge was burned to the ground to make way for a new base lodge. Meanwhile, a new 2,170 foot long Poma T-Bar was installed, increasing the area's vertical drop to 430 vertical feet. In addition, two new trails were cut. The new lift and lodge were dedicated on February 2, 1969.
The Sluice trail (2018)
While the improved ski area enjoyed popularity, subsequent demographic shifts and the growth of other ski areas has resulted in Baker Mountain becoming a fairly low key, local operation in recent decades. The Baker Mountain Ski Tow Club continues to operate Baker Mountain ski area to this day, thanks in large part to volunteers, grants, and donations.
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Year by Year History
Adult Weekend Full Day Lift Ticket; Adult Full Price Unlimited Season Pass
||Season Pass Price
|2017-18||$12.00||$100.00||8.3 days||January 7||March 25|
|2016-17||December 31||March 26|
|2014-15||January 31||March 22|
|2013-14||December 29||March 29|
|"I learned to ski on this mountain many moons ago. My grandfather was Dr Harry Lowell who used to be the town Dr for the area. I started skiing at a very young age and spent every February vacation on this mountain and loving every minute of it! The T-bar got me a few times but the memories I have of this mountain are forever in my heart!!"|
|Heather Pelletier, Nov. 29, 2018|
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