The Quoggy Jo T-Bar
Quoggy Jo
Presque Isle, Maine
Status: Open
First Season:1957-58
Vertical Drop:215 feet
Standing Lifts:Surface lift
Past Lifts:Surface lift
Left: The Quoggy Jo T-Bar
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Located northeast of Presque Isle off Route 167, Quoggy Jo (sometimes spelled Quoggy Joe) is a small surface lift ski area.

Quoggy Joe Mountain

The roots of Quoggy Jo ski area likely date back to 1932, when the Quoggy Joe ski club started skiing in Aroostook State Park. A cable sled tow was in place by 1940.

In 1959, Sel Hannah recommended a small ski development on Quoggy Joe Mountain, likely near or at the site of the cable sled tow. It is not known if this area was ever developed or redeveloped.

Meanwhile, the Quoggy Joe Ski Club was registered as a Maine non-profit organization on December 27, 1957. That winter, the ski club relocated to the present day Quoggy Jo ski area off Fort Road in Presque Isle.

Circa 1986, the local community and Kiwanis club helped construct a lodge at the ski area.

Maine Winter Sports Center

Circa 1999, the Maine Winter Sports Center, backed by grants from the Libra Foundation, signed a 99 year lease with the Quoggy Joe Ski Club to operate the ski area, as well as to use land for development of a nordic biathlon facility.

In 2000, a used Hall T-Bar was installed at Quoggy Jo ski area, replacing the rope tow. The following summer, construction began on the nordic facilities.

Quoggy Jo in 2017
Quoggy Jo in 2017

The Nordic Heritage Center was formally dedicated on November 24, 2002, giving Northern Maine a world class nordic biathlon facility. In 2006, the facility hosted the Biathlon World Junior Championships.

In June of 2013, Maine Winter Sports Center announced its intentions to exit the alpine ski business. Circa 2014, its 99 year lease with Quoggy Joe Ski Club was terminated, reverting control of the alpine ski area back to the club. The Nordic Heritage Center was transferred to Pineland Farms, held by the October Corporation, owned by the Libra Foundation.

For the 2015-16 season, the Presque Isle Rotary Club helped to raise tens of thousands of dollars for lift maintenance and safety equipment.

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Standing Lifts
The bottom terminal (2017)

Past Lifts

Year by Year History
Adult Weekend Full Day Lift Ticket; Adult Full Price Unlimited Season Pass
2010s Ticket Price Season Pass Price
Pass Payback
Opening Day
Closing Day
Skier Visits
2017-182017-18 Ticket Price Graph2017-18 Season Pass Price GraphDecember 26March 312017-18 Skier Visit Graph
2016-17$8.002016-17 Ticket Price Graph$125.002016-17 Season Pass Price Graph15.6 daysDecember 26April 12016-17 Skier Visit Graph
2015-16$8.002015-16 Ticket Price Graph$125.002015-16 Season Pass Price Graph15.6 daysDecember 30March 62015-16 Skier Visit Graph
2014-15$8.002014-15 Ticket Price Graph$125.002014-15 Season Pass Price Graph15.6 daysDecember 20April 42014-15 Skier Visit Graph
2013-14$8.002013-14 Ticket Price Graph$125.002013-14 Season Pass Price Graph15.6 daysDecember 212013-14 Skier Visit Graph

Visitor Memories
"I recall skiing at Quoggy Joe ski area in the late 1950's. I was 7 years old. It was the start of a long skiing life as I'm turning 66. I recall the rope cutting deep into the snow and trying to pull it up as a kid was tough. My friends and me always tried to b sure an adult was in front of us before we rode!"
Nathan Currier, Dec. 30, 2017
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External Links
  • Quoggy Jo Ski Center - official site
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  • Last updated: April 22, 2017

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