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Another visit to the World of Ski Business Development with Howard Nielsen.

This fabulous footage from a 1976 Boston television series with long-time skier & friend Howard Nielsen, is amongst the favorites from the archives because the growth of the ski industry in New England at that time was exciting & challenging, & certainly never to be equaled following the heady ’60s, & roller coaster ride of snow […]

Piazza Rock: WOW! BIG!!!

Long ago, when the glaciers rolled over our Mountains, carving them into the High Peaks of Maine that we enjoy so much today, giant chunks of the mountains were torn off & carried amazing distances from their origin, & came to rest in the Valleys below in massive heaps of giant boulders! A unique & very accesssible […]

‘Old’ school lift instruction….

‘Old’ school lift instruction….

It’s beginning to look like an ‘old’ winter with lots of SNOW, & a bit of wind & cold that make surface lifts an ‘old’ option still good to have so we can get to the snow stashes in various nooks & crannies on the mountain from the top of #3 (Bateau) T-bar! Some ‘old-timers’ […]

Maine Huts and Trails: Stratton Brook Hut & More!

Maine Huts and Trail’s vision of preserving Maine’s natural beauty and remote areas, while providing adventurous  year round outdoor activities, continues with the addition of their fourth hut. Located in Carrabassett Valley, at the foot of the breathtaking Bigelow Range, the Stratton Brook Hut offers views like no other and ample opportunities for outdoor recreation. […]

Howard Nielsen’s Report on the Ski Business during the 1970s

Howard Nielsen’s Report on the Ski Business during the 1970s

If you’re a life-long, die hard skier, it’s always interesting to follow the growth & look towards the future of the ski & resort business, & a look back to over 30 years ago only points out the more things change, the more they stay the same!  

A relaxing paddle on the North Branch of the Dead River

The seasons are changing here in Northern Franklin County and the weather is getting cooler. This is a great time to get out in the canoes and kayaks. With the upcoming foliage the lower part of the North Branch of the Dead River in Eustis is a great paddle for all abilities, including kids. Lots […]

Appalachian Trail 75th Celebration at Sugarloaf

Some highlights and words from the Appalachian Trail conservancy’s executive director on August 18th. The 75th anniversary celebration of the completion of the Appalachian Trail, held at Sugarloaf was a great success. The trail runs right through the western mountains of Maine and there are tons of spots to take advantage of the trail. Folks from […]

2012 Kingfield Pops

The Kingfield POPs is an annual event which happens on the last weekend of June. Showcasing the town of Kingfield and the talented musicians, artists and artisans of the Maine High Peaks Region. 2012 was the 10th anniversary of the Kingfield Pops. In celebration they contracted Noel Paul Stooky (of Peter, Paul & Mary fame) […]

Take a Hike! Kibby Mountain

Kibby Mountain (3654 ft) is located north of Flagstaff Lake, east of Chain of Ponds and just south of the Canadian boarder. The trail to the summit is 2.5 miles long and takes approx 1.5 hrs to reach the summit. Before you head out for the trailhead make sure you’ve got plenty of gas and supplies […]

Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust: Bonney Point Trails

“Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and preserving natural areas, scenic beauty, critical wildlife habitat and the cultural heritage that make this region of our state so special.” -rlht.org One of the ways for the public to enjoy the hard work accomplished by the Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust is by […]