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Carrabassett Valley Bike Shop

Mountain biking in the Carrabassett Region is getting BIG. The last couple years has seen new singletrack, improved and maintained trails, the Carrabassett Backcountry Challenge, the forming of the Carrabassett Region chapter of the New England Mountain Bike Association and lots more. One aspect that has been lacking is a bike shop. Well the time is right […]

Other cameras captured the spirit of Sugarloaf long before WSKI's

We are grateful to the Foster family for giving WSKI a copy of their home movies from 1964 at Sugarloaf when the hardy skiers worked & played with gusto to create the grand reputation of ‘Sugarloaf’ that so many now know & love! This fantastic footage shows so many changes (fashions!!), & yet so many things that […]

What to do this weekend in the Western Mtns

What to do this weekend in the Western Mtns

Lots happening this weekend in the Western Mountains of Maine. Let’s start off with the weather. Forecasts call for rain and drizzle to end Saturday. We should see highs around 60 degrees on Saturday with overnight lows in the mid 30’s. Sunday looks like the pick of the weekend with forecasted highs in the mid 60’s with full sunshine, […]

Appalachian Trail: Endless opportunities right in our backyard

The Appalachian Trail runs from Springer Mtn in Georgia to Katahdin here in Maine and offers endless opportunities for backpacking trips, day hikes or even a 6 month thru hike of its more than 2,000 miles of trail. The best thing about the Appalachian Trail is that it’s right here in our backyard and runs […]

Take a ride back in time with Susan in a Stanley Steamer

The Stanley Steamer is one of those special inventions that you fall in love with when you first see (& hear!) one, if you should be so fortunate! This video from WSKI’s Archives by an unknown producer is timeless in its presentation of one of the incredible creations of the brilliant Stanley brothers of Kingfield […]

Sugarloaf Cooking with Kathy: Ricotta Cake!

We hope you’ve seen Sugarloaf Cooking with Kathy (airs twice daily on WSKI-TV 17) because whatever Chef Kathy Bechtel creates is not only delicious & easy to prepare, but also made with ingredients from  local area farms: from greens & tomatoes, chicken & cheese, to apples & freshly ground flour, good food has never been […]

You never get over having your hometown permanently flooded over….

The Dead River was dammed in the 1950s to create Flagstaff Lake as a water storage facility for hydro power at a time when citizens had little to say about the demise of their village, farms, & life as they knew it on the north side of Bigelow Mountain. Betty Wyman was a girl at […]

North Branch of Dead River

When the water is flowing at moderate levels (like it is at the moment!), the North Branch of the Dead River above Eustis is a PERFECT stretch of water for kayak or canoe! Sarampus Falls is about 15 minutes north of Stratton Village with a State Rest Area for putting in. The water is just exciting […]

Pack your passport for a Day-trip North for a Quebec Adventure

Brush off your “Bonjour” & “Merci!” One hour from Sugarloaf, via the Rt 27 Scenic Byway north to Canada, is the Megantic Region of Quebec’s Eastern Townships. Fabulous French cuisine, Quebec culture & a TON of activities & events make this region a uniquely intriguing neighbor for the western mountains of Maine. Adventure is part of […]

Green Farm Girls have Green Thumbs!

And they are happy to share the love of all things green & growing especially in the Springtime! Gail & her crew have been growing a variety of flowers & other plants in her greenhouses on the site of the old Green Farm in Coplin on the road to Rangeley for years, with the entire region […]