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Irene wasn't the only time we had high water in CV!

Nothing like stinking hot weather to make us pull this out of the archives! March of 1987 saw the ‘once in 500 years’ flood, & though this footage may not mean much to most folks, it’s a COOL thing to view on a day when we’ve been glad to swim in the Carrabassett after work!!!!

Local Swimming Spots

With the temps forecasted to get into the upper 80’s and lower 90’s over the next couple of days, it’s good to know where to cool off. Here in the western Maine mountains the landscape offers many “cool” spots to find relief from the hot weather. Lets start just south of Kingfield and make our way north up […]

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 […]

Alex Tuttle keeps ascending!!!!

Local kids are always a source of pride for us in the western mountains of Maine, as we have seen many star athletes & wonderful people all around, grow up with the work ethic, outdoors appreciation, & willingness to set & achieve goals that drives us forward, no matter what life’s hassles throw at you! For […]

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 […]

The Sound of Music in the Mountains

There’s no more majestic backdrop or fantastic natural audio-enhancing environment than you’ll find when you experience a symphony orchestra playing in the western mountains of Maine! This archive footage from the Portland Symphony Orchestra is a good reminder that the Kingfield POPs w/ the Bangor Symphony Orchestra & Noel Paul Stookey (oh WOW!!!) will soon be […]

2012 marks 30 years of the Sugarloaf Marathon

May 20th is the 30th Annual Sugarloaf Marathon & 15K. The Sugarloaf Marathon is Maine’s oldest continuously run marathon, drawing over 1500 runners from all over the U.S. and Eastern Canada this year. Along Maine’s Scenic By-way Route 27,  it is by far, the most scenic run imaginable w/ views of Flagstaff Lake & the Bigelow Range, […]

What to do this weekend in the Western Mountain Region

In the Sugarloaf region this weekend? Looking for some ideas on things to do? Well read on folks…

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 […]