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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 […]

There were other winners this Reggae Weekend!

Mark Schwartz might’ve been the big grand prize winner of the Spillway Chair, but there were plenty of other people who will leave the mountain with a slightly fuller vehicle than when they arrived. On Saturday Night, Brittney had a little contest: Whoever could make it up to the base of WSKI’s Quad Cam would win […]

Congrats to Mark Schwartz for winning the Spillway Chair!

 Watch and Win for the winter season wrapped up on Sunday morning and Kip was there to finally draw the name of the lucky winner of an authentic, limited-edition Spillway Chair! As Kip would say, you don’t get prizes like that on the Today Show! Kip was joined by John Byrne of the Sugarloaf Ski […]

22nd NE Pan Festival happening here!

Don’t knock it till you’ve heard it!! And even more fun to participate by playing! Steel drums can produce great sounds & the proof can be seen & heard at Sugarloaf May 5 when our local Steel Drum Band from Stratton plays Host to groups from all over New England. There’s no charge so pack up the […]

Partnerships are a great way to move forward

Greater Franklin Development Corporation was established in an effort to strengthen economic development in the greater Franklin County area. Their goal is to create and retain quality employment opportunities in Franklin County by attracting new businesses, assisting local employers, and encouraging entrepreneurship. The Franklin County Tourism Network was formed under the umbrella of the GFDC […]

US National Moguls Champion Jeremy Cota's brief visit home

  WSKI was fortunate to have another extraordinary local athlete as our guest on the Mountain Report during his few days home for the first time in over a year & a half! 2007 Carrabassett Valley Academy graduate Jeremy Cota has had an amazing array of accomplishments as a member of the US Freestyle Ski […]

Fly fishing in the morning, skiing in the afternoon!

It’s hard to argue that it’s been an unusual spring up here in the Western Mountains. What is easy to argue though, is when someone says there isn’t anything to do around here. In fact, the weird weather means you can go fly fishing first thing in the morning, then hit the slopes after lunch! […]