Long time friend Greg Sweetser came by for an update on what’s happening across the Pine Tree State this winter at areas big & small from north to south: in a place where our winters tend to last a few (several) months, there’s no excuses not to embrace the outside lifestyle year-round no matter where in Maine you may be!! Think Snow!!
Load testing with the new motor this week, hopefully opening next week, our favorite upper East Side Lift will be giving us access to trails we love soon, yay!! Thank the snowmakers, too, for their efforts are 100% responsible for all the current skiing & riding on offer. We’re happy Mother Nature has kissed & made up w/ Father Winter for more cold temps & snow flying both now & for the rest of the season!! Happy New Year!! See you on the slopes!!!
OK, so we may be a little biased, but 2 Olympic Gold Medals pretty much puts anyone on the BEST List, for sure! The whole planet is celebrating the 10th annual World Snowboard day on this weekend to introduce new people to the snowport, and celebrate the camaraderie among riders. The weekend event will feature a free showing of the Transworld Snowboard’s new movie, Origins, & discounted learn-to-ride lessons for beginners, plus free snowboard demos at the Burton Signature Store (say Hi to our guy Jonny!), as well as an ollie contest on The Beach. Only at Sugarloaf will two-time Olympic snowboardcross gold medalist, Seth Wescott, be hosting group rides regularly throughout the day!
Once again, a million Thank Yous to Michael Thom whose film camera captured rare footage of the hang-gliding ‘festival’we had in the ’70s at a time when a couple locals were doing it regularly (as often as possible!). This event was a real draw for the locals… the Who’s Who of the region can all be seen, from our beloved Uncle Al, to the Mountain’s Real Estate agent C. Susan Mason, to Wende Frutchy (now Gray & on BOD Ski Museum of Maine) then Mountain Marketing, & lots of other familiar faces of the times!! I’m pretty sure the weather didn’t co-operate for the fliers though, which was too typical of why it never became a bigger destination for hang-gliders… the old ‘wind in the Mountains’ factor made it too rare to be good to go! It WAS cool when it was happening though!!!
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