This Abandoned Maine Ski Area Seems Frozen In Time
There are some really well-known ski resorts in the mountains of western Maine. Sunday River and Sugarloaf, to name just two.
There used to be many more. If you dive into Maine's ski history, you'll find that nearly every decent sized town had at least one nearby ski area. Sure, most weren't that big, but they were big enough to provide an afternoon of family friendly entertainment. Nearly all of those are now gone - the victim of changing times.
A long abandoned ski resort sits tucked away in the western Maine town of Stoneham.
According to the New England Ski History website, the developers of the Evergreen Valley Ski Resort bit of way more than they can chew. Their ultimate goal was to build a four season resort community. Due to lack of business, they never really made it past their first phase.
They had counted on the ski resort's popularity to help finance the project. However, the smallness of the mountain (it only had a 1,050 foot vertical drop) caused advanced skiers to pass it up for more challenging mountains.
It opened in 1972 and was closed by 1982. There was an attempt to re-open it in 1983, but that quickly failed. Several years ago, the man who created the Redneck Olympics had intentions to re-open the resort. There is no word on the status of the plan, but you can read what he had in mind HERE You can read more about the resort's history HERE
Videos and pictures of the resort make it appear to have been lost in time...
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A Look At An Abandoned Maine Ski Area
Here are some videos of the resort: