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Ski Maine Association is a non-profit association representing the Maine ski industry. Its mission is to increase the availability and enjoyment of Maine skiing and snowboarding for children, families and individuals. Our season begins in November and ext
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Bill Whitcomb, General Manager / Owner
Hermon Mountain owner, ...
Hermon Mountain owner, Bill Whitcomb, says their crucial in operation at the mountain, for the safety of all skiers and snowboarders.
The two new toboggans are similar to the older models that the mountain has been using for the past couple decades.
One of the older ones will be used primarily for ski patrol practice, while another is re-purposed.
says as soon as the temperatures drop and it's cold enough to make snow they hope to be in full swing again, and ready with the new equipment.
"If you're in Maine you have ...
"If you're in Maine you have to make snow, it's going to rain its a guarantee in the entire state," explains owner Bill Whitcomb.
"I'll give you an example," Bill ...
"I'll give you an example," Bill Whitcomb, owner and general manager of Hermon Mountain in Hermon, told the Bangor Daily News on Thursday.
"It was the first time in three years we were able to make snow on frozen ground.
That should tell you something right there, and everybody else is in the same boat."
had one of its top five best Decembers in the mountain's 29-year history, according to Whitcomb
estimated skier visits during December were up 50 percent over last December.
staff made 500 season pass armbands, but sold out a week ago and have needed to make more, he
As of Thursday, the mountain was 100 percent open and had 14 inches of packed natural snow.
Add to that the man-made snow and the average amount of snow on the trails is probably between 30 and 40 inches, Whitcomb
A good winter for the family-owned mountain means an ability to invest in snowmaking and other infrastructure improvements in the offseason, Whitcomb
said, whereas a few poor seasons in a row could squeeze a mountain's finances.
said it's too early to make grand predictions, though.
fears they'll be paying for the terrific December with a January thaw.
So the mountain's snow guns are still blowing snow.
"We're not trusting nature to give us our whole winter's worth of snow," he
The Galvans were greeted by a ...
The Galvans were greeted by a crowd of well wishers, among them Hermon Mountain owners Bill and Marlene Whitcomb, who had an afternoon of surprises in store.
said that Mainers asked to help make Sophia dreams come true jumped at the chance to do so because they were moved by her
simple, humble wish.
"We feel blessed to be part of this," he