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This profile was last updated on 12/28/14  and contains information from public web pages.


Hermon Mountain

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  • Owner and Manager
    Hermon Mountain
  • Owner and General Manager
    Hermon Mountain
  • Owner
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Hermon Mountain owner, ..., 28 Dec 2014 [cached]
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.
Whitcomb 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.
I would hate to see somebody ..., 20 Feb 2013 [cached]
I would hate to see somebody go to their waist in water, and so it's just better to give up on one day and let everything settle out," said Bill Whitcomb, Owner and Manager of Hermon Mountain.
Whitcomb said the water will drain out throughout the day and night.
"I'll give you an example," Bill ... [cached]
"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."
Hermon Mountain had one of its top five best Decembers in the mountain's 29-year history, according to Whitcomb. He estimated skier visits during December were up 50 percent over last December. His staff made 500 season pass armbands, but sold out a week ago and have needed to make more, he said.
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 said.
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.
He said it's too early to make grand predictions, though. He 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 said.
"If you're in Maine you have ..., 27 Dec 2014 [cached]
"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 didn't win, but I guess ..., 10 Feb 2013 [cached]
I didn't win, but I guess I did because here it is," said Bill Whitcomb, owner and manager at Hermon Mountain.
Whitcomb said, "The rental shop, maybe only a third of the equipment's out, which means that all of these people are people that are skiers and snowboarders that have been kind of waiting, and now finally it's here."
The staff at Hermon Mountain knew the slopes would be packed once Mainers dug themselves out, so they spent all of Friday night and all of Saturday packing the snow and getting it ready for the crowds.
It's certainly appreciated after last year's mild winter.
"At least for Hermon Mountain, it was the worst one we actually had on our records," said Whitcomb.
He's hoping this blizzard will keep the crowds coming for the rest of the season.
Whitcomb said, "What's going to happen is, it's going to stay white in everybody's dooryard and that's really the key."
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