The Skowhegan ski area does not plan to liquidate.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019, NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com
In a Monday night announcement, owner David Beers announced Eaton Mountain will be suspending operations.
Beers stated, "Over the past few years, I have had to face several personal and business related challenges and it is now necessary to take a year off in order to reposition the business so we can operate from a more solid footing and expand & improve upon what is already in place."
Beers went on to stress the area will not be permanently closed or liquidated and that he intends to resume ski and snowtubing operations in 2020-21.
Located just outside of Skowhegan, Maine, Eaton Mountain has dealt with its fair share of issues since opening in the 1960s. At its peak, the ski area sported a double chairlift and a 500 foot vertical drop.
Once again falling on hard times, the facility closed in 2008. In 2010, David and Donna Beers opened a snow tubing facility at the 100 acre area and, in 2015, a small ski slope served by a handle tow.
Beers announced the ski area would shut down in December 2016, however operations resumed in February 2017 and have continued in subsequent winters.