Mt. Jefferson is the second Central Maine ski area to shut down this winter.
Tuesday, January 21, 2020, NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com
In a surprise announcement yesterday, Mt. Jefferson announced it will not be operating this winter, stating "we will not be opening this season due to unforeseen circumstances and lack of snow."
The Central Maine ski area had previously posted in early December that it was planning to open within the next few weeks.
Located northeast of Bangor in Lee, Maine, Mt. Jefferson features two T-Bars and a vertical drop of 432 feet. The area was purchased by Ken Zimmerman in early 2016, following nearly 30 years of ownership by the Delano family. Mt. Jefferson does not have snowmaking, which has in part resulted in February openings in three of the past four seasons.
Nearby Eaton Mountain also suspended operations prior to the start of the season. The only remaining ski areas operating along the I-95 corridor near Bangor are Hermon Mountain and Pinnacle Ski Club.