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Eaton Mountain Reopening Planned
The defunct ski area is set to be leased by a new non-profit organization.
Friday, August 21, 2020, NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com

Eaton Mountain (file photo)


Eaton Mountain may reopen in 2021-22 under a new partnership.

According to the Bangor Daily News, a pending non-profit named the Eaton Mountain Foundation has entered into a long-term lease with the owner of Eaton Mountain ski area. Students at the Community Regional Charter School (with a location in Skowhegan, Maine) would develop a plan to reopen and improve the ski area, including installing a new chairlift.

Located just outside of Skowhegan, 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.

The ski area suspended operations following the 2018-19 season.

  • Skowhegan-based foundation agrees to long-term lease of Eaton Mountain Ski Area - Bangor Daily News External link


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