Mt Abram Family Resort
Mt Abram Overview
Mt Abram is a small family ski area located in Greenwood Maine. The ski area is described by it’s general manager as a family ski area with a funky, down home feel. There are 51 trails, 5 lifts and 650 acres of skiable terrain.
History of Mt Abram Family Ski Resort
Mt Abram burst onto the Maine ski scene on December 11, 1960. Three brothers, Norton, Stuart, and Donald Cross were local loggers that began clearing the slopes that spring. The area was officially dedicated that Christmas Eve and included two slopes and a 1000 foot t-bar.
During the 1960s Mt Abram went tit for tat with nearby Sunday River. For the ’61/’62 season the area installed a 3350′ t-bar lift to serve an additional 950′ elevation of terrain, matching Sunday River’s size the previous year.
The family ski area continued to expand with a new beginner area and another t-bar lift in 1965. Mt Abram pulled ahead of local competitor Sunday River in 1970 by being the first chair lift served ski area in the region. The “Way Back Machine” serves Mt Abram skiers and riders to this day.
Two monorail projects were attempted in the late 1970s and operated from June to September. Those projects were quickly abandoned in the early ’80s.
Following tough winters in the early 1980s Mt Abram worked with the town of Greenwood to obtain financing on 5 miles of pipe and top to bottom snowmaking by the ’85/’86 season.
After some tough times in the 1990s the ski area was foreclosed 3 times between 1993 and 2000. Current owners Matt Hancock and Rob Lally purchased the area in 2008.
Today, Mt Abram has returned to it’s tradition of leading the region in it’s technology and practices. In 2013 they led the country by installing a 803 panel solar array which satisfies up to 70% of their electrical needs. All of Mt Abrams snow making needs are powered by Nivis® Ecostick snowmaking technology which cut air consumption by 50%, reduce the noise of snowmaking significantly and provide a better quality of snow than traditional equipment.
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|Elevation: 940′ to 1990′||Skiable Acres: 250 acres trail, 650 acres total|
|Vertical: 1050′||Night Skiing:|
|Average Yearly Snowfall: average yearly snowfall||Food Services: Loose Boots Lounge, West Side Lodge|
|Alcohol: Loose Boots Lounge, West Side Lodge||Beginner Lifts: Yes|
|Adaptive Programs: Unknown||High Speed Lifts: None|
|Rentals: Yes||Ski School: Yes|
|Family Friendly: Yes||Snowmaking: 100%|
|Terrain Park: Yes||Lodging: On Mountain, Bethel: 7 miles|
|Runs: 51 Runs( beginner, intermediate, advanced)||Lifts: 5 Lifts (2 double chairs, 1 T-bar, 1 Rope tow)|
|Activities: Skiing, Snowboarding, Telemark Skiing, Back Country Skiing||Experience Level: All Skill Levels|
Mt Abram Contact Details
308 Howe Hill Road, Greenwood, Maine 04255