Stories about Carrabassett Valley


14 applications for police chief received

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The town received 14 applications for the position of police chief, Town Manager Dave Cota said Thursday. Three candidates have been interviewed to date, he said. The search committee is comprised of five selectmen, police Chief Scott Nichols Sr.,  f...


Discounted skiing Sunday on Maine Ski Day

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — For the second year in a row, The Bank of Maine has teamed with Sugarloaf and Sunday River ski resorts to offer Maine residents discounted lift tickets, rentals and ski school packages during Maine Ski Day on Sunday, Dec. 16. All Mainers who show proof of reside...


Celebration planned for new Maine backcountry hut

CARRABASSETT VALLEY (AP) — An organization that's developing a backcountry network of huts along 180 miles of trails in Maine's western mountains is holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the fourth of 12 lodges that are planned on the trails. Maine Huts and Tr...


Stratton Brook Hut ribbon cutting ceremony is Dec. 12

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Maine Huts & Trails will celebrate the opening of their newest hut, the Stratton Brook Hut, with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 12. Stratton Brook is the fourth of 12 planned huts at Maine Huts & Trails, and links 50 miles of hut-to-hut trail adve...


'Loafers start ski season early

John Nappi, 14, of Freeport, gets a little air on Lower Winter's Way on opening day at Sugarloaf Mountain ski resort on Friday. Nappi was skiing with his father and friends.


Sugarloaf ski resort bumps opening day to Friday, Nov. 9

Snow-makers, armed with 300 new snow guns and conducive temperatures, have been working hard to make snow at Sugarloaf ski resort in Carrabassett Valley. They hope to move up opening day from Friday, Nov. 16, to Friday, Nov. 9. 1


Sunday River Ski Resort opened Tuesday

NEWRY — Thanks to a cold spell and a million-dollar investment in snow-making equipment, Sunday River Ski Resort opened for the season Tuesday. Sugarloaf Ski Resort in Carrabassett Valley began making snow  Sunday. Sugarloaf intends to open  Nov. 16, spokesman Ethan ...


Gerald Cayer named Community Health Leadership Award recipient

FARMINGTON — Franklin Community Health Network Executive Vice President Gerald Cayer was presented the Franklin Community Health Leadership Award at the Farmington Community Rounds, hosted by Franklin Memorial Hospital on Sept. 24. The presentation of the community health leadership ...


Maine Huts & Trails announces opening of fourth hut

KINGFIELD — Maine Huts & Trails has announced the opening of the Stratton Brook Hut on Dec. 21. Stratton Brook is the fourth of 12 planned backcountry huts and eco-lodges connected by 180 miles of trails in Maine’s scenic Western Mountains region. This planned 180-mile connected h...


Maine mountains have snow

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Snow coated the tops of some mountains in Maine, including Sugarloaf and Bigelow early Monday. The peak of Mt. Washington in New Hampshire had received nearly 4 inches as of 2 a.m. Sugarloaf communications Director Ethan Austin estimated that 1 to 2 inches fell ...