Stories about Carrabassett Valley

'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 ...

Maine Huts and Trails to open 4th overnight 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 opening the fourth of 12 lodges that are planned for the trails. Maine Huts and Trails says the Stratton Brook Hut is opening Dec. 21 i...

CVA ski, sports equipment sale is Oct. 6

On Saturday, Oct. 6, Carrabassett Valley Academy’s annual Ski and Sports Equipment Sale will be held at the Anti Gravity Complex in Carrabassett Valley. The sale will host a variety of new and used ski and snowboard equipment and gear, as well as some miscellaneous sporting items as well. T...

Flu shots in Franklin County

FARMINGTON — Flu shots will be available from the Healthy Community Coalition of Greater Franklin County starting Oct. 4. There is a suggested donation of $20 at Healthy Community Coalition clinics (or by donating what you can afford) to help cover the cost of the vaccines. In...

Drug collections to be held Saturday

JAY — Police around the state will collect unwanted and expired prescription drugs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29. Police are working in conjunction with Maine Drug Enforcement Agency to help the public prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding homes of potentially dangerous...