CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Police on Wednesday were investigating the destruction of small buildings in a village built for children to visit while skiing on the Moose Alley Trail at Sugarloaf Mountain.

Either late Sunday or early Monday, several buildings were tipped over, kicked and broken, Police Chief Mark Lopez said Tuesday.

It is a pretend village where a small log cabin was built and Amos the Moose supposedly lives there, he said.

Children are able to go into the small cabin.

“It’s sad,” he said, because it is one of the things the younger kids look forward to doing once they have accomplished a certain level of skiing skills.

Among the highlights of Vole Village are smaller play houses similar to large doll houses, he said.

About $500 in damage was committed.

Amos the Moose is a Sugarloaf character named after Amos Winter, the Kingfield man who started skiing on Sugarloaf, according to Sugarloaf’s website, sugarloaf.com/kids/sugarloaf-characters. 

The vandalism did not affect mountain operations, Lopez said.

If anyone has any information about the vandalism, they are asked to call the Carrabassett Valley Police Department at 207-237-3200.

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