Skiers and snowboarders wait for their turn Saturday during the Towpro Tow Jam at Lost Valley in Auburn. About 100 people participated during the event. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Zach Madison, 17, of Turner participates Saturday during the Towpro Tow Jam at Lost Valley in Auburn. Towpro brought a portable rope tow to the ski area one week after Lost Valley shut down the lifts and closed for the season. About 100 skiers and snowboarders came to the free event where participants could go to the top of the course by rope tow as many times as they liked. An informal panel of judges lounged in the sun while holding up signs that stated such things as” “Nice,” “Not Bad,” “Meh” and “I’m So Disappointed.” Madison is a senior at Leavitt Area High School. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Owen Robertson, 11, of Auburn participates Saturday during the Towpro Tow Jam at Lost Valley in Auburn. Robertson is the season’s King of the Valley champion for 13 and under snowboarders. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

An informal panel of judges scored Towpro Tow Jam participants Saturday at Lost Valley while holding up signs that stated such things as” “Nice,” “Not Bad,” “Meh” and “I’m So Disappointed.” Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Daniel Watson, 13, of Poland participates Saturday during the Towpro Tow Jam at Lost Valley in Auburn. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Ryan Brueninghaus participates Saturday during the Towpro Tow Jam at Lost Valley in Auburn. Brueninghaus is a student at the University of Maine at Farmington. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Justin Ellis of Sidney clears the rail Saturday during the Towpro Tow Jam Saturday at Lost Valley in Auburn. Ellis is a volunteer terrain park builder at Spruce Mountain Ski Slope in Jay. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Milo Thompson of Farmington participates Saturday during the Towpro Tow Jam at Lost Valley in Auburn. Thompson is a freshman at Mount Blue High School. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Will Drysdale, 13, of Auburn participates Saturday during the Towpro Tow Jam at Lost Valley in Auburn. Drysdale is a seventh-grader at Auburn Middle School. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Jeffrey McAlister of New Gloucester participates Saturday during the Towpro Tow Jam at Lost Valley in Auburn. McAlister is a sophomore at Gray-New Gloucester High School. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Sawyer Shanaman, 11, of Auburn Ryan lands off a rail Saturday during the Towpro Tow Jam at Lost Valley in Auburn. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Caiden Strout, 12, of Auburn participates Saturday during the Towpro Tow Jam at Lost Valley in Auburn. The seventh-grader at Auburn Middle School is the season’s King of the Valley champion for 13 and under skiers. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Brycen Fontaine, 14, of Auburn participates Saturday during the Towpro Tow Jam at Lost Valley in Auburn. Fontaine is the season’s King of the Valley champion for 14 and over snowboarders. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Lost Valley owner Scott Shanaman, far left, watches the Towpro Tow Jam at Lost Valley from a snowmobile on Saturday. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Aaron White, 17, of Lewiston participates Saturday during the Towpro Tow Jam at Lost Valley in Auburn. Towpro brought a portable rope tow to the ski area one week after Lost Valley shut down the lifts and closed for the season. About 100 skiers and snowboarders came to the free event where participants could go to the top of the course by rope tow as many times as they liked. An informal panel of judges lounged in the sun while holding up signs that stated such things as” “Nice,” “Not Bad,” “Meh” and “I’m So Disappointed.” White is a junior at Baxter Academy. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Mason Robertson of Auburn holds the rope as he gets pulled to the top of the course Saturday during the Towpro Tow Jam at Lost Valley in Auburn. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

An informal judge scores a participant during the Towpro Tow Jam Saturday at Lost Valley in Auburn. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo


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