5,000 years: Estimated number of years humans have skied.

1870: Year Swedes settled in New Sweden and introduced skiing to Mainers.

1890: Year Finns brought the sport to the Oxford Hills.

1905: Year first ski-making business opened in Maine

1907: Year it closed.

$1.75: Cost of riding a snow train from Portland to western Maine in 1936.


$4.85: Cost of women’s ski boots that year.

$8.95 to $13.95: Cost of a ski suit.

1936: Year Maine’s first ski tow was built (a rope tow in Fryeburg).

2003: Inaugural year of the semi-independent Maine Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame.

More than 150: Number of people inducted, to date.

Source: Maine Ski and Snowboard Museum

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