Slevin Craig, 8, of Lisbon tells ski instructor James Bolduc he is not prepared to go down a ski trail Thursday during the Merrick Learn to Ski and Snowboard Program at Lost Valley in Auburn. “I can go down Bear, but I’m not going down Bobcat. No way,” Craig said. Melinda Chadbourne and Miles Smith started the program in memory of their 14-year-old son, Merrick Chadbourne, who died in 2012. Chris Shea of the YMCA said over $2,000 raised in memory of Merrick was issued through scholarships to help get kids on the mountain. The program during school vacation this week allowed 38 children, who may not have the means to do so otherwise, to ski or snowboard. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

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