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Black Mountain of Maine Closed Following Town Vote

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Tell us, East Coasters ..........what's the inside scoop. 

Will skiers come together to save Black Mountain? 

Will Town Officials change their minds?

Will Main Winter Sports Center find a solution? 

 

Epic minds want to know? 

 

Ski The East article 

 

Snip from Main Winter Sports Center Release

 

 

Quote:

The Maine Winter Sports Center, which has owned and operated Black Mountain in Rumford, Maine since 2003, has announced its intention to close the alpine mountain, effective immediately.

“The timing is unfortunate coming off our best season ever,” said Andy Shepard, President and CEO of the MWSC, “Several years ago we took on the challenge of turning Black Mountain around with an understanding that we needed strong community support to make the economics work.”

 

 

Other related articles: 

http://www.sunjournal.com/news/river-valley/2013/06/26/black-mountain-owner-closes-rumford-ski-area/1384657

http://www.sunjournal.com/news/river-valley/2013/06/13/black-mountain-officials-reeling-rumford-budget-de/1379294

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Wow. I heard it from you first, TC. Digesting ...
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Not giving up yet.  Looks like a big fundraising push in July.  Local bank is matching up to $25,000 towards a goal of at least $150,000.  Maine River Sports is a non-profit 501(c)(3).

 

http://www.skiblackmountain.com/news-and-events.html#StoryID447

 

http://www.sunjournal.com/news/oxford-hills-river-valley-franklin/2013/07/11/plan-black-mountain-expected-two-weeks/1391720

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