Wanted: More Skiers in MaineBy Michael Frank on January 8th, 2013
As winter grows shorter in the Northeast (and nationwide), tradition still seems to trump common sense. How else to explain why New Yorkers and Bostonians and everyone from Philly to Stamford flocks mostly to Vermont ski areas, while the wide-open slopes of Maine, a state with two of the largest three ski resorts in the East, remain relatively empty? Yes, it takes longer to get there, but that hasn’t hurt summer tourism; Maine’s coast enjoys just as many visitors as North Carolina’s Outer Banks, despite the drive. One explanation is the decided lack of pretension to Maine skiing: It’s like one big state full of Mad River Glens. That’s cool, unless it’s a Killington, Stowe, and Sugarbush you want. Via NY Times.
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