Maine Ski Hill Closes For The Season "Effective Immediately"

Camden Snow Bowl, ME, made the difficult decision to close for the season on March 6th. Officials posted the announcement to Facebook that same day, penning a long message regarding their stance on this ski season.

Although the Snow Bowl usually stays open through the end of March, warm temperatures and rain arrived on Feb. 28th.

The weather has made skiing unsafe at the resort, and with the added struggle of the groomers being unable to traverse the trails due to the thinning snow and water running underneath it, the resort opted to close sooner rather than later.

Snow erosion also affected the chairlift loading and unloading ramps, rendering them unusable.

Hosmer Pond is open water preventing use of the toboggan chute, and the snow on the tubing hill has melted down to the grass on the hill with standing water. However, officials at Camden Snow Bowl report this was not a major loss, writing, "we made it to day 52 of our intended 60-day season."

"This turn of events has left us all feeling robbed of a normal end to the season, but there is also much to celebrate."

The conditions at the Snow Bowl. Courtesy of <a href="" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Camden Snow Bowl.;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Camden Snow Bowl. </a>
The conditions at the Snow Bowl. Courtesy of Camden Snow Bowl.

Camden Snow Bowl opened on December 26th, got their triple chairlift spinning two weeks earlier than last year, and successfully ran a Fourth Grade Learn to Ski Program.

They also hosted successful gradeschool and Friday Night races and ran the 2024 CamJam terrain park competition to end the season on a high note.

The Snow Bowl also hosted the 33rd annual U.S. National Toboggan Championships. The event included two full days of racing on the Jack Williams Toboggan Chute and several thousands of people descending on Tobogganville that first weekend in February. (And the winning two-person team was from Warren, ME!)

The oldest team was awarded to "Frogs on a Log 2 Alpha", where the average team-member's age was 84 years. This team was also from the home state of Maine.

The Toboggan chute is no joke. See below. (Now, imagine going down that at 84 years old.)

Officials at Snow Bowl expressed their gratitude to the snowmakers, groomers, and volunteers. The people who make the mountain skiable are largely to thank for the many successes Snow Bowl saw this season, despite a weak winter, weather-wise.

Here's to next season: hopefully, it is full of more of the same festivities and events, but with a little more natural snow and colder temperatures.

Camden Snow Bowl Stats/Info:

Vertical: 1070 ft.

Skiable Terrain: 105 ac.

Lifts: 4

Trails: 15

Night Skiing: YES

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