January 10th, 2019
A Message From Our Fearless Leader:
Hello all-

We are pretty pumped about the new snow that fell yesterday, can anyone say 12”-15”?!! The flakes yesterday morning were bigger than silver dollars and almost just as heavy—so we have an amazing surface that will glue down and groom up incredibly well!

Don’t let the weatherman scare you out of an awesome weekend where the entire mountain will be open. What do we do here in Maine when the thermometer dips into the single numbers?? We add a layer or two and get out and rip it up!! Its going to be single digits in the morning this weekend, warming up throughout the day with lots of sun. Let’s do this!!

This week’s management profile features Amy Boulanger, Ski Patrol Director. Amy hails from Minnesota, and moved to Maine at the age of 9. Her family moved around quite a bit, and she graduated high school from Deering. Amy graduated from UMF in 2004 and patrolled at Sugarloaf while in school from 2000-2002.

Amy started here at Abram as Patrol Director in 2004. She had her first child Jaden in 2006 and left Abram to raise her and soon to follow, second daughter Lily. Amy returned to Abram in 2010 again as Patrol Director. Since that time Amy has worked hard to develop the patrol and has tripled the number of patrollers we have. She and her husband Steve were blessed with a third daughter Alice in 2015, and all three girls learned to ski and race at Abram. Steve has been at Sunday River since 1996 and is now the Mountain Operations Manager. They have lived in Rumford Center since 2004. Amy has earned Senior status as a patroller with the National Ski Patrol system, and is a certified instructor for our patrol. We can all feel very good that we have someone as qualified and passionate as Amy in a very important role here at Mt. Abram!!

Don't forget to stop by Loose Boots this Saturday for live music with Paul Mellyn, back by popular demand! Fun for the whole family continues on Sunday with the Vertical Challenge, I plan on racing so come on out if you are up for the challenge.
If you wish to sign up, you can do so by clicking here .

See you this weekend!

Patrol Director Amy Boulanger (far left) & Crew

Congratulations to the athletes, schools and individuals receiving grants from the Mt. Abram Ski Club for the 2018-2019 season! We are pleased to be able to support your training and snow sports education at Mt. Abram and look forward to seeing everyone on the slopes this winter!

We are looking forward to our upcoming fundraising auction on Saturday, February 23rd at Loose Boots Lounge. It is never too early to donate items for the auction so if you have something unique that might need a new home or gifts or services you’d like to offer, we’d be happy to add them to our item list. Please email  skiclub@mtabram.com  and we’ll get connected!

We hope you’ll join us for all our events this season! Our annual torchlight parade and family spaghetti dinner on Sunday, February 17th, the Fitch/Gilpatrick races on February 24th and the auction. Visit our Facebook page for more details!

Thank you to our Mt. Abram friends for your support! We would like to wish everyone a happy and healthy 2019! Think Snow!

The Mt. Abram Ski Club is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to encouraging and supporting snow sports education of children and youth in Western Maine, the training of amateur athletes for national or international competition in snow sports, and educating the public about snow sports and related topics.   
Looking for something fun for the whole family? Register now for the Vertical Challenge at Mt Abram this Sunday, January 13th!

The Vertical Challenge is a series of free casual ski and snowboard races held at ski resorts throughout the northeast during each winter season. Skiers and snowboarders are divided by gender and age to compete for gold, silver, and bronze medals in each category. In addition to the races, attendees enjoy a festival element, featuring snowy activities for all ages, plus prizes given away throughout a fun day at the mountain.