January 17th, 2019
A Message From Our Fearless Leader:
Beth & Frank Walker
Hello all-

As I look outside this morning, the base area is filled with Special Olympic athletes from all over Oxford County competing in snowshoe, cross country skiing, and alpine events. It is an amazing group of competitors and support staff that make this day very gratifying to be part of. When it comes to competing—these kids are all business! It’s great to see the smiles and enthusiasm of all involved and we are proud to be hosting this fun event.

There were lots of smiles this past weekend as everyone enjoyed great ski conditions almost mountain wide. The outlook for the coming Holiday weekend is for more snow. Sunday/Monday will be an amazing day for all you powder hounds—with 12+ inches forecasted for Sunday. This means great skiing in the woods, glades, and all the secret stashes that Mt. A is famous for.

The New England Telemark Festival is this Saturday from 9 to 4 offering demos and clinics for just $10. Add to that some great apres-ski entertainment in Loose Boots with Palmer Eagen and the Ride & Ski Party from 2:30 to 5:00, followed by Crime Scene at 6pm—it should be a banner weekend. With the Pats playing Sunday night—no excuses—get out there and enjoy the pow!!

This week’s staff profile features Beth Walker, our Food & Beverage Manager-

Beth was raised in Jay Maine, the oldest of three kids. She learned to ski at nearby Spruce Mountain. Beth has lived most of her life in Maine with the exception of living in Ireland for 3 months in 2013. The opportunity to do so was provided through the George Mitchell Peace Scholarship, which she was awarded through York County Community College, where she studied Culinary Arts. 
Beth’s culinary career really took off after her first job with David Turin, of David's Restaurant fame, in Portland and Kennebunk. Beth is married to Frank Walker (West Side Lodge Manager). They moved here 4 years ago, with the intention of farming, and currently own a small farm near the Bethel/Albany Township line. They have been successful running various food operations including the Hitching Post Diner. Beth is happiest when she is making food for people. Farming and local food are her passions. 
You’ll most often find Beth in and around Loose Boots Lounge. We are very pleased, and hope you are too, with what she is doing with our menu, our staff, and the overall experience on the Main Side!
See you this weekend!

Come on out this Saturday for the annual NE Telemark Festival. Sponsored by Telemarkdown, we’ll have racing, demos, clinics, live music and more. $10 admission (lift tickets sold separately).

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.