What to Expect this Season
A chill and local vibe at one of the most beautiful parts of Maine, specializing in outdoor winter recreation.
Be prepared to use your car as your base lodge. This means you will boot up, change and store extra gear in your car. No cubbies or indoor gear storage. Parents, please make sure your child has adult supervision as lodge operations will function quite differently this season.
Lodge access will be extremely limited. Tickets and rentals will be sold outside. We will edit this post once our tickets & rentals are available for purchase online.
The front entrance is for employee and bathroom use only. Portable toilets will be on site for outdoor use.
Ski, snowboard & snowshoe rentals are available. Prior to your first visit please print and complete the rental agreement. Especially your shoe size. Forms will be kept on file for future visits after initial fittings.
Northwoods Food Group will be on site serving up your favorite mountain beverages and snacks at the Big Moose Deli. We will allow 25 guests through the slopeside entrance every 30 minutes. Please keep your lodge visits as brief as possible to allow spacing for other guests.
Portable shelters will be allowed on the Canada Falls Trail, a ski in ski out location near the activities. No generators please! Also no pets. Shelters must be removed daily after skiing.
Please keep 6 foot distancing from other guests. Face coverings are required at all times. The tolerance will be minimal on this.
Arrive together and ride together. These people are your tribe. If you did not arrive in a vehicle together or live in the same household, please do not ride the lift together.
We will not be offering any ski lessons during our opening weekend. During school vacation week private or family lessons will be offered for children ages seven and above. Instructors will not be allowed to ride the lift with your child.
Before leaving home, we ask that you read through this health screening. If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, please stay home. (For more detailed information, visit the CDC website)
- Do you have any of the following symptoms of COVID-19?
- Fever (a temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher) or are feeling feverish;
- Respiratory symptoms such as a runny nose, nasal congestion, sore throat, cough, or shortness of breath;
- General body symptoms such as muscle aches, chills, and severe fatigue;
- Gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea; or
- Changes in your sense of taste or smell.
- Have you been in close contact with someone who is suspected or confirmed to have had COVID-19 in the past 14 days? (Please note: healthcare workers caring for COVID-19 patients while wearing appropriate personal protective equipment are not considered to have a close contact exposure and should answer “No” to this question.)
- Have you traveled on non-essential travel in the past 14 days outside of Maine or a state exempted from testing and quarantine requirements?
- This includes any international travel or travel by cruise ship and any domestic travel, within the US, outside of an exempted state, regardless of the mode of transportation.
The season is certainly different. It will be short, but sweet. If you cannot arrive with a good attitude and a thankful heart, it’s probably best you stay home. We are a small group with limited staff in a rural community, just doing our best to keep this mountain going.
We certainly welcome your suggestions to keep this operation running a smooth as possible. Send us a message or offer to help. We love making new Friends!
The Friends of the Mountain