Camden Snow Bowl Season is Launched
CAMDEN, Maine (December 28, 2016) – The Camden Snow Bowl continues to be an active outdoor recreation hub as the ski season is officially underway.
Regular hours, with operations running 9am-4pm daily, began December 26th. Racing camps and other instructional programs, which could not run a year ago due to lack of snow, were launched as scheduled. More than half the visitors to the Snow Bowl this week have been from outside Knox County.
Despite some days with warmer temperatures, skiers are enjoying excellent top-to-bottom conditions. With colder temperatures earlier in the month, several days and nights of continual snowmaking enabled a solid base of man-made snow early in the season. A gift of snowmaking equipment from the Ragged Mountain Foundation this year enabled more production more quickly. A few days of warmer temperatures this week have loosened up the surface of the trails to create great skiing. Check out the Snow Bowl’s website, www.camdensnowbowl.com for current conditions.
Also this week, over $20,000 in ski program and season pass scholarships were awarded, making the Snow Bowl and winter outdoor recreation accessible to more than one hundred 5-15 year olds who otherwise couldn’t participate. Volunteers in the Ragged Mountain Ski Club raise funds to support a significant portion of the scholarships. In addition to these ski scholarships, the Snow Bowl in conjunction with the local Ski Club also offers free and reduced-priced skiing and programming to more than 500 area youth in 17 schools.
The Camden Snow Bowl is a community ski area owned and operated by the Town of Camden. The Snow Bowl’s winter operation contributes $3.5 million annually to the region’s economy by attracting more than 30,000 skier visits annually and providing more than 60 jobs. Check out the Camden Snow Bowl website to purchase tickets. More information is also on the Snow Bow’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/skithesea/.