Mount Abram, Maine (and Mountain Riders Alliance): The Way Skiing Should Be

If you’ve skiied in Maine before, you’ve likely seen small scale Mount Abram. It’s in Greenwood, just off State Route 26 on the drive up from Portland (or down from Grafton Notch), a few miles down the road from a certain ski resort in Bethel called Sunday River. Mount Abram has long been largely overlooked by northeast skiers heading to Maine’s two most notable mountain resorts, Sunday River and Sugarloaf. But thanks to a recent partnership with the sustainable skiing organization Mountain Rider’s Alliance, that is starting to change.

“Am I just crazy, or does anyone else believe that skiing needs to be about skiing?” Mount Abram co-owner and native Mainer Matt Hancock asked Boston Globe correspondent T.D. Thornton. “We’ve put a lot of effort into a system we believe in that is 100 percent contrary to the way the industry operates. We’re running as fast as we can in the other direction.”

Read on at Free Sport

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