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Summer Ski Area Scenes


Paul
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On the way back from Old Orchard Beach, ME this past Friday, I passed by a few ski areas along the way, one I have not skied yet but someday hoping to, Shawnee Peak located outside of Bridgton, ME and one I have skied, Black Mountain in Jackson, NH. The time I did ski Black Mountain it was March 2016 the year of very little snow. When I was there, only half the width of many trails were covered and the rest was totally brown. I wanted to get a full on photo of Black Mountain, but I could not find a decent place or opening to take one. I did however drive by the defunct Mount Tyrol Ski Area trying to find a spot. No photos unfortunately as for one the chalet and been turned into a private residence and again no decent location to take any photos of the mountain.

Shawnee Peak, ME with Moose Lake in front.

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A few shots of Black Mountain, NH.

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An old Beginners slope at Black Mountain (below). This lift you see was once what they called a shovel handle tow. Looked like a shovel handle dangling from the haul cable like what a t-bar or pomalift would be but would hang just a bit higher and you would hang on to the shovel handle to be  hauled up the hill. Not 100% sure if this lift is still used or not.

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I would think Shawnee would be worth the trip but I wouldn't make a day trip out of it even being located out of the Sherbrooke area myself. A bit of a drive but a stay over in North Conway would make it a nice overnighter or a two night stay and do a combo of Shawnee and nearby Cranmore in town. You have Black Mountain, Attitash, Wildcat, King Pine, and Bretton Woods as other options as well within a half hour of North Conway. I am hoping to get to at least one of them this winter.

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I used to go out during the summer and take pictures of the ski mountains as they hibernated. This gives me the urge to get out again soon. Thanks for sharing Paul. I concur that Shawnee looks like an interesting trip to do.

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Just got back home earlier this week from a trip to the Gaspé region of Quebec and along the way passed by a few more ski areas. 

The trails at Mont Farlagne - Edmundston, NB

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Mont Restigouche - Pointe à La Croix, QC. Across the river from Campbellton, NB. This ski area has been closed since 2006. These are the trails on the upper side of the hill.

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Le Petit Chamonix - Matapedia, QC.

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