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Ski resorts welcome weather | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Ski resorts welcome weather | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.

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Sugarloaf unveils plans to double size of ski slopes | Bangor Daily News

Sugarloaf ski resort expansion to Burnt Mountain.

Sugarloaf ski resort expansion to Burnt Mountain.

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine – Sugarloaf Mountain is celebrating its 60th anniversary as a ski resort and thousands call Maine’s second highest peak their home mountain. For as long as skiers have hit the slopes there, they’ve looked longingly to the east and wondered “what if?”

What if the neighboring mountain was open to skiing, too?

“We’ve been talking about Burnt Mountain for 59 1/2 years,” Sugarloaf General Manager John Diller said at a Tuesday press conference.

The talking is over.

Click for the rest of this story by John Holyoke in the Bangor Daily News.

‘The County’ lands another World Cup stop | Bangor Daily News

AUGUSTA, Maine — Aroostook County has been selected to host both North American stops of the 2011 Biathlon World Cup, an event that draws Olympians and other top athletes from around the globe.

Fort Kent’s 10th Mountain Lodge had already been selected as one of the nine sites for the Biathlon World Cup, which combines cross country skiing with rifle marksmanship.

But on Tuesday, the International Biathlon Union announced that the second North American stop would be held at the Nordic Heritage Center in Presque Isle during the first week of February.

The back-to-back stops on the World Cup circuit mean that Aroostook County will have roughly 10 days in the limelight in an event that draws tens of thousands of spectators, not to mention tens of millions of television viewers in Europe.

Click on the link for the rest of Kevin Miller’s story in the Bangor Daily News.