Mt Abram to upgrade snowmaking system
Ski area awarded Maine Efficiency Incentive Grant
GREENWOOD, ME- August 5, 2014. Mt Abram is taking a huge step toward ensuring a sustainable future by renovating its water pumping capacity and snowmakinginfrastructure. The new system will quadruple the uphill water capacity and pressure, giving the ski area a new level of dependable, quality snow conditions. This renovation is one of the largest mountain capital improvements at Mt Abram over the last 15 years.
“We are extremely excited to bring forward a consistent high-quality, affordable skiing experience to our local communities. Our new system will ensure that we are able to open our mountain with more trails by mid-December and allow us to rebound faster from challenging weather events,” said Dave Scanlan, Mt. Abram’s general manager. “This shows our guests that we are committed to upgrading the skiing and riding experience. Having the ability to move more water onto the mountain will also allow us to revisit our terrain park options as well as looking at expanding snowmaking onto additional slopes in the future. ”
To help with some of the capital needs, Mt Abram has been awarded an Efficiency Incentive Grant. The money will be used for the installation of two variable speed drives on the new pumphouse. The grant is part of the Efficiency Maine Business Program.
Work on the new pump house will start this month and is expected to be completed in time for the upcoming season.