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History

Located in the shadow of Sunday River, Mt. Abram features classic New England skiing.

Information courtesy of https://www.newenglandskihistory.com/Maine/mtabram.php

Early Years when it began:
Locals logging brothers Norton, Stuart, and Donald Cross began developing a ski area on the northeastern slope of Mt. Abram in the spring of 1960. Two slopes were cleared for the debut season, served by a 1,000 foot T-Bar. In addition to skiing, skating and tobogganing were also offered. Mt. Abram opened on December 11, 1960 and was formally dedicated that Christmas Eve.

 

Mt. Abram 60th Anniversary Exhibit Open

Bethel, ME…The Maine Ski and Snowboard Museum is hosting an exhibit celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Cross Brothers founding of Mt. Abram.  The exhibit, located at the Robinson House of the Museums of the Bethel Historical Society, will be open select Saturdays in December and most days Tuesday-Friday from 10 am to 3 pm. Visitors are asked to call 207-824-2908 before arrival and follow COVID-19 protocols.

The exhibit features photographs of the area’s development from the winter of 1960-61 through today.  Event posters and old trail maps are of special interest. The exhibit is made possible through support from the Mt. Abram Ski Club and the Friends of Mt. Abram.  Ski Journalist, Dave Irons’ book “The History of Mt. Abram, Maine’s Family Ski Area” will be available in late December.

Listen to an interview with Lainey and Steve Cross about their family’s early days at Mt. Abram.