Big Rock Maine 2-11-15

I had heard from another forum member earlier in the season that Big Rock is a nice little hill. Then a couple of weeks ago I see Loafskier's Trip Report and my interest was further peaked. I actually had to cancel business in Boston this week and head to Northern Maine because of weather. How often does that happen? So, I decided to pack my skis. I got lucky and my afternoon appointment in Presque Isle was cancelled, so after I finished up my appointment in Fort Kent at 1PM, I made a beeline for Mars Hill.

It goes without saying, but Northern Maine is a big ass place. Mars Hill is a solid 150 miles North of Bangor and 75 miles South of Fort Kent. I covered all that plus a side stop in Millinocket. There's a whole lot of nothing up there, except for some amazing views when you get breaks in the giant paper company forests.

Mount Katahdin:

I pulled up to Big Rock shortly before 3. They operate from 3-8 on Wednesday and lift tickets are only $5!!

Booted up in the Lodge next to their quaint little Bar

View of the old school lodge from the Chair

Mountain faces completely West, which makes it a great place to ski in the afternoon with views probably 75 miles to the West all the way to Katahdin.

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