Skiers Hit Maine Slopes In 2020-2021 Season As Pandemic Pushed People To Get Outside
"People really wanted to ski," Sugarloaf spokesman Ethan Austin said. "They didn't want this to be one of the things the pandemic took away from them."
Greg Luetje had 70-year-olds in Mt. Abram’s learn to ski program this winter.
“Part of it is COVID, for sure,” Luetje, the mountain’s general manager, said. “People feeling like they need to get outside and want to get outside.” When he heard about the first-time senior skiers, “It’s like, wow, that is amazing.”
It’s been a wow winter.
Despite having to plan around pandemic restrictions, then being deluged with Christmas rain, ski resort officials across Western Maine said Monday that the season has been better than expected, and for many, remarkably, even better than last year.