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Ski resort could be coming to Moosehead Lake region

The talk of Pisquatis County is the potential of the Big Squaw Mountain Ski Resort being purchased and re-opened.

GREENVILLE, Maine — There's potential for another Maine ski resort to open up here in Maine. This time in the Moosehead Lake region.

Big Squaw Mountain closed in 2004, but in 2010 folks in town got the base of the mountain re-opened for skiing. Now, real estate developers are in the very early stages of looking at re-opening the mountain, and potentially bringing hotels and other businesses to town.

The region's chamber of commerce, Destination Moosehead officials say this would be huge for the area, especially this time of year.

"The winter season here can be wonderful or it can be challenging and this year it has been a little bit challenging because of the lack of snow and the lake has not completely frozen over yet so snowmobilers who love to come here for the miles and miles of snowmobile trails are not able to," Grace Bardsley from Destination Moosehead said.

She added that there has been talk of others buying the former Squaw Mountain in the past so many people aren't getting their hopes up, but they're excited for the possibility to bring more winter tourism to the Mooshead Area.