SKOWHEGAN, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- After five years, a winter recreation destination in Skowhegan is finally offering skiing and snowboarding again in a limited capacity.
Since it was purchased and reopened in 2007, Eaton Mountain has been a popular place to snow tube, but hasn't been able to offer skiing due to a broken chair lift. Over the summer, the staff added smaller rope tows to the mountain which allowed them to bring back beginner lessons and small area skiing and snowboarding along with rentals and passes. According to the president of Eaton Mountain, it's a soft opening to a bigger long term plan.
"It's some relief to see it finally going. This season is kind of just a gradual start, we haven't tried to promise too much, it's just been 'get the doors open, get it going,'" said David Beers, president of Eaton Mountain.
Beers said the next step in the process is to raise the money to repair the chair lift and open the rest of mountain up to skiing and snowboarding across all experience levels. For more information, click here.