Eaton Mountain, a small family-oriented ski area located in Skowhegan, ME, announced this week that they will NOT be opening this upcoming winter. In a post on their website, President David S. Beers said:
Dear Eaton Mountain Friends:
I regret that I must inform you that Eaton Mountain will not be operating for the coming 2019-20 winter season. I realize this will be a big disappointment to our many loyal customers who keep coming back to make great wintertime memories here.
Over the past few years, I have had to face several personal and business-related challenges and it is now necessary to take a year off in order to reposition the business so we can operate from a more solid footing and expand & improve upon what is already in place.
I want to stress that Eaton Mountain is not being closed permanently or liquidated. It is my intention to reopen next season and to continue with the ski area and snowtubing park as the primary focus of the business.
Thank you for your patience. I will post updates here and on Facebook as soon as there is information to share.
David S. Beers
President, Eaton Mountain
Eaton Mountain was purchased by the Beers family in November 2008. The mountain was closed for the 2008–09 winter ski season but reopened the following year.
The ski area consists of 5 Beginner trails (28%), 7 intermediate trails (39%) and 6 expert trails (33%) served by a double chairlift and a rope tow. It has over 50% snowmaking and over 50% night skiing, a terrain park, and a tubing hill on over 622-feet of vertical drop.