"News" piece on a $7 million proposal by former Sugarloaf USA president Larry Wa
"News" piece on a $7 million proposal by former Sugarloaf USA president Larry Warren that would establish an engineered winter ski trail in Maine's Bigelow Preserve along a 180-mile stretch of the Appalachian Trail from Newry to Rockwood. The hut-and-trail system would provide a first-of-its-kind recreational opportunity in Maine. Trail acquisition and development would cost an estimated $2.5 million, and the huts, $5.5 million, or $450,000 each. But opponents contend the structures are not "no-frills huts" but 5,500-square-foot "hotels," and are cautioning L.L. Bean and Outward Bound against supporting the proposal. Warren expects construction of the first two huts, which would include cooked meals, berths for up to 40 people and hot showers, to start this spring.
Appalachian Trail, Bigelow Preserve, Skis and skiing
Austin, Phyllis, ""News" piece on a $7 million proposal by former Sugarloaf USA president Larry Wa" (2002). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 5909.