The western Maine ski area continues to grow after being rescued from closure two years ago.
Monday, November 6, 2017, NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com
Just two years removed from near-closure, Lost Valley is once again investing in improvements.
According to the Portland Press Herald, three new trails are set to be added to the small Western Maine area this season. One of the trails, the expert Coyote, will be located on the lift line of the soon-to-be-removed T-Bar on the east side of the area. The new trails will not initially feature snowmaking.
The 2016-17 Lost Valley Trail Map showing the unmarked Coyote trail
In as soon as a year, the new Coyote trail could be served by a triple chairlift, as Lost Valley acquired the Borvig formerly located on Spruce Peak at Sunday River.
Meanwhile, Lost Valley Brewing is being set up in the basement of the lodge, with future plans to open a full brew pub.
Located in Auburn, Maine, Lost Valley has been in operation since the 1961-62 season. Co-founder Otto Wallingford used Lost Valley as a place to develop snowmaking and grooming technology, prior to selling his stake in the area in the 1980s.
The area nearly shut down in 2014 due to mounting losses. In the fall of 2015, Aerial NDT Inspection, Inc. President Scott Shanaman purchased Lost Valley and has subsequently stabilized the area. Lost Valley enjoyed its longest operating season in years in 2016-17, closing on April 2. Lost Valley Racing Club President John Herrick was recently named the new General Manager of the ski area.