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The Victoria Inn $799,000

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Beautiful Historic Inn $649,000

The Pines Condos $279,000+

Beautiful Village Home $569,000

Commercial - Bethel $549,000 SIMILAR TO BE BUILT

Commercial Building $499,000

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South Pond Access $450,000

Powder Ridge Chalet $394,500

Commercial & Residential $365,000

NEW! Bethel Chalet $364,500

4 Bedroom Chalet $359,000

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Paradise Road Chalet $229,000

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Log Sided Chalet $220,000

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Bethel Village Condo $154,900

Cascades Condo $92,000

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Come take in the beautiful scenery in the western mountains of Maine!

Whether it’s an overnight or a day visit, experience our classic New England Resort ❖Country elegant resort accommodations

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Fine dining in a comfortable atmosphere with 10 entrees from fresh Maine Lobster to Prime Rib. Ask about our Holiday Buffets & Wine Dinner Specials.

❖Casual Dining at The Millbrook Tavern and Grille Lunch, dinner & open late for cocktails, the Tavern offers casual dining at its best! Live weekend entertainment, casual and family friendly.

❖Over 200 acres of resort activities

40km Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Center, Health Club, Heated Outdoor Pool, Fitness Center and Spa Services

Within a short drive of the village, with its array of restaurants, shops and cultural venues, the visitor can find not only world-class alpine skiing, but winter activities as diverse as dogsledding, snowshoeing, ice fishing and cross-country skiing. The Newry and Bethel area is also the site of some of the most impressive scenery in western Maine with the surrounding Mahoosuc Range and the White Mountains of New Hampshire only a few miles away. Grafton Notch State Park is a popular destination for snowshoeing and ice climbing during the winter, and is also the home of Old Speck, the third highest mountain in Maine. We hope the following pages will give you a sense of the wide variety of winter experiences that await you in this beautiful and friendly part of the world, and provide you with useful contact and other information during your stay here.

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Sunday River’s Eight Mountain Peaks Sunday River consists of 135 trails spread across eight interconnected mountain peaks: White Cap, Locke Mountain, Barker Mountain, Spruce Peak, North Peak, Aurora Peak, Oz, and Jordan Bowl, ranging up to 3,150 feet in elevation, with vertical drops of as much as 1,600 feet. Skiers of all abilities can find terrain to their liking. Boundary-to-Boundary Skiing & Snowboarding Sunday River offers 870 acres of developed trails and

glades; however within the boundaries of the resort’s ski area, you’ll find nearly 2,000 acres of terrain to explore. With boundary-to-boundary access, guests are allowed to ski anywhere within the boundary of the resort with the exception of trails or areas marked as closed. Terrain Parks Sunday River includes seven terrain parks for every level from beginner to advanced: T72, the resort’s dedicated 15-acre super park featuring

an insane jump line and home to the halfpipe and jib park; Superpipe, located parallel to T72’s jump line, is the longest in the east; Jib Park, a large rail garden; 3D, a medium-sized park with jumps in the upper section and a collection of jibs and jumps along the center and lower sections; Flow State, a family-friendly boardercross; Who-Ville, a fun park geared toward children and families, complete with super small jump lines and beginner boxes; Wonderland, a start park, built only with extra small snow features to teach beginners terrain park safety. Chairlifts Sunday River has 14 lifts, including a hybrid chairlift/ gondola called the Chondola, four high-speed detachable quads, five fixed-grip quads, two triples, one double, and one surface lift for an uphill capacity of approximately 28,000 passengers per hour.

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Snowfall/Snowmaking Sunday River averages over 167 inches (14 feet) of natural snowfall each year and has one of the most advanced, comprehensive snowmaking systems on the planet, covering 90 percent of the resort’s non-gladed terrain. Sunday River owns and operates 2,000 snowguns with the capacity to pump 8,100 gallons of water each minute. Perfect Turn Ski and Snowboard School From learn-to lessons to refresher clinics, Sunday River’s Perfect Turn Ski and Snowboard School is a leader in teaching the skills necessary to have fun out on the slopes. Offering group and private clinics daily for all ages and all abilities, as well as a variety of seasonal programs, Perfect Turn offers something for everyone. Shops, Demos, and Rentals Sunday River’s main rental shop is located in the South Ridge Lodge and offers an extensive product selection and inventory to accommo-


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date both adults and children. The Children’s Rental Shop is adjacent to South Ridge Lodge in the Perfect Turn Children’s Center. Guests will find high-performance demos available out of Sunday River Sports in South Ridge. Dining Sunday River offers a wide variety of dining options at its restaurants, cafes and cafeterias, including its new Mountain Room at the resort’s mid-mountain Peak Lodge. Lodging Sunday River owns two slopeside hotels, hundreds of slopeside condos, and a cozy inn. Someday Bigger Day Care Sunday River offers on-site day care for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years. Full and halfday child care is also available. For more details about Sunday River, go to Sunday River is a member of the Boyne Resorts family of resorts and attractions. Photo: Sunday River Resort

Ballet • Ballroom • Latin • Tap • Jazz Modern • Belly Dancing • Aikido Children’s Creative Movement • Yoga Fitness Training • Zumba • Nia & more Call Nan Brett for information on classes, workshops, functions and performances.

What’s new at Sunday River Resort New Spruce Peak Chairlift

Sunday River Resort will install a new three-person chairlift on Spruce Peak and is currently building a new top terminal on Locke Mountain. Both the new chairlift and top terminal are manufactured by Doppelmayr USA, Inc. The top terminal on Locke Mountain was expected to open in November, while a construction timeline for the new Spruce Peak Triple chairlift is still being determined, and will depend on several factors, including Doppelmayr’s engineering plan for the new chairlift. The engineering plan is for a $2.1 million dollar Doppelmayr fixed-grip three-passenger chairlift to be built in the same location as the original Spruce Peak Triple. And like the original, the new Spruce Peak Triple will use a conveyor system to help load passengers onto the chairlift. Passenger ride time is expected to improve from 12 minutes to 10 minutes. During the replacement interim, Spruce Peak terrain will open as conditions allow and can be accessed before the replacement lift is complete and operating by the Aurora Peak Quad to Borealis and Sirius trails.

Snowmaking and Snow Grooming Upgrades

Sunday River’s snowmakers were named by Ski Area Management Magazine as the 2016 recipient of the HKD I Am A Snowmaker Award, after one of the worst winters on record in New England. This winter Sunday River is investing in new and replacement equipment for the coming season, is renovating its existing pumphouse, and is purchasing two new Pistenbully snowcats. By numbers, Sunday River boasts over 2,000 snowguns, 80 miles of snowmaking pipe, 30 miles of snowmaking hose, 2,200 hydrant stations, and has invested over $7 million in snowmaking equipment in the last decade alone. The two new snowcats will join the resort’s pride to keep man-made and natural snow conditions prime across all eight peaks from the resort’s earliest opening in October to its latest last day in May.

The New Mountain Room by Chef Harding Lee Smith

Through a new partnership with Maine restauranteur Chef Harding Lee Smith, Sunday River will transform overflow seating space in its mid-mountain Peak Lodge on North Peak to house The Mountain Room at Sunday River. Phase one of The

Mountain Room will include a 20-person bar where signature drinks like Smith’s ode to Sunday River, the Happy Place Found—a concoction of top shelf bourbon, blueberry jam, banana, rosemary, and soda water—will be served alongside an extensive menu of cocktails, craft brews, and a short menu of appetizers. Phase two of The Mountain Room, to be completed for the 2017-18 season, will include finalizing the entire restaurant space to open for lunch and dinner. The Mountain Room at Sunday River joins Chef Smith’s collection of restaurants known as The Rooms Restaurants: The Front Room, The Corner Room, The Grill Room, and Boone’s. The Mountain Room is Smith’s only restaurant located at a ski resort and not in Portland, Maine.

Food Trucks Continue to Flock to the Slopes

Skiers and riders will be happy to hear that the Mainely Meatball food truck will again park itself at the base of the resort’s Jordan Bowl for the 2016-17 season. Maine-ly Meatballs offers classic beef, pork, and veggie meatballs to skiers on the go. In the South Ridge base area, newcomer The SaltBox Café—Maine’s only tiny house food truck on wheels— will deliver weekend made to

order specials like their French toast croissant and made to order breakfast sandwiches and burritos, for looking for a quick bite before hitting the slopes.

Fashion and Function

Guests at the Jordan Hotel are in for a treat thanks to a new space being created for a branded retail store (brand to be determined), ski and snowboard rentals, and ski and snowboard check. Located on the second floor of the Jordan Hotel, this new space will transform the guest experience by creating a more efficient rental and ski-check process, in a more convenient location. Additionally, the branded retail store will carry a top of the line name, to be announced at a later date. The new space will open before the Christmas holiday.

Snow Cap Inn Welcomes Dogs

New this winter, Sunday River’s Snow Cap Inn will welcome

guests and their canine friends, thanks to six dedicated dogfriendly rooms. Located a short walk from the resort’s slopes, the Snow Cap Inn features 70 guest rooms with two queen beds at affordable rates. All dog guests will be given a treat at check-in, and are welcome to stay in their owner’s room while the owner is out playing.

Goodbye Chili, Hello Brisket

Sunday River will retire its popular springtime Chili Cookoff event and welcome in its firstever inaugural Brisket Derby in its place. To coincide with the resort’s annual Firefighters’ Race, the Brisket Derby will showcase the area’s best BBQ alongside some of the Maine’s most talented skiing firemen and women. Proceeds from the Brisket Derby and Firefighters’ Race benefit the Sunday River Community Fund. Photo: Sunday River Resort

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Mt. Abram: Winter fun for over 50 years For more than 50 years, Mt. Abram has been one of Maine’s premiere learn-toski areas. While retaining its old school vibe of fun and friendliness, Mt. Abram has stayed true to its roots. The ski area is comprised of 1,150 vertical feet, 5 lifts, 51 trails and 2 base lodges. There is terrain for all ability levels, including the Westside, with a separate base lodge and an expanded heated pavilion, chairlift, magic carpet and lessons

available for families. The Main Lodge is home to the best après parties in New England. Cruise into Loose Boots Lounge for live music, wine tasting, great beer and tasty food. Mt. Abram is constantly working to improve snow-making capacity, while expanding the existing trail network to improve the quality of the slopes. Mt. Abram has several signature events each season including a full moon

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hike, the Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge, Wild West Fest, White Grass Festival and New England Tele Fest and more. Check the website for updates, and follow Mt. Abram Ski Area on Facebook and Instagram to stay current. Mt. Abram prides itself on sustainability initiatives. It is the second ski area in North America to install E/V chargers. Mt. Abram won the 2012 Golden Eagle Award for Environ-

mental Excellence and recently installed 802 solar panels to offset the energy expenditure that facilitates their snowmaking. Airless snow-making technology has been installed to enhance the quality of snow that is produced and operates more efficiently than standard snow-making equipment. This next-level technology saves money, produces high-quality snow, and guarantees

skiing and snowboarding regardless of natural snowfall. Mt. Abram is open Thursdays through Sundays, and all week during vacation weeks. If you are looking for a non-pretentious, authentic ski & snowboard experience, we will see you at Mt. Abram. For more information, call (207) 875-5000 or visit Photo: Mt. Abram

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Get out and explore! There’s no better way to enjoy the beauty of the snowy Maine woods and fields than on a pair of crosscountry skis or snowshoes. The Bethel region provides many choices of terrain. Carter’s Cross Country Ski Center Carter’s is located on the Intervale Road in Bethel, 3.5 miles from Route 26. The center offers a mix of gentle scenic terrain along the banks of the Androscoggin River on the west side of the road, along with more advanced and challenging trails that head up Farwell Mountain to the east. The entire Presidential and Mahoosuc ranges can be seen from the eastern trails. There are 60 kilometers of trails, 40 of which are groomed for skating and classical. The rest are groomed for a 500-acre backcountry experience on the mountain. They also have some more challenging ungroomed terrain for the avid backcountry skier or snowshoer. The large proportion of north-facing trails at higher elevations (up to 1,700

feet) ensure more consistent snow throughout the season. Skiers may also take a break in a yurt-style warming hut, or rest and relax with family and friends at one of the many rustic cabins, located right on the trail system. Carter’s has a fullyequipped cross-country ski shop offering a full line of retail items, including backcountry, touring and racing skis, as well as snowshoes. They also offer rentals and lessons. Carter’s also has a beautiful “Great Room” on the second floor of the ski shop, with cathedral ceiling and many windows. In this room is an extensive collection of unique cross country wood skis dating back 100 years to the great Norwegians. Skiers and snowshoers can also enjoy hot drinks and soups before or after hitting the trails. Carter’s also has rooms to rent in the lodge as well as off-grid cabins to ski into. They’ll start the fire and get the cabin all warmed up for guests, and even bring water to the cabins. Families

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have a great time bonding without TV and computers. (Most phones work well up on the mountain.) Opening day is expected to be in early December (207) 824-3880. Carter’s also operates a 20-kilometer cross-country center, and one of New England’s best-equipped cross-country ski shops, at their Route 26 farm in Oxford, about 45 minutes south of Bethel. (207) 5394848; Bethel Nordic Ski Center at The Bethel Inn Resort Located downtown, the Bethel Nordic Ski Center is a classic New England crosscountry ski center located at The Bethel Inn Resort, in the heart of Bethel. The Nordic Center offers 35 kilometers of cross-country ski and snowshoe trails. Exquisitely tracked and affording full skate lanes, the trails are fun and enjoyable. The terrain varies from wooded trails in mature white pines to sunny fields with views of the Mahoosuc mountain range. Back for 2017 – Fat Tire Bike Rentals… explore the trails in a whole new way.

Visit the website for events, demos & more… The Ski Center has a fullservice ski shop with retail and rental equipment featuring Fischer cruising skis and Tubbs snowshoes. Ski lessons are available daily, taught by PSIA certified ski instructors. Just steps from the Nordic Center, the family friendly Millbrook Tavern & Grille offers a perfect spot for lunch, dinner, or relaxing après-ski. The center is open

daily from mid-December well into the end of March. For more information and winter events, contact the Bethel Nordic Ski Center at (207) 824-6276 and, and The Bethel Inn Resort at (207) 824-2175 and

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“The kids call her name from the lift,” said Greg Schneider. Schneider, of Plympton, Mass., has been a member of the Ski Patrol at Sunday River Resort for 25 years. His patrol partner, Sonja, has only been at it for two seasons. But at 2 years old, she might be making the most visible impact of anyone who wears the patrol logo. Sonja, a very friendly golden retriever, is the first canine member of the Sunday River patrol. She is the fourth golden Schneider has had. He did field trials work with Sonja’s predecessor, and over the years he has spent time studying pedigrees. When it came time three years ago to choose a new dog, he looked for one that had a working heritage, such as in hunting and search and rescue. He found Sonja in British Columbia. That fall, he brought his new puppy to Sunday River’s Fall Festival. “It was amazing the number of people who came up and talked to us,” he said. He wondered if there might be a job for Sonja at Sunday River. He knew that in the Western U.S. dogs are trained by Ski Patrol for search and rescue in avalanche areas. Although that is not much of a

risk in the East, Schneider thought there might still be a role for his dog to play on the patrol, as an “ambassador.” So he began teaching her to be comfortable around crowds, skis and ski boots, as well to acclimate to being outside most of the day. And there was also general obedience training. The next step was getting her comfortable with riding the lift. “We started with the gondola,” he said, to make her feel the most secure. She then graduated to the open chairs, which Schneider said went relatively easily. Through all of this Sonja began serving her ambassadorial role. Skiers quickly took to her, and for Schneider, Sonja served as a good ice breaker to start a conversation, if needed, about ski safety. The pair also stopped in the “slow zones,” and waited

for people to approach them. “We had some amazing guest contacts,” he said. Kids, he said, wanted to come up and “get a good hug from her.” Sonja now enjoys riding the lift and looking down at everyone, anticipating getting to the top, running on the trails and greeting more people. How she negotiates the trails depends on how crowded they are, Schneider said. Sometimes she is on a long lead and runs ahead of him. Sometimes he has her sit and stay while he goes a little way ahead, then motions to her to come. Then there’s the carry. “I ski down carrying her over my shoulder,” he said. Sonja weighs about 50 pounds. In addition to her role as ambassador, Sonja also sometimes plays the role of comforter to an injured skier,

sitting nearby as the patrollers assist. “We’ve had some very good feedback,” said Schneider. He said a relative of a child who was injured in Sonja’s first season “stopped me this year and said how great it had been to have Sonja there.” The canine patroller is also learning another skill – tracking. “Someone goes out in the woods and gets lost for us,” he said. “She’ll go and run the track and find them.” It’s part of a separate training program for her to be certified as a search dog. Schneider said time will tell whether there might be a job for her in that area. Sonja is also a You Tube star. She was filmed last year on the slopes at Sunday River, and she also did her own filming with a Go-Pro camera. Search “Sunday River ski patrol dog” on You Tube to find her.

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Come explore Bethel’s local history Visitors looking for the “real” New England experience need look no further than Bethel village with its clusters of classic buildings, white church steeples, and tree-shaded streets. The Museums of the Bethel Historical Society on Broad Street provide visitors with a doorway to the region’s past. The Bethel Historical Society collects, preserves, displays and interprets the history of western Maine and the White Mountain region of Maine and New Hampshire through exhibits, lectures, events, and publications. The Museums of the Bethel Historical Society feature eight exhibit galleries and nine period

rooms spread throughout two buildings—the 1821 O’Neil Robinson House and the 1813 Dr. Moses Mason House. On site, as well, are an extensive library and archival collection of books, manuscripts and photographs, plus thousands of historic objects that tell the story of the town of Bethel and surrounding region. Throughout the year, the organization provides a full schedule of high quality events for people of all ages. (Visit for up-to-date information on events and exhibit offerings.) Overlooking the historic Bethel Hill common next to the Bethel Library, the Robinson House is a grand

Italianate residence displaying the “connected farm” type of architecture. Regularly changing exhibits, a well-stocked Museum Shop and the society’s administrative offices are located here. The Mason House, the oldest structure in the village, features a series of fully-furnished period rooms and two floors of Rufus Porter School murals that provide insight into how a prominent Bethel couple lived during the first half of the 19th century. Also located in this building (until the summer of 2017) are the society’s research library and a spacious exhibit hall, where special summer

displays are offered during July and August and which is used at other times for lectures and other programs. The Museums of the Bethel Historical Society are open year-round, Tuesday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; also Saturday, 1 - 4 pm, during July and August. The Museums are closed Sunday and Monday, and Nov. 1 through Thanksgiving Day. During July and August (and by appointment at other times), the nine-room

period house museum is open for guided tours, and, as always, a wide variety of items associated with the region’s past are always available in the Museum Shop and online. For more information, go to, call 207-824-2908 /800-8242910, or visit the Museums of the Bethel Historical Society on Facebook. Photo: Bethel Historical Society

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The Mountains of Maine: Skiing in the Pine Tree State A passion for skiing and a passion for history are combined in an exhibit that is on display all winter in Bethel. The Museums of the Bethel Historical Society have a passion for preserving and showcasing the past. The Ski Museum of Maine and the New England Ski Museum share a passion for the history of our region’s No. 1 winter sport. The three organizations have teamed up to present “The Mountains of Maine: Skiing in the Pine Tree State,” which is on display through May at the Museums of the Bethel Historical Society. The core of the exhibit is on loan from the New England Ski Museum, and it was open to the public in Franconia, New Hampshire, during the 2015-2016

season. It comprises about 60 photographs taken from its own collections and borrowed from others. It covers most of Maine skiing history, from the arrival of the first Swedish immigrants in Aroostook County in the late 1800s, and the narrative continues into the modern era. The principal focus of the photo collection is the development of commercial and non-profit ski areas both large and small. Many of these ski hills, particularly the smallest ones, disappeared decades ago, but others, such as Sunday River, Mount Abram, Black Mountain of Maine, and Shawnee Peak, remain important to our state’s skiing lifestyle. The Ski Museum of Maine has provided artifacts and photos, assembled by curator Scott

Andrews. A collection of skis and snowboards that were manufactured in Maine occupies the center of one room. Some of these were made in Oxford County in the early years of the 20th century, while others were crafted by some of the state’s “boutique” builders -- some within the past few months. Two historical maps are also on display, one created by Andrews and the other by Jared Marshall, a student at Fryeburg Academy. Ski Museum president Wende Gray notes that the exhibit is the latest of a series of collaborations between the Ski Museum of Maine and the Museums of the Bethel Historical Society. The Ski Museum seeks to broaden its programming and support in the

A short rope tow on the eastern side of Jockey Cap, a tiny hill in Fryeburg, was Maine’s first ski lift. It opened in January of 1936 and proved popular for a couple of years before falling out of favor. This image is part of “The Mountains of Maine: Skiing in the Pine Tree State” exhibit now on view at the Museums of the Bethel Historical Society. (Courtesy Maine Historical Society)

Bethel area, with the goal of adding a permanent branch within a few years, she adds. The Bethel Historical Society is currently marking its 50th anniversary, and executive director Randall Bennett notes that because skiing is such an important part of the region’s social and economic landscape, it’s very fitting that this exhibit will be on view in Bethel for 2016-2017. Andrews concurs. “Skiing has been part of the Maine way of life since the late 1800s, offering rec-

reation and competition to both residents and visitors,” he says. “Our museum’s objective is to feed the passion of Maine skiers and to illustrate the significance of our sport to our state’s lifestyle and economy.” The collaborative exhibit runs through May of 2017 and is on view at the Robinson House (10 Broad Street) Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday, and Nov. 1 through Thanksgiving Day. Admission by donation.

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offers two “gems” to keep young and old entertained. The Western Maine region is legendary for its gems and minerals. With a Preview Gallery, Museum Store and MP2 Research Laboratory open, the Maine Mineral & Gem Museum, located on Main Street in Bethel, welcomes visitors from near and far to celebrate the significance of mineral and gem mining, the lapidary arts, geology and related sciences and the great traditions of the people who bring them alive. Minerals, faceted gemstones and jewelry, books and museum-themed clothing are all offered for sale in the store.

For more information go to to A gem of another sort is The Gem Theater, showing new releases and offering regular evening and matinee screenings of the latest Hollywood action, adventure, comedy, and family films. Three different movies are typically offered each week. Besides two theaters with digital projection (seating audiences of up to 204 and 108), a smaller, 78seat theater is equipped to show older movies or films that are released straight to Blu-ray. For more information, go to or look for The Gem on Facebook.

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friends and families. Restauurdays at 4 p.m., and regional After a day on the snow, rant offerings range from pub acts on Saturday nights at 9 there’s still plenty of entertainfare to entree selections, with p.m. ment for families and singles everything made from scratch. The Jolly Drayman Engalike in the Bethel area. Here are Live après music most Saturlish Pub at the Briar Lea Inn, some of the options. days and many special events. 150 Mayville Road (Route 2). The Millbrook Tavern Check the website and be sure Recognized by Yankee Magaand Grille, downstairs at The to follow Mt. Abram Ski Area on zine’s “Best of New England.” Bethel Inn Resort, is the perfect Facebook and Instagram to stay AAA Approved. The Jolly Drayplace to unwind after a long current. man offers Classic Pub Food, day on the slopes and offers At Sunday River the party as well as British and Indian comfortable, casual dining at continues long after the sun dishes. A unique selection of its best. The Tavern offers a sets. The resort offers night draft and bottled beers with a daily Happy Hour with $2 drafts skiing based out of South Ridge full bar is also available. Come and half price appetizers plus Lodge on mid-winter Fridays, in and relax in the evenings – nightly dinner specials, with an Saturdays and select holiday there’s an assortment of games extensive menu of lighter fare, nights. The resort also schedpizza, and hearty dinner entrees and cards to entertain you and ules fireworks throughout the your friends. Thursday and including Prime Rib and fresh season, that are best viewed Saturdays, all the Fish n’ Chips Maine Lobster. Every Thursday from the South Ridge base area you can eat. Pull up a pint and is Mexican Night with authentic or the deck of the lodge’s Foggy a stool. A place where friends Mexican cuisine, margarita and Goggle bar and restaurant, meet friends, new and old. beer specials. The Tavern is which also happens to kicks off Have a drink by the fireplace. the perfect place to celebrate the après party each weekend Family friendly. Private parties a special occasion or birthday, with its Bud Light Entertainwelcome. Just five miles from with larger groups and families ment Series. Nearby, a lighted welcome. There’s live entertain- Sunday River. Open daily at 5 tubing and ice skating rink prop.m. (207) 824-4717, ment on Friday and Saturday vide ample late-night weekend evenings and holidays, from and holiday fun. Loose Boots Lounge and soloists to nationally recogFor families, The Black Restaurant at the Mt. Abram nized bands. Great food, big Diamond Family Entertainment screen HD TVs, pool table, video Base Lodge in Greenwood is Series offers special events open Thursday through Sunday game room and a comfortable throughout the winter, includduring the ski season. Loose friendly atmosphere awaits. ing magic shows and fire dancBoots Lounge is a great place (207) 824-2175 or ing performances. Other events for après ski gatherings and worth marking the calendar for offers a cozy atmosphere for Suds Pub, located under the Sudbury Inn on Main Street in Bethel, features live entertainment on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. A local favorite is “Hoot Night” on Thursdays, where musicians, led by Denny Breau, from near and far strut their stuff in an open-mike format. The pub has 29 different beers on tap. A lighter fare menu is also available, including pizza, burgers and salads. Take-out is offered. (207) 824-6558 or ................................................................................................ The Sunday River BrewThe Bethel Destination Wedding Florist ing Co. on Route 2 in Bethel, 207.514.3500 near the intersection of the Sunday River Road, offers live entertainment. There will be designsflorist BY JANET BLACK AIFD ................................................................................................ live acoustic entertainment year-round on Friday and Sat-


include Winterfest Weekend on Dec. 16-18, the second annual Chef Summit on Jan. 28, the new Brisket Derby on March 26, and Sunday River’s annual Spring Festival March 31-April1. All events provide great opportunities to get outside and in on some serious fun. Hungry for more? There are also several on-mountain dining (and drinking) options at Sunday River, including the resort’s popular restaurant Camp, which specializes in Maine comfort food done right, and the new Mountain Room bar located at the mid-mountain Peak Lodge. To make getting around easy, all on-mountain facilities, including lodging properties, restaurants, activities, and base lodges, are serviced by a complimentary shuttle service.

For more information on evening activities at Sunday River, visit at From mid-December through mid-March, The Bethel Inn Resort offers horse-drawn sleigh rides every Saturday and over holidays. Half-hour trips depart from The Bethel Inn Resort’s Millbrook Tavern & Grille starting at 5 p.m. Advanced reservations are required; please call (207) 824-2175 for more information and reservations. Larger groups and families welcome. Come early or stay for dinner, enjoy com-fortable fine dining in our Millbrook Terrace or the casual Millbrook Tavern & Grille. Make it an evening at The Inn, right in the heart of Bethel. Visit for more information. Photo: Sunday River Brewing Co.

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sandwiches and burritos. A lifelong Sunday River skier, Glatz has found a way to combine the best of a ski-bum lifestyle with gainful employment. Tough job market Glatz grew up in China, Maine. Following high school, he attended Southern Maine Community College and graduated with a two-year degree in culinary arts. After working for a while as a line cook, putting in long hours that included nights, weekends, and holidays, he realized that

commercial cooking in a restaurant was not for him. So he went in a different direction entirely. “My dad owned a residential heating oil business in China,” Glatz said. “When I turned 21, I obtained my commercial truck driving license and went to work for him.” Driving a truck meant better pay, benefits, and regular hours. After the 2008 recession prompted the closing of his father’s oil business, he got a job hauling chemicals for Brown Ship Services in Portland.

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An interest in environmental science led him to complete a B.A. in environmental policy and planning from the University of Southern Maine while driving a truck full-time for the ship chandlery. After finishing his degree, he spent over a year applying for jobs, even expanding his job search as far as Alaska. “Maine is a great, diverse place to live and explore, but it doesn’t offer a good job market for young people,” he said. Injuries he suffered in a 2014 accident, when his motorcycle was hit by a distracted driver, made the physical demands of his trucking job with the ship chandlery difficult. He continued to search for work in his field, but by the time another year had passed, he said, “I had had it with sending out applications and never hearing back.” He decided to give selfemployment a try. His background in culinary arts, a longtime interest in the tiny house concept, and a conversation with a friend, Nick Rofe, of Portland, inspired The Saltbox Cafe. Rofe, who had also tired of the tough local job market, had recently started his own contracting business, NQR Creative Designs and Home Solutions.

“This was his first tiny house project,” Glatz said. “He was pretty excited.” Working together, he and Rofe designed a fully equipped commercial kitchen on wheels. With the help of several other friends, and access to construction space in a warehouse belonging to Glatz’s former boss, they were able to build it from the ground up in just seven and a half weeks. Building on a trailer base that Glatz bought new, they used mainly recycled construction materials and lumber seconds purchased from Home Depot for 70 percent off. The SaltBox Cafe sign and outside counter were built of reclaimed flooring from a friend’s barn in Bridgton. Glatz searched for good deals on commercial cooking equipment and was able to locate almost everything he needed secondhand, including a refrigeration unit from the technical school at Oxford Hills. “I found the gas stove on Craigslist,” he said, indicating the gleaming commercial range with two large burners and generous griddle space. “It was a great deal, but it took me 22 hours of work to get it cleaned up.” The ventilated stove hood came from a Chinese restaurant in Portland. It was the wrong size for the space,

but Glatz was able to modify it with a metal grinder, then had a cap welded on to make it the right height. The cost, including welding and the installation of a fire-suppression system, was $700. If he had had to purchase the same equipment new, he said, it would have set him back about $6,000. Quality and value The decision to bring The SaltBox Cafe to the Sunday River Road for its inaugural season came about when Glatz recognized that it would be difficult to compete with sit-down restaurants in Portland in the wintertime. “I decided to bring it up here to Bethel, because

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sauces available, Glatz decided to create most of his own from scratch, from the tangy Memphis barbecue sauce on his pulled pork breakfast burritos and sandwiches to a house Dijon mayonnaise he whisks up on-site from fresh ingredients. When ski season ends, he relocates The SaltBox Cafe to Portland. The food truck is fully self-contained, with an RV pump and water tanks, a generator, and the gas range, so he can move it wherever he decides to go. Follow The SaltBox Cafe on Facebook, and look for him at Sunday River.

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Journeys in the White Mountain National Forest

The White Mountain National Forest offers countless opportunities for winter adventure, appealing to seasoned recreationists and novices alike. The nearly 800,000 acres of public land in the White Mountain National Forest is managed by the USDA Forest Service for multiple uses, providing recreation, timber, wildlife habitat, wilderness, and clean air and water. Wintertime in the forest provides unique scenery and a variety of recreational opportunities just south and west of Bethel. Hiking, Skiing, and Snowshoeing Several commercial cross-country and downhill ski areas operate on the White Mountain National Forest, offering services and convenience. For a more

primitive experience, the backcountry paths of Hayes Copp ski trails wind through Dolly Copp Campground on Route 16, south of Gorham, N.H. Miles of unplowed roads and trails throughout the forest provide solitude and challenge to skiers and snowshoers looking for a true backcountry experience. Winter is a special time of year in the forest, but requires travelers to plan ahead and prepare with the appropriate equipment for comfort and safety. Skis, snowshoes, or foot stabilizers may all be necessary for winter travel. Dress in layers, carry plenty of food and water, and be prepared for unexpected changes in weather. Visit http://www. to learn more about hiking safety. Seeking out a hiking group or

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located south of Bethel on Route 5 and near the state line on Route 2. Call Maine’s hotline for the latest snow conditions at (800) 880-SNOW. Camping Most White Mountain National forest campgrounds are closed for the winter; however, Barnes Field Campground on Route 16 south of Gorham, N.H. is open year-round and available Photo: USFS

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late fall to purchase a $5 permit. Don’t expect a perfectly groomed tree, but do expect to have a wonderful journey with your family that may even become an annual tradition. Winter on Mount Washington At 6,288 feet in elevation, the summit of Mount Washington is the highest point in the Northeast and the centerpiece of the White Mountain National Forest. Thousands of hikers and sightseers come each year for a hiking challenge, to experience Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines, to travel to the summit by road or rail, or simply to enjoy the natural beauty of the landscape. The winter environment on Mount Washington is severe and unforgiving. Major storm tracks converge at the summit, creating a frozen landscape for much of the year, with unpredictable and sudden changes in weather. It is not uncommon to see




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recreation, and the joy of winter fun. Visit http://www. to download your book today. Recreation Passes The White Mountain National Forest’s Recreation Fee Program allows us to maintain and improve many recreation sites on the Forest. Although this pass is not required at all locations, we encourage visitors to purchase a daily, weekly, or annual pass for a small fee. Passes can be purchased at all White Mountain National Forest Ranger Stations, and

at many vendors throughout New England. Call for details. Visitor Information Center For directions, trail guides, maps and specific information about winter recreation in the White Mountain National Forest, visit the Androscoggin Ranger District’s Visitor Center on Route 16, just 3 miles south of Gorham, NH, call (603) 466-2713, or visit http:// The Visitor Center hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, as well as some Saturdays. Photo: USFS

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Bethel: a snowmobile crossroads With more than 10,000 miles of officially maintained sledding trails that traverse New England’s biggest state, Maine is a top destination for visiting snowmobile enthusiasts. It’s all about the trails and the connections. Situated on the flat Androscoggin River Valley, surrounded by hills and mountains — Bethel is a natural crossroads. And snowmobile trails radiate in all directions. Any direction is ideal for one-day trips that cover 75 to 150 total miles, typical for most sledders. Trails leading north of Bethel reach the Rangeley Lakes region via a choice of interesting routes. These include Grafton Notch, one of the most attractive mountain passes in the state, as well as an abandoned railroad grade. Two principal routes lead south to the broad Saco River Valley, one following an attractive low-elevation route, while the other climbs through remote and spectacular Evans Notch, a dramatic mountain pass that straddles the Maine-New Hampshire boundary. West of Bethel is New Hampshire and the White Mountains, tallest in the Northeast, and the gateway communities of Gorham and North Conway. And the area’s amenities can’t be beat, including restaurants and motels with direct trail access and plenty of parking and maneuvering space for trailers. For more information on trails in the region go to

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A half-hour trip on the beautiful trails behind The Bethel Inn Resort. Trips run every half-hour, 5pm-7:30pm. $15 for ages 11 and up, $12 for ages 4-10, 3 and under free with an adult. 207-824-2175 x0 December: 17, 24, 25, 27, 29, 31 January: 7, 14, 21, 28 February: 4, 11, 14 (V-day), 81, 21, 23, 25 March: 4, 11, 18 Photo: Bethel Inn Resort

24-27: Thanksgiving Weekend at Sunday River; – Carve the best early season conditions in the East before digging into one of the many Thanksgiving feasts at restaurants at the resort. Demo Days Saturday and Sunday, with skis and snowboards of the season. 800-543-2754, www. 27: Bethel Rotary Club Breakfast at Gould Academy’s Ordway Dining Hall, Church Street. 7:30-11 a.m. All you can eat buffet to benefit scholarships

and community projects. Adults 48 in advance, $10 at door. Under 12 $5. 25: Annual Local Craft and Wares Fair; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Bethel Inn Resort’s Conference Center. Knit items, baskets, quilts & quilted items, handmade jewelry, jams, pickles, holiday decorations, paintings, fiber art, balsam products, and more. FMI: 207-824-2282. 25: Ski Museum’s Made in Maine Fireside Chat, 7-9 p.m. The story of Maine’s long history of manufacturing ski equipment, its demise in the late 20th century, and renaissance in the 21st century. At the Bethel Historical Society, Broad Street.

December 3: Christmas Tea & Fair, 1-4 p.m. at the West Parish Congregational Church, Church Street, Bethel. Refreshments and crafts. 3: Christmas at the Mason House; 3:30 to 6 p.m., Bethel Historical Society’s Moses Mason House, 14 Broad Street, Bethel. Music and refreshments in the Mason House period rooms decorated in traditional 19th Century style and illuminated by candles. FMI: 824-2908. 4: Santa Sunday at Sunday River; Celebrate the arrival of winter and the upcoming holiday season all while raising money for a good cause—the Sunday River Community Fund—with Sunday River’s very own Santa Sunday. Pre-registered Santas arrive in full attire to schuss down the slopes. Preregistration the week prior; open to 250 Santas.

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Dec. 23-Jan. 1: Christmas and New Year’s Vacation Week at Sunday River; Spend the holidays on the slopes of Sunday River skiing and riding the most dependable snow in New England and participating in winter activities like twin zips, snow tubing, ice skating, live music, and special events for all ages. 800-543-2754, 29: Open Mic at Mt. Abram; Shagadee Ramblers from 6-9 p.m. 31: New Year’s Eve Party at Mt. Abram. Fireworks 9-9:30 p.m.; Band Stream Reggae 10 p.m.-1 a.m.

Fireworks at Sunday River Resort Best viewing is slopeside at South Ridge Lodge or the Foggy Goggle deck. Fireworks go off at 8:30PM unless otherwise noted. Saturday, November 26 Thanksgiving Weekend Saturday, December 17 Winterfest & First Night of Night Skiing Wednesday, December 28 Christmas Vacation Break Saturday, December 31 New Year’s Eve Wednesday, January 11 Children’s Festival (7:30 p.m. show) Saturday, January 14 MLK Weekend Saturday, February 4 White Out Weekend

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LeS HorS d’oeuvreS - appetizers

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Escargots Bourguignonne Coquilles Saint Jacques Baked Stuffed Portabello

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LeS PoiSSonS eT FruiTS de Mer -Fish and Seafood Shrimp Scampi Provencale Baked Stuffed Shrimp Coquilles St. Jacques Baked Stuffed Haddock

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Roasted Duck Chicken Cordon Bleu

LeS SaLadeS - Salads Maurice’s own Caesar salad, prepared, tableside*

vegetarian Daily Vegetarian Options Available

La PaTiSSerie eT LeS deSSerTS - Pastry and desserts Crème de Cassis Parfait Mousse au Chocolat Cheesecake

Off site catering • We specialize in rehearsal dinners.

January 1: New Year’s Day at Mt. Abram, Apres music, 3:30-6 p.m. 2-6: College Week at Sunday River; Instead of hitting the books, college students can hit the slopes during College Week. With entertainment in the Foggy Goggle on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights, plus $45 lift tickets and lodging packages all week long, this is the best way to round out winter break before heading back to school. 800-543-2754, 9-13: Children’s Festival Week, an entire week dedicated to families with activities including scavenger hunts, live entertainment, movies, and themed Perfect Turn kid’s ski and snowboard clinics. Kids can ski, snowboard, rent,

learn, and stay-all for free when staying with a paying adult! 800-543-2754, www. 23-27: Go50 Week at Sunday River; Activities this entire week are dedicated to those over the age of 50, including free Snowflake Factory tours, a wine dinner, moonlit snowshoeing, and live entertainment, plus great vacation packages that combine lift tickets and lodging. 800-543-2754, 28: Chef Summit at Sunday River; The second annual Chef Summit Tasting Event brings together award-winning chefs from top restaurants here in Maine and across New England for a night of celebration in the mountains with samplings of each chef’s favorite creations. Complementing

the food are creative cocktails from top mixologists and a selection of wine pairings. 800-5432754,

February 3-5: White Out Weekend Sunday River is proud to host White Out Weekend (WOW) in association with The OutRyders, New England’s largest GLBTQ ski and snowboard club. WOW is all about stellar skiing and riding with friends, special events, and parties, including a themed party, fireworks, and après ski socials. 800-543-2754, 4: Flying Moose Classic XC Ski Race; Pine Hill Competition Trails at Gould Academy, Grover Hill Road, Bethel. Classic technique, mass start and finish Pine Hill Competition Trails off of

Bridgton Urgent Care For minor emergencies and walk-in medical care, trust your family’s health to Bridgton Urgent Care. When your doctor isn’t available, Bridgton Urgent Care offers walk-in care when you need it. Our team of healthcare professionals will care for you as quickly as possible and follow up with a record to your regular provider.

Night Skiing and Tubing at Sunday River Resort

Fridays, Saturdays, and select Holidays from Saturday, December 17, 2016, through Saturday, March 18, 2017. For more go to Photo: Sunday River Resort

Grover Hill Road, including: a 22 km, 10 km, and youth distances of 2.5 km and lollipop. Registration at Gould Academy Field House, Church Street, Bethel, from 9-10:30 a.m.. (Youth wishing to ski longer timed distances must enter the adult event and pay the adult fee). All events are at 11 a.m. with the exception of the lollipop

which will start at 10:45. The Moose is a New England Nordic Ski Association (NENSA) sanctioned event and part of the Zak Cup and Club Series. Adult participants who are not NENSA members will be asked to purchase a one day license for $5 at registration. See photos and more on Facebook.

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Winter/Spring Events Calendar February, cont.

4: White Grass Tele-Fest at Mt. Abram; multiple bands. 11: Full Moon Hike at Mt. Abram; Apres music 3:30-6 p.m.; band from 8-10 p.m. 14: DaPoute String Quartet; The mission of the DSQ is to connect audiences to composers and their influences by bringing to life the human context of each score’s creation. Gem Theater, 23 Cross St., Bethel ( events.html for more info) 17-23: Maine & Massachusetts School Vacation Week Ditch homework for a week-long field trip to Sunday River for Maine & Massachusetts School

Vacation Week. Trail conditions are at their peak while ski and stay packages remain low and combine the added value of lodging and lift tickets per night booked. Plus, the lights stay on all week for night skiing and special evening performances. 800-5432754, 19: Torchlight Parade and Spaghetti Dinner at Mt. Abram. www.mtabram. com. 23: Open Mic at Mt. Abram; Shagadee Ramblers 6-9 p.m. 24: Band Shut Down Brown at Mt. Abram, 8-11 p.m.

March 4: Wild West Fest at Mt. Abram; multiple bands.

March 18 & 25, April 8: Spring Après Concert Series at Sunday River; Sunday River celebrates spring with its weekend Après Spring Concert Series.

Beginning March 18, the resort will host three live shows, featuring free music slopeside at South Ridge along with a BBQ and family-friendly fun. 800-5432754, Photo: Mt. Abram


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March March 31-April 2: Spring Festival at Sunday River; This annual spring event is Sunday River’s way of celebrating another great season. With live music, and classic events like the Margarita Mix-Off, the Slip ‘N’ Flip, and more, nothing marries a tropical party with a mountain getaway better. 800-543-2754, 25: The 32nd Annual Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation Ski-A-Thon This annual event supplies 70 percent of the yearly operating funds for Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation. Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation is the largest, most widely known year-round program in Maine and attracts students from across the United States, Canada, and Great Britain. 800-543-2754,

26: Brisket Derby & Firefighters’ Race at Sunday River; An inaugural event in Sunday River’s spring lineup, the Brisket Derby invites restaurants and individual pit masters alike to show their barbecue skills on the slopes. Plus, our triedand-true Firefighters’ Race, where local departments race a Giant Slalom course in full turnout gear, joins in on the fun. 800-543-2754,

April 7-9: Passholder Weekend at Sunday River; The PondA-Palooza pond skimming event gets bigger, better, and wetter each spring. Details for the 2017 Pond-a-Palooza will be announced in early March at and registration space will be limited. The weekend will also include a free barbecue for all New England Passholders and special lodging-only packages. 800-543-2754,

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Winter/Spring Events Calendar April, cont. 15: The Great Tailgate at Sunday River; Spring skiing and tailgating go hand-inhand, so it’s only natural that the Great Tailgate combines late season shredding with

delicious food made in the back of a truck. But here’s the catch: each tailgate site will be judged on how well it gets decked out for the theme of the day. Join us in the Barker parking lot for live music, cornhole, and

general springtime revelry all weekend long. 800-5432754, 16: Easter at Sunday River Resort; Celebrate Easter on the slopes with a sunrise

Ski Ya! at the shipyard Brew Haus This Winter

worship service and earlymorning easter egg hunt at the base. 800-543-2754,


1: Ski Maynia at Sunday River Resort; For many skiers and riders, Ski Maynia is just as much a rite of passage as hitting the slopes

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on opening day. The only difference is Ski Maynia marks the end of the season with free skiing/riding for everyone on May 1. Optimistic? Absolutely. But we’re game for a good time so long as conditions allow for it. 800-543-2754,

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Where to Eat in the Area

The small-town Bethel area boasts more than its share of restaurants. After a day of sightseeing or recreating in the beautiful Western Maine mountains, you can choose from fine or casual American cuisine at more than a dozen local restaurants. Want ethnic options? Try a Chinese, Italian or Korean/Japanese restaurant. And for pizza lovers, there are more than a half-dozen menus offered. The Bethel area has something for everyone’s taste.

Bethel Inn Resort


207-824-3754 1-800-879-8926

On the Common, Bethel (207) 824-2175 Choose from fine dining on our Terrace and Main Dining Room or enjoy casual in the Millbrook Tavern & Grille, serving breakfast, lunch & dinner. Featuring traditional New England cuisine, entrees from fresh Maine lobster and Prime Rib to our signature burgers, sandwiches, and pizza. Open late for cocktails and live weekend music with sports in HD, pool table, darts & game room. Lodging, dining, golf & more.

Bistro 151 at the Sudbury Inn 151 Main Street, Bethel (207) 824-2174 Recommended as “where to eat” by the New York Times in January 2013. Sudbury classics like award-winning clam chowder, beef tornados, rack of lamb and seafood specialties, along with French brasserie dishes with a New England twist: in our chic new bistro bar room, fireside in the cozy dining room or on the scenic indoor porch overlooking Main Street. Don’t forget our wicked good homemade desserts! Open from 5.30 until 9 pm Tuesday to Saturday.

Frank’s Bar and Grille

Authentic Pit-Style BBQ Ribs • Brisket • Chicken • Pork Route 2, Bethel • Orange Trailer at the Good Food Store

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Open Thurs-Sun 11:30 - 7:30 Mon-Wed when you see smoke

8 Fall Line Drive, Newry (207) 824-2202 Ski In/Ski Out slopeside American/ Italian restaurant and bar. Located in the Fall Line Condos just above South Ridge Welcome Center at Sunday River Resort. Daily Happy Hour during ski season, 2:30-5pm (yeah, that’s more than an hour! Now that’s happy!) Take out, Catering, Delivery, Alcohol served, Live entertainment, Reservations accepted, WiFi, Children’s menu, Handicapped accessible, Lunch.

Kowloon Village Chinese Restaurant 188 Main Street, Bethel (207) 824-3707 Serving Chinese, Szechuan and Hunan cuisine, full bar. American dishes are also available. You can either dine in or take-out.

The Little Red Hen Diner Main Street, Andover (207) 392-2253 Homemade from scratch! Daily breakfast specials, hot soups and chowders. Friday night prime rib. Saturday night pizza buffet. Custom baked goods available. Space available for private parties. We cater! Open Tuesday-Thursday 6:30am-2pm, Friday and Saturday 6am-8pm, Sunday 7am-2pm.

Maurice Restaurant Francais 109 Main Street, South Paris (207) 743-2532 Since 1976 Maurice Restaurant has been a pleasant surprise for world sojourners and people new to the beautiful Oxford Hills area of Western Maine. Located in South Paris on Route 26, the two hundred year old clapboard house turned restaurant continues to delight, serving French-Continental cuisine in an elegant country atmosphere at affordable prices.

Mill Hill Inn/Studio Bistro Bar 15 L’Auberge Lane, Off the Common, Bethel (207) 824-3241 Casual Dining, Cocktails, (wines, unique beers), Private Parties, Weddings in a Unique and Eclectic Setting, Gardens, Art, Pottery and Culinary Events. Rooms are available 7 days a week.

Rooster’s Roadhouse Route 2, 159 Mayville Road, Bethel (207) 824-0309 Dining for the entire family! Featuring Maine LOBSTER & SEAFOOD, char-grilled steaks n’ chops, New England specialties, pizza, burgers, dinner salads, and a great kids menu. Fun, casual and affordable! Reservations accepted for any size party. Daily specials offered. Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. Catering services available.

Shipyard Brew Haus White Cap Lodge at Sunday River, Newry (207) 824-5138 Full service restaurant and bar at the White Cap Lodge at Sunday River. The perfect place to grab lunch, hang out aprés ski, or have a leisurely and enjoyable dinner. During ski season, the Shipyard Brew Haus has frequent entertainment, from musical acts to films. Come on down and enjoy the fun and excellent food! Open during ski season.

Suds Pub 151 Main Street, Bethel (207) 824-2174 Suds Pub is THE Bethel restaurant for pizza. We also have a huge selection of pub grub, including our award winning chili, chowder and apple pie, plus 29 beers on tap - the largest choice of New England beers in Western Maine. Suds is open seven days a week from 11:30 am. Food, including take-out, is served until 9:30 pm (10 pm at weekends). Beverages, live music (Thursday through Saturday) and good cheer are available until the wee hours.

Yokohama 288 Main Street Gorham, New Hampshire (603) 466-2501 Family restaurant featuring Oriental, seafood, and American cuisine. Full liquor license. Located in Gorham, N.H. Closed Mondays.

Heat & Eat/ Take-Out Barking Dawg Market 119 Skiway Road, Newry, ME (207) 824-6969 A lobster shack in the mountains, plus a gourmet market and agency

liquor store. Huge wine and craft beer selection. Prepared meals to go. NY Style pizza. Full line of groceries, including produce, Boar’s Head deli sandwiches and cold cuts, homemade soups and chilis, Rockin’ and Roastin’ coffees, hand-cut steaks, fresh baked goods, hot foods, grab-and-go meals, sandwiches and salads, free wi-fi, eat-in area with fireplace and TV’s, propane tanks, firewood, tobacco and tobacco products and awesome customer service!! If we don’t have it, you don’t you need it! Get in here! Open at 8am daily. Open late for winter season. Call for seasonal hours.

Good Food Store & Catering Company 212 Mayville Road, Rt. 2, Bethel, ME (207) 824-3754 The area’s best sandwiches, soups, salads, desserts, and take-out dinners. From home-style comfort food to elegant gourmet fare. Let us cook for your crowd - large or small. We’ll even bring it to you! Beer, wine, and groceries available. Open daily 9 AM to 8 PM.

Smokin Good BBQ Orange Trailer at the Good Food Store 212 Mayville Road (Rt. 2), Bethel, ME (207) 824-4PIG (4744) Authentic Pit-Style BBQ - Ribs, Brisket, Pork, Chicken. The way Mom learned in prison. Fresh meat dry rubbed with secret spices and smoked over a hardwood fire. Family packages, catering, BBQ to take home. Thurs - Sun 11:30 - 7:30. Open Mon - Weds when you see smoke!

The Local Hub 224 Main Street, Greenwood (207) 875-0011 Market, bakery, and café with a focus on local, organic, minimally processed foods. Local crafts, fresh local eggs, butter and milk. Friendly, fun, cozy atmosphere. Open 7 days a week, 7am-6pm. Eat-in, take-out, grab & go, heat & eat.

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On the Common, Bethel • (207) 824-2175 • Enjoy traditional New England off-mountain hospitality in the heart of “The Greatest Ski Town in the Universe,” according to Skiing Magazine. Down East Magazine calls the resort “an absolute New England classic,” and Yankee Magazine has rated it “Editor’s Pick – A Must See!” Facing onto the Bethel village common and extending two hundred acres beyond, the resort offers both traditional inn and townhouse accommodations, a 6,700 yard championship 18-hole golf course, a complete health club with an outdoor pool heated to 90 degrees, spa services, the Millbrook Tavern & Grille, even a lake house and tennis during the summer months. Simply every amenity you would expect at what Conde Nast Traveler Magazine calls “the number two resort in the East.”

Carter’s Lodge

786 Intervale Road, Bethel • (207) 939-5735 • Carter’s XC Ski Center in Bethel offers a variety of different lodging options. Willow Brook Lodge offers direct access to x-c ski and snowshoeing trails. The Main lodge houses our ski and rental shop, and sufficiently accommodates families and friends looking for a relaxing, homey place to rest after all kinds of seasonal activities. The main lodge offers 3 bedrooms (sleeps up to 8), 4 baths, kitchen and dining room, as well as sitting room with fireplace. Camp Fern is one of our rustic cabins, located on Farwell Mountain. This cabin offers amazing vistas of the Carter Moriahs, Mount Washington, and the Presidentials, as well as Sunday River. This cabin is located directly on our trail system, offering many opportunities to ski. Private access to the river is included, too. Sleeps up to 8. Farwell Mountain cabin, also on Farwell Mountain, is a cozy, hunting camp settled in a unique forest with some mountain vistas. Farwell Mtn. cabin is also located right on our trails system. Sleeps up to 8.

Mill Hill Inn

15 L’Auberge Lane, Off the Common, Bethel • (207) 824-3241 • The Mill Inn offers B&B lodging plus private parties and weddings in a unique & eclectic setting surrounded by gardens, art, and pottery. Rooms are available 7 days a week.

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River View Resort

357 Mayville Road, Bethel • (207) 824-2808 • 1-888-224-8413 • Visit our resort for Vacation Ownership Timeshares, Nightly Rentals, and fun in Western Maine’s premier 4-season playground! There’s so much to do! Make your vacation a time to remember. And at the end of the day just relax in your own living room, with a home-cooked meal. You will also have access to our Heated Pool, Hot Tub, and Sauna. Fun for the whole family, year-round.

The Inn at The Rostay

186 Mayville Road, Bethel • (207) 824-3111 • 1-800-SKI-0072 • New owners, Sonja and Chris, invite you to relax in a room that says ‘’WELCOME HOME.’’ We are the closest motel to Sunday River Resort; 1-2 miles to Bethel Village, Gould Academy, and The Bethel Inn Resort. Free WIFI, hot tub, cable TV, free library of videos, optional full hot breakfast made-to-order, gluten-free options a 500 square foot heated ski tuning room. Free Mountain Shuttle & picnic pavilion with fire pit. Breakfast is free for Sunday River and Mt. Abram season pass holders.

The Sudbury Inn

151 Main Street, Bethel • (207) 824-2174 • 1-800-395-7837 • The Sudbury Inn is an 1873 bed and breakfast/country inn located in the heart of the beautiful mountain village of Bethel, Maine. Popular with generations of skiers, hikers, tourists, and other visitors for its accommodations and dining, the inn is the only B&B in town that offers lodging, fine dining, a French-style bistro, and a lively pub (Suds Pub), under one roof. The inn offers select and standard rooms, all with private baths. It welcomes families -- there are 7 two-bedroom suites and one three-bedroom apartment. It is also very pet friendly, enjoying furry guests and their owners in the Carriage House. The Sudbury Inn boasts excellent staff, many of whom are ‘’Mainers’’ and long time residents of Bethel and its environs, and are experts on what to do and see in the area.

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570 Main Street Gorham, New Hampshire 603-752-5212 1-800-287-5212

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Massage & Polarity Emily Ecker, LCSW 63 Elm Street Bethel, Maine (207) 357-9954

Healing Touch Therapeutic Massage 161 Main Street Bethel, Maine (207) 824-5445

Mountain Village Massage 63 Elm Street Bethel, Maine (207) 357-1264


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Bolster’s Decorating 9 Market Square South Paris, Maine (207) 743-9202

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Carter’s X-Country Ski Center & Ski Shops Route 26 • Oxford, Maine Intervale Rd • Bethel, Maine (207) 539-4848

Great American Ski Renting Co. 101 Sunday River Rd Bethel, Maine (207) 824-3092


2 Mechanic Street Bethel, Maine (207) 824-0224

True North Adventureware

196 Walkers Mills Road (Route 26) Bethel, Maine (207) 824-2201

With exciting displays, a huge selection of new fashions beautifully accessorized for your home and home decorating services, we are the destination for your home furnishing needs. We also have the newest styles in home appliances. DELIVERY AVAILABLE WITHIN 100 MILE RADIUS OF OUR STORE! Come see our showroom for the best selection of the latest styles in furniture, and appliances in the North Country. OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE FOR CURRENT SPECIALS! ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED

Supermarket Bethel Foodliner 72 Main Street Bethel, Maine (207) 824-2121

Since 1950

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Thinking ThinkingOutside At the gateway to epic skiing and snowboarding

In partnership with Sunday River, Sugarloaf, Titcomb Mt. and others, UMF offers an exciting Outdoor Recreation Business Administration major (ORBA) and a new Alpine Operations Certificate. Both offer real-world experience in the outdoor rec and skiing industry — including internships.

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#4 Top Public Regional Colleges-North #5 Best Value School, Regional Colleges-North #7 Top Regional Colleges-North (overall, public or private) 32 Winter in Western Maine


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Land Homes Condominiums Hotel Ownership Seasonal Rentals

TEMPEST RIDGE 81 Appalachian Drive, Newry 5 BR, 3 bath - $799,000

11 Mills Hill Road, Newry 6 BR, 3.5 bath - $699,000

8 Headwall Drive, Newry 4 BR, 4 bath - $679,000

28 Blizzard Drive, Newry 4 BR, 4.5 bath - $595,000

129 Paradise Road, Bethel 5 BR, 3.5 bath - $479,000

146 Keystone Drive, Newry 4 BR, 3 bath - $419,000

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Slopeside Townhomes

Theat Ridge Glades Run Exclusive Slopeside Building Opportunity

1163 North Road, Bethel 3 BR, 2.5 bath - $399,000

23 Spruce Way, Bethel 2 BR, 1.5 bath - $135,900

194 Chestnut Knoll, Bethel 3 BR, 2 bath - $365,000

1890 Intervale Road, Bethel 3 BR, 2 bath - $205,000

103 Will View Road, Bethel 4 BR, 3 bath - $347,000

39 Chapman Street, Bethel 3 BR, 2 bath - $169,000

Mountainside Home Sites with Unprecedented Views

Slopeside Condos Locke Mountain F-4 4 bed, 4 bath $565,000

Brookside I A-403 2 bed, 1 bath $149,000

White Cap A-307 1 bed, 1 bath $114,000

Brookside II B-213 Studio, 1 bath $68,000

Locke Mountain I-2 3 bed, 3.5 bath $489,000

Fall Line W-115 1 bed, 1 bath $124,900

Brookside II A-301 1 bed, 1 bath $105,000

Off-Mountain Condos

Locke Mountain H-3 4 bed, 3 bath $486,000

Sunrise A-107 1 bed, 1 bath

Brookside II B-113 1 bed, 1 bath $99,000

Merrill Brook 3G 2 bed, 1 bath $294,900

Brookside II A-309 1 bed, 1 bath $116,000

Cascades B-23 Studio, 1 bath

North Peak II-307 2 bed, 1 bath $215,000

White Cap A-206 1 bed, 1 bath $115,000

Brookside II B-215 Studio, 1 bath $68,000


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12 Alder Lane, Newry, 3 bed, 2.5 bath $314,900 159 Ski View Drive, Newry, 3 bed, 2.5 bath $289,000

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