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 BLACK MOUNTAIN OF MAINE The Chummy Broomhall Cup

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bout the same time as this insert is delivered, a new chapter in Maine’s Nordic ski racing history will be written in Rumford. Maine Winter Sports Center President Andy Shepard announced November 3 the creation of the Chummy Broomhall Cup Maine Collegiate Ski Championship. The inaugural races, where over 500 skiers are expected to participate, will be held in con-

junction with the NENSA TD Banknorth Eastern Cup/Tour de Rumford event on January 13 and 14, 2007 at Black Mountain of Maine. The two-day event is intended to bring all of Maine’s college Nordic ski teams together to compete for the Cup. “Maine colleges have a long and proud tradition of skiing,” said Shepard. “We are hoping that this event will add to that tradition. We are also hoping this initiative will help give the

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most talented student/athletes in the country another reason to look at colleges in Maine.” The competition, open to all Maine college ski teams, is named in honor of Rumford native, 10th Mountain Division veteran, two-time Olympian, Olympic course designer, Nordic trail maintenance innovator and the head of Rumford’s legendary Chisholm Ski Club, Wendall “Chummy” Broomhall. The schedule is as follows:

Andy Shepard (right) and Olympian, Wendall “Chummy” Broomhall (left).

• Saturday January 13, 12:30 p.m. Women 10km Classic, 1:30 p.m. Men 15km Classic • Sunday January 14, 11:30 a.m. Women 10km Freestyle, 1:30 p.m. Men 15km Freestyle • The Tour de Rumford event also includes a 1km Freestyle Prologue starting at 2 p.m. Friday January 12. Among those participating in the championships will be teams from the University of Maine campuses of Presque Isle, Fort Kent, Orono and Farmington as well as Colby, Bates and Bowdoin colleges. The top three skiers from each college will be scored in both the men’s and women’s races with the win being awarded to the team having the highest overall score for the two days. The winning team will be able to display the Chummy Broomhall Cup at their campus for the following year.

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Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Friday, January 12, 2007

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elcome to Black Mountain of Maine…Maine’s best winter family fun value! Black Mountain of Maine is heralded by many as the premiere family winter sports facility in the state. It is our goal to provide the finest family winter sports experience possible. This begins with affordability. As an example, $20 still buys a full-day adult lift ticket…any time. Other tickets, rental equipment, food and beverages are similarly priced. Our employees and volunteers are dedicated to making your time at Black Mountain of Maine exceptional in every respect. We also have a policy that anyone five and under or 75 and older skis free, and our Moose Run beginner area is always free. How did we get where we are today? Black Mountain started in the early 1960s as the Chisholm Winter Park. This project was undertaken by the Chisholm Ski Club with a vision of creating the finest and most complete winter sports facility in the Northeast.

Although it started many traditions and provided the stage for numerous national-caliber events, the hopes and dreams for the facility were not attained in its first manifestation. In order to assure the survival of the mountain, the continuation of the project, and with the hope of moving the dreams closer to realization, the Chisholm Ski Club sold the Winter Park to the town of Rumford for one dollar in the early 1970s. With this transition, the name of the Winter Park was changed to Black Mountain, as the namesake of its geographic location. The town of Rumford and the Greater Rumford Community Center continued providing a

wonderful environment for the residents of the River Valley to pursue their love of skiing, both for recreation and competition for over 30 years. In 2002, Wendell “Chummy” Broomhall, a former Olympic Nordic skier, internationally recognized race organizer, authority on competitive Nordic ski trail design and the president of the Chisholm Ski Club, approached Andy Shepard and the Maine Winter Sports Center to help improve the Black Mountain facility. What Broomhall presented to the MWSC was evidence of a well-supported, well-used and well-loved family ski area that provided an integral and historic part of the River Valley area’s identity.

Andy Shepard and the Maine Winter Sports Center board of directors agreed with Broomhall’s proposition that Black Mountain deserved funding and purchased Black Mountain from the town of Rumford in 2003. In 2004, the MWSC embarked on an ambitious development program. Elements of this program harkened back to the dreams of the Chisholm Winter Park’s founders. Funding provided by the Libra Foundation, the Maine Winter Sports Center, and with the help of countless volunteers from the Chisholm Ski Club and the community at large, the Alpine Ski area was expanded. The vertical drop was increased from 750 feet to 1150 feet, a novice trail

was added, chair lifts to serve the summit and the novice trail were installed, more trail lighting was provided and snowmaking capacity was increased. All of these improvements were essential to Black Mountain’s continued success, but the crown jewel of the project was the new lodge. Designed to be far more than just a ski lodge, the new structure was intended to serve as a meeting place, social hub, museum and cultural center for the region. Its rugged, rustic interior provides a special, yet familiar environment with lots of open space for formal and informal gatherings of all types. Anyone reading this, and indeed, anyone from the River Valley area or anyone who has ever visited Black Mountain has a stake in the heritage of Black Mountain of Maine. It is yours to enjoy and to become part of. Realizing the dreams of the Chisholm Ski Club, to make Black Mountain of Maine the finest and most complete winter sports facility in the Northeast, is achievable and may, in many ways be closer than any of us imagine. It is through the passion of the people, whether as guests, volunteers or employees, who have chosen to adopt Black Mountain of Maine, that this dream can, and will, become reality. With much gratitude and great expectations for the future, The Black Mountain of Maine board of directors Roger Arsenault, president

 BLACK MOUNTAIN OF MAINE  7 The Chisholm Ski Club and skiing heritage of the River Valley region Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Friday, January 12, 2007

The Chisholm Ski Club is known widely as one of the finest ski competition organizing clubs anywhere. The Club, made up entirely of volunteers, hosts local, regional, state and national races. The club enthusiastically supports competitive skiing in the River Valley area and provides opportunities at the Black Mountain of Maine facili-

Maine Winter Sports Center The Maine Winter Sports Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, economic development corporation. Founded in April 1999 with a grant from the Portland-based Libra Foundation, our mission is to re-establish skiing as a lifestyle in Maine. We look to leverage that lifestyle to create opportunity for rural, economically isolated communities of the state. We are also committed to addressing the devastating health issues facing our youth. Maine is at, or close to the top of the country in the incidence of childhood smoking, obesity, type II diabetes and asthma. Our children are clearly not making good decisions about their health and are suffering the consequences. In fact, we believe that this is the single greatest issue facing our state in this generation. We are dedicated to reaching out to the children of Maine and getting them started on a healthy, active lifestyle early in life and then continue to offer programming that will keep them active for the rest of their lives. To bring our mission to life we have hired a world-class staff, built two world-class Nordic ski centers, more than a dozen community trail systems, acquired three community alpine ski centers and with the support of passionate communities across our state, gotten thousands of Maine children on skis, in most cases, for the first time. In addition to Black Mountain of Maine, we own the 10th Mountain Center in Fort Kent, (the host of the 2004 World Cup Biathlon), the Nordic Heritage Center in Presque Isle (home to the 2006 World Junior Biathlon Championships), and Big Rock Alpine Ski Area (the biggest ski area north of Bangor and, along with Black Mountain of Maine, one of the best skiing values in the state). In addition to these areas, we are affiliated with Pineland Farms Nordic Trails in New Gloucester as a program center.

ties for Nordic and Alpine skiers to learn and excel in their sport. The CSC also seeks to preserve the great regional tradition of skiing and ski racing. All skiing enthusiasts are welcome as members of the Chisholm Ski Club. Presently the club is made up of skiers, parents, former Chisholm Ski Club skiers and other

people interested in supporting our mission. Annual dues are $10 per family. Skiers are expected to compete as a member of the Chisholm Ski Club in all competitions other than school events and non-skiing members are expected to volunteer for at least three club events throughout the season.


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 BLACK MOUNTAIN OF MAINE Lessons

Alpine Snow Kids program: Black Mountain of Maine, with the University of Maine at Farmington’s Ski Industries Program, is excited to offer the very affordable, season-long Alpine Snow Kids lesson program for skiers of all abilities ages to 12. Children in the Alpine Snow Kids program will be offered ski or snowboard lessons for nine weeks, on Saturdays and Sundays, 9:30-11:30 a.m., January 6 and running until March 4. The price for these lessons (18 lessons, approximately 36 hours of instructional time) is $200, including lift tickets. While the price of lift tickets is included in the Alpine Snow Kids program, the price of rental equipment is not included. Daily and season-long rentals are available from Black Mountain of Maine’s sponsoring partner, Ski Depot, as well as other area ski shops. Alpine Snow Kids was designed by Leigh Breidenbach, director of UMF Ski Industries Program in 2000 to help smaller ski areas attract the youngest members of the skiing community. Based on the tremendous success of

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Alpine Snow Kids, UMF has created a program specifically tailored to Black Mountain of Maine. The Mountain’s instructors will be assisted by UMF Ski Industries student teachers and overseen by the UMF Ski Industries faculty.

Black Mountain Snow Riders program. New to both Black Mountain of Maine and UMF, this snowboarding school will run lessons for snowboarders of all ages on Friday afternoons from 3:30-5 p.m. These lessons will run from January 12 until March 9.

Kinderschuss! ski lessons for 3 to 6 year olds: Kinderschuss! lessons, specifically catering to first time skiers 3 to 6 years of age, will be held Sunday mornings, January 7 through March 4. These private lessons can be either a half hour or full hour in length. Kinderschuss! lessons are $15 per student for a half-hour and $25 per student for a full hour. Kinderschuss! lessons are a great way to start young skiers on their way to enjoying one of the word’s greatest sports.

Chisholm Ski Club Junior Alpine Race Development Program: Black Mountain of Maine, the Chisholm Ski Club and the University of Maine at Farmington Ski Industries Program are teaming up to offer a junior Alpine race development program for J3, J4 and J5 level racers, ages 9 to 14. The Chisholm Ski Club Alpine program will offer midweek and weekend training opportunities. Midweek training will be Wednesday nights from 3-6 p.m. and Friday nights from 3-6 or 7 p.m. (as operating hours permit). The weekend training day schedule will be from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. A range of training options is available, from weekends only, to midweek and weekends, or the elite program (for experienced ski racers) to include physical training and testing. All athletes in the program must

Daily public and private lessons: Along with the Alpine Snow Kids and Kinderschuss! lessons, daily group ($20 per 11⁄2 hr session) and private lessons ($30 per 1 hr session) for both skiing and snowboarding are also offered. Black Mountain Snow Riders: UMF Ski Industries is also offering the

purchase a Black Mountain season pass, in addition to the program fees. The program will begin when Black Mountain opens. There will be a three-day February vacation camp. The program will end with the closing of Black Mountain except for those qualified for post season regional events. The Chisholm Ski Club also offers financial support to club members in good standing who qualify for championship events. Ron Bonnevie, head of Coaches’ education for UMF, has over 25 years of ski coaching experience and holds a master’s degree in physical education. His credentials include: USSA International certification, PSIA certification, FIS Technical Delegate certification, and 15 years as a USSA Coaches’ education coordinator and examiner. He has experience working with skiers of all ages and abilities, ranging from beginners to world cup athletes. Assisting Bonnevie are UMF Ski Industries Program interns and members of the UMF Ski Team. Please call the lodge at 207-3648977 for reservations and more information about any of these programs, pricing and details.

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The Mountain It’s the best of the past combined with the best of today! Experience one of the finest family winter sports facilities in the Northeast! With its superb new facilities located just outside Rumford, Black Mountain of Maine’s employees and volunteers are dedicated to providing the best in family-affordable Alpine skiing and snowboarding, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing and tubing. Come inside our rustic modern lodge to warm up by one of two crackling fireplaces, enjoy your favorite food and beverages and learn about the rich skiing heritage of the River Valley region! Compare and you’ll see why Black Mountain of Maine is your best winter family fun value! • $20 Adult / $16 Junior Full Day Ski Tickets…Anytime! • 1150’ vertical drop • 20 trails served by two chairlifts • Expert snowmaking and grooming • Terrain park with a 300’ half pipe • The Edge tubing park • Top-to-bottom lighting for night skiing and tubing • Full-service rental and retail shop • Ski lessons • Internationally-recognized Nordic trails • One of Maine’s newest & most beautiful lodges • Affordable food and beverages • The popular Last Run Lounge • Fully-paved parking lot Black Mountain of Maine is also proud to be the nation’s first tobacco-free ski area. Come see why people are saying, “This Ski Season…Get Back To Black!”

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Directions Black Mountain of Maine is closer than you might think: Boston–185 mi, Portsmouth–125 mi, Bangor–115 mi, Portland–85 mi, Augusta–55 mi, Lewiston/Auburn–45 mi, and Bethel–25 mi. Black Mountain of Maine is easy to find! In Rumford, from the intersection of US Rte 2 & Rte 120, take Rte 120 for 2.1 miles along the Swift River to Isthmus Rd. Turn left on Isthmus Rd. Drive 2.4 miles until you see our sign at the intersection of Isthmus Rd. & Glover Rd. Turn right on Glover Rd. and drive 1⁄4 mile straight ahead to the Black Mountain of Maine Entrance. We look forward to seeing you! If you use a GPS, our coordinates are: DD.DDD 44.5767°N, 70.6136°W D/M/S 44° 34’ 36”N, 70° 36’ 49”W DD MM.MM 44° 34.60’N, 70° 36.82’W UTM 19 371889E 4937191N.

January: Martin Luther King Day January 15: 9-4 / Tubing 12-4 Mondays: CLOSED January 8, 22, 29 Tuesdays: 3-6 Wednesdays: 3-6 Thursdays: 3-6 Fridays: 12-6 Saturdays: 9-9 / Tubing 12-9 Sundays: 9-4 / Tubing 12-4 February: Mondays: CLOSED Tuesdays: 3-6 Wednesdays: 3-6 Thursdays: 3-9 Fridays: 12-9 / Tubing 6-9 Saturdays: 9-9 / Tubing 12-9 Sundays: 9-4 / Tubing 12-4

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NOTE: CLOSED February 27, 28 February Vacation Week: Monday 2/19: 9-4 / Tubing 12-4 Tuesday 2/20: 9-4 / Tubing 12-4 Wednesday 2/21: 9-4 / Tubing 12-4 Thursday 2/22: 9-9 / Tubing 12-9 Friday 2/23: 9-9 / Tubing 12-9 Saturday 2/24: 9-9 / Tubing 12-9 Sunday 2/25: 9-4 / Tubing 12-4 March: Mondays: CLOSED Tuesdays: CLOSED Wednesdays: CLOSED Thursdays: 3-9 Fridays: 3-9 / Tubing 6-9 Saturdays: 9-9 / Tubing 12-9 Sundays: 9-4 / Tubing 12-4 March 25: CLOSING DAY NOTE: Schedule subject to change without notice due to weather and snow conditions. Please call ahead.

Alpine lift ticket prices & times Full Day: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays Adult (16-74) $20; Junior (6-16) $16 Half Day: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 1-5 p.m., or 3-9 p.m. Adult (16-74) $17; Junior (6-16) $13 The “Moose” trail, open weekends, is always FREE! Nordic skiing prices & times Full Day: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays Adult (16-74) $8; Junior (6-16) $6 Half Day: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. or 1-5 p.m. Adult (16-74) $5; Junior (6-16) $4 Ages 5 and under, and 75 and older always ski FREE! Tubing Prices: $12 per person any age


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ome inside our rustic modern lodge to warm up by one of our two crackling fireplaces, enjoy your favorite food and beverages, the company of

friends and family, and learn about the rich skiing heritage of the River Valley region! There is no other way to describe the lodge at Black Mountain of Maine than to call

it one of the most beautiful ski lodges anywhere. With its two fireplaces, expansive views of the slopes, large deck, exposed beams and museum room our lodge feels rustic, but has all the modern conveniences. The food court in Black Mountain of Maine’s lodge provides great food and beverages at family-affordable prices. Pizza, burgers, wrap sandwiches, soups and daily specials are only some of the offerings you’ll find. Of course we serve coffee, tea and hot chocolate to help you relax and warm up. The Last Run Lounge is a long-standing tradition at Black Mountain of Maine and is the perfect place to finish your day. With its great

variety of beers, the Last Run Lounge boasts great views of the mountain and its own fireplace to drive away the chill. Black Mountain of Maine has a full service retail and rental shop with expertise provided by Maine’s legendary Ski Depot. Alpine ski, Nordic ski, snowboard and snowshoe rentals cost $15 for a full day, $10 for a half-day. The Black Mountain of Maine lodge is the perfect place to host weddings, reunions, parties, meetings, conferences and other private and business functions. The museum room is also available for small gatherings, meetings and parties. Call 207-364-8977, extension 104 for details and to make reservations for your function.

Calendar of major 2007 events Join us for our weekly Mountain Dew Race Series most January and February Sundays at 1 p.m. Anyone can participate and prizes are awarded in many categories! Fri Jan. 12 TD Banknorth Tour de Rumford – Freestyle Fri Jan. 12 Bill Yeo Everest Adventure Multimedia Presentation & Dinner Sat Jan. 13 TD Banknorth Tour de Rumford / Chummy Broomhall Cup – Classical Sun Jan. 14 TD Banknorth Tour de Rumford / Chummy Broomhall Cup – Freestyle Mon Jan. 15 Leavitt HS Invitational – GS Fri Jan.19 Red & White @ Black Wine Tasting Sat Jan. 20 Jr. Sassi Memorial – Classical Fri Jan.26 Tinpanic Steel Drum Band & Dinner Sat Jan. 27 Sassi Memorial – Classical Sat Feb 3 First Black Mountain of Maine Homecoming (REVISED DATE)

Sun Feb 4 First Black Mountain of Maine Homecoming (REVISED DATE) Wed Feb. 7 KVAC Championships – GS & Freestyle Thu Feb. 8 MVC Championships – GS & Freestyle Sat Feb. 10 MVC Championships – Slalom & Classical Sun Feb. 11 MARA – Alpine J4 / J5 Qualifier Mon Feb. 19 State Class B Championships – Freestyle Wed Feb. 21 State Class B Championships – Classical Thu Feb. 22 State Class A Championships – Freestyle Fri Feb. 23 BMOM Greg Waite Memorial Race (REVISED DATE) Sat Feb. 24 State Class A Championships – Classical Sat Mar. 3 USSA Eastern High School Maine Selection Sat, Mar. 24 Family Fun Weekend Activities Sun, Mar. 25 Family Fun Weekend Activities NOTE: Schedule subject to changes and additions without notice. Please call or check www.skiblackmtnofme.org for updates. Our social events calendar The year’s social events, highlighted above in bold, are still being scheduled. Check www.skiblackmtnofme.org for updates on special events at the lodge.

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ome inside our rustic modern lodge to warm up by one of our two crackling fireplaces, enjoy your favorite food and beverages, the company of

friends and family, and learn about the rich skiing heritage of the River Valley region! There is no other way to describe the lodge at Black Mountain of Maine than to call

it one of the most beautiful ski lodges anywhere. With its two fireplaces, expansive views of the slopes, large deck, exposed beams and museum room our lodge feels rustic, but has all the modern conveniences. The food court in Black Mountain of Maine’s lodge provides great food and beverages at family-affordable prices. Pizza, burgers, wrap sandwiches, soups and daily specials are only some of the offerings you’ll find. Of course we serve coffee, tea and hot chocolate to help you relax and warm up. The Last Run Lounge is a long-standing tradition at Black Mountain of Maine and is the perfect place to finish your day. With its great

variety of beers, the Last Run Lounge boasts great views of the mountain and its own fireplace to drive away the chill. Black Mountain of Maine has a full service retail and rental shop with expertise provided by Maine’s legendary Ski Depot. Alpine ski, Nordic ski, snowboard and snowshoe rentals cost $15 for a full day, $10 for a half-day. The Black Mountain of Maine lodge is the perfect place to host weddings, reunions, parties, meetings, conferences and other private and business functions. The museum room is also available for small gatherings, meetings and parties. Call 207-364-8977, extension 104 for details and to make reservations for your function.

Calendar of major 2007 events Join us for our weekly Mountain Dew Race Series most January and February Sundays at 1 p.m. Anyone can participate and prizes are awarded in many categories! Fri Jan. 12 TD Banknorth Tour de Rumford – Freestyle Fri Jan. 12 Bill Yeo Everest Adventure Multimedia Presentation & Dinner Sat Jan. 13 TD Banknorth Tour de Rumford / Chummy Broomhall Cup – Classical Sun Jan. 14 TD Banknorth Tour de Rumford / Chummy Broomhall Cup – Freestyle Mon Jan. 15 Leavitt HS Invitational – GS Fri Jan.19 Red & White @ Black Wine Tasting Sat Jan. 20 Jr. Sassi Memorial – Classical Fri Jan.26 Tinpanic Steel Drum Band & Dinner Sat Jan. 27 Sassi Memorial – Classical Sat Feb 3 First Black Mountain of Maine Homecoming (REVISED DATE)

Sun Feb 4 First Black Mountain of Maine Homecoming (REVISED DATE) Wed Feb. 7 KVAC Championships – GS & Freestyle Thu Feb. 8 MVC Championships – GS & Freestyle Sat Feb. 10 MVC Championships – Slalom & Classical Sun Feb. 11 MARA – Alpine J4 / J5 Qualifier Mon Feb. 19 State Class B Championships – Freestyle Wed Feb. 21 State Class B Championships – Classical Thu Feb. 22 State Class A Championships – Freestyle Fri Feb. 23 BMOM Greg Waite Memorial Race (REVISED DATE) Sat Feb. 24 State Class A Championships – Classical Sat Mar. 3 USSA Eastern High School Maine Selection Sat, Mar. 24 Family Fun Weekend Activities Sun, Mar. 25 Family Fun Weekend Activities NOTE: Schedule subject to changes and additions without notice. Please call or check www.skiblackmtnofme.org for updates. Our social events calendar The year’s social events, highlighted above in bold, are still being scheduled. Check www.skiblackmtnofme.org for updates on special events at the lodge.

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 BLACK MOUNTAIN OF MAINE Lessons

Alpine Snow Kids program: Black Mountain of Maine, with the University of Maine at Farmington’s Ski Industries Program, is excited to offer the very affordable, season-long Alpine Snow Kids lesson program for skiers of all abilities ages to 12. Children in the Alpine Snow Kids program will be offered ski or snowboard lessons for nine weeks, on Saturdays and Sundays, 9:30-11:30 a.m., January 6 and running until March 4. The price for these lessons (18 lessons, approximately 36 hours of instructional time) is $200, including lift tickets. While the price of lift tickets is included in the Alpine Snow Kids program, the price of rental equipment is not included. Daily and season-long rentals are available from Black Mountain of Maine’s sponsoring partner, Ski Depot, as well as other area ski shops. Alpine Snow Kids was designed by Leigh Breidenbach, director of UMF Ski Industries Program in 2000 to help smaller ski areas attract the youngest members of the skiing community. Based on the tremendous success of

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Alpine Snow Kids, UMF has created a program specifically tailored to Black Mountain of Maine. The Mountain’s instructors will be assisted by UMF Ski Industries student teachers and overseen by the UMF Ski Industries faculty.

Black Mountain Snow Riders program. New to both Black Mountain of Maine and UMF, this snowboarding school will run lessons for snowboarders of all ages on Friday afternoons from 3:30-5 p.m. These lessons will run from January 12 until March 9.

Kinderschuss! ski lessons for 3 to 6 year olds: Kinderschuss! lessons, specifically catering to first time skiers 3 to 6 years of age, will be held Sunday mornings, January 7 through March 4. These private lessons can be either a half hour or full hour in length. Kinderschuss! lessons are $15 per student for a half-hour and $25 per student for a full hour. Kinderschuss! lessons are a great way to start young skiers on their way to enjoying one of the word’s greatest sports.

Chisholm Ski Club Junior Alpine Race Development Program: Black Mountain of Maine, the Chisholm Ski Club and the University of Maine at Farmington Ski Industries Program are teaming up to offer a junior Alpine race development program for J3, J4 and J5 level racers, ages 9 to 14. The Chisholm Ski Club Alpine program will offer midweek and weekend training opportunities. Midweek training will be Wednesday nights from 3-6 p.m. and Friday nights from 3-6 or 7 p.m. (as operating hours permit). The weekend training day schedule will be from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. A range of training options is available, from weekends only, to midweek and weekends, or the elite program (for experienced ski racers) to include physical training and testing. All athletes in the program must

Daily public and private lessons: Along with the Alpine Snow Kids and Kinderschuss! lessons, daily group ($20 per 11⁄2 hr session) and private lessons ($30 per 1 hr session) for both skiing and snowboarding are also offered. Black Mountain Snow Riders: UMF Ski Industries is also offering the

purchase a Black Mountain season pass, in addition to the program fees. The program will begin when Black Mountain opens. There will be a three-day February vacation camp. The program will end with the closing of Black Mountain except for those qualified for post season regional events. The Chisholm Ski Club also offers financial support to club members in good standing who qualify for championship events. Ron Bonnevie, head of Coaches’ education for UMF, has over 25 years of ski coaching experience and holds a master’s degree in physical education. His credentials include: USSA International certification, PSIA certification, FIS Technical Delegate certification, and 15 years as a USSA Coaches’ education coordinator and examiner. He has experience working with skiers of all ages and abilities, ranging from beginners to world cup athletes. Assisting Bonnevie are UMF Ski Industries Program interns and members of the UMF Ski Team. Please call the lodge at 207-3648977 for reservations and more information about any of these programs, pricing and details.

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The Mountain It’s the best of the past combined with the best of today! Experience one of the finest family winter sports facilities in the Northeast! With its superb new facilities located just outside Rumford, Black Mountain of Maine’s employees and volunteers are dedicated to providing the best in family-affordable Alpine skiing and snowboarding, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing and tubing. Come inside our rustic modern lodge to warm up by one of two crackling fireplaces, enjoy your favorite food and beverages and learn about the rich skiing heritage of the River Valley region! Compare and you’ll see why Black Mountain of Maine is your best winter family fun value! • $20 Adult / $16 Junior Full Day Ski Tickets…Anytime! • 1150’ vertical drop • 20 trails served by two chairlifts • Expert snowmaking and grooming • Terrain park with a 300’ half pipe • The Edge tubing park • Top-to-bottom lighting for night skiing and tubing • Full-service rental and retail shop • Ski lessons • Internationally-recognized Nordic trails • One of Maine’s newest & most beautiful lodges • Affordable food and beverages • The popular Last Run Lounge • Fully-paved parking lot Black Mountain of Maine is also proud to be the nation’s first tobacco-free ski area. Come see why people are saying, “This Ski Season…Get Back To Black!”

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Directions Black Mountain of Maine is closer than you might think: Boston–185 mi, Portsmouth–125 mi, Bangor–115 mi, Portland–85 mi, Augusta–55 mi, Lewiston/Auburn–45 mi, and Bethel–25 mi. Black Mountain of Maine is easy to find! In Rumford, from the intersection of US Rte 2 & Rte 120, take Rte 120 for 2.1 miles along the Swift River to Isthmus Rd. Turn left on Isthmus Rd. Drive 2.4 miles until you see our sign at the intersection of Isthmus Rd. & Glover Rd. Turn right on Glover Rd. and drive 1⁄4 mile straight ahead to the Black Mountain of Maine Entrance. We look forward to seeing you! If you use a GPS, our coordinates are: DD.DDD 44.5767°N, 70.6136°W D/M/S 44° 34’ 36”N, 70° 36’ 49”W DD MM.MM 44° 34.60’N, 70° 36.82’W UTM 19 371889E 4937191N.

January: Martin Luther King Day January 15: 9-4 / Tubing 12-4 Mondays: CLOSED January 8, 22, 29 Tuesdays: 3-6 Wednesdays: 3-6 Thursdays: 3-6 Fridays: 12-6 Saturdays: 9-9 / Tubing 12-9 Sundays: 9-4 / Tubing 12-4 February: Mondays: CLOSED Tuesdays: 3-6 Wednesdays: 3-6 Thursdays: 3-9 Fridays: 12-9 / Tubing 6-9 Saturdays: 9-9 / Tubing 12-9 Sundays: 9-4 / Tubing 12-4

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NOTE: CLOSED February 27, 28 February Vacation Week: Monday 2/19: 9-4 / Tubing 12-4 Tuesday 2/20: 9-4 / Tubing 12-4 Wednesday 2/21: 9-4 / Tubing 12-4 Thursday 2/22: 9-9 / Tubing 12-9 Friday 2/23: 9-9 / Tubing 12-9 Saturday 2/24: 9-9 / Tubing 12-9 Sunday 2/25: 9-4 / Tubing 12-4 March: Mondays: CLOSED Tuesdays: CLOSED Wednesdays: CLOSED Thursdays: 3-9 Fridays: 3-9 / Tubing 6-9 Saturdays: 9-9 / Tubing 12-9 Sundays: 9-4 / Tubing 12-4 March 25: CLOSING DAY NOTE: Schedule subject to change without notice due to weather and snow conditions. Please call ahead.

Alpine lift ticket prices & times Full Day: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays Adult (16-74) $20; Junior (6-16) $16 Half Day: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 1-5 p.m., or 3-9 p.m. Adult (16-74) $17; Junior (6-16) $13 The “Moose” trail, open weekends, is always FREE! Nordic skiing prices & times Full Day: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays Adult (16-74) $8; Junior (6-16) $6 Half Day: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. or 1-5 p.m. Adult (16-74) $5; Junior (6-16) $4 Ages 5 and under, and 75 and older always ski FREE! Tubing Prices: $12 per person any age


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elcome to Black Mountain of Maine…Maine’s best winter family fun value! Black Mountain of Maine is heralded by many as the premiere family winter sports facility in the state. It is our goal to provide the finest family winter sports experience possible. This begins with affordability. As an example, $20 still buys a full-day adult lift ticket…any time. Other tickets, rental equipment, food and beverages are similarly priced. Our employees and volunteers are dedicated to making your time at Black Mountain of Maine exceptional in every respect. We also have a policy that anyone five and under or 75 and older skis free, and our Moose Run beginner area is always free. How did we get where we are today? Black Mountain started in the early 1960s as the Chisholm Winter Park. This project was undertaken by the Chisholm Ski Club with a vision of creating the finest and most complete winter sports facility in the Northeast.

Although it started many traditions and provided the stage for numerous national-caliber events, the hopes and dreams for the facility were not attained in its first manifestation. In order to assure the survival of the mountain, the continuation of the project, and with the hope of moving the dreams closer to realization, the Chisholm Ski Club sold the Winter Park to the town of Rumford for one dollar in the early 1970s. With this transition, the name of the Winter Park was changed to Black Mountain, as the namesake of its geographic location. The town of Rumford and the Greater Rumford Community Center continued providing a

wonderful environment for the residents of the River Valley to pursue their love of skiing, both for recreation and competition for over 30 years. In 2002, Wendell “Chummy” Broomhall, a former Olympic Nordic skier, internationally recognized race organizer, authority on competitive Nordic ski trail design and the president of the Chisholm Ski Club, approached Andy Shepard and the Maine Winter Sports Center to help improve the Black Mountain facility. What Broomhall presented to the MWSC was evidence of a well-supported, well-used and well-loved family ski area that provided an integral and historic part of the River Valley area’s identity.

Andy Shepard and the Maine Winter Sports Center board of directors agreed with Broomhall’s proposition that Black Mountain deserved funding and purchased Black Mountain from the town of Rumford in 2003. In 2004, the MWSC embarked on an ambitious development program. Elements of this program harkened back to the dreams of the Chisholm Winter Park’s founders. Funding provided by the Libra Foundation, the Maine Winter Sports Center, and with the help of countless volunteers from the Chisholm Ski Club and the community at large, the Alpine Ski area was expanded. The vertical drop was increased from 750 feet to 1150 feet, a novice trail

was added, chair lifts to serve the summit and the novice trail were installed, more trail lighting was provided and snowmaking capacity was increased. All of these improvements were essential to Black Mountain’s continued success, but the crown jewel of the project was the new lodge. Designed to be far more than just a ski lodge, the new structure was intended to serve as a meeting place, social hub, museum and cultural center for the region. Its rugged, rustic interior provides a special, yet familiar environment with lots of open space for formal and informal gatherings of all types. Anyone reading this, and indeed, anyone from the River Valley area or anyone who has ever visited Black Mountain has a stake in the heritage of Black Mountain of Maine. It is yours to enjoy and to become part of. Realizing the dreams of the Chisholm Ski Club, to make Black Mountain of Maine the finest and most complete winter sports facility in the Northeast, is achievable and may, in many ways be closer than any of us imagine. It is through the passion of the people, whether as guests, volunteers or employees, who have chosen to adopt Black Mountain of Maine, that this dream can, and will, become reality. With much gratitude and great expectations for the future, The Black Mountain of Maine board of directors Roger Arsenault, president

 BLACK MOUNTAIN OF MAINE  7 The Chisholm Ski Club and skiing heritage of the River Valley region Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Friday, January 12, 2007

The Chisholm Ski Club is known widely as one of the finest ski competition organizing clubs anywhere. The Club, made up entirely of volunteers, hosts local, regional, state and national races. The club enthusiastically supports competitive skiing in the River Valley area and provides opportunities at the Black Mountain of Maine facili-

Maine Winter Sports Center The Maine Winter Sports Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, economic development corporation. Founded in April 1999 with a grant from the Portland-based Libra Foundation, our mission is to re-establish skiing as a lifestyle in Maine. We look to leverage that lifestyle to create opportunity for rural, economically isolated communities of the state. We are also committed to addressing the devastating health issues facing our youth. Maine is at, or close to the top of the country in the incidence of childhood smoking, obesity, type II diabetes and asthma. Our children are clearly not making good decisions about their health and are suffering the consequences. In fact, we believe that this is the single greatest issue facing our state in this generation. We are dedicated to reaching out to the children of Maine and getting them started on a healthy, active lifestyle early in life and then continue to offer programming that will keep them active for the rest of their lives. To bring our mission to life we have hired a world-class staff, built two world-class Nordic ski centers, more than a dozen community trail systems, acquired three community alpine ski centers and with the support of passionate communities across our state, gotten thousands of Maine children on skis, in most cases, for the first time. In addition to Black Mountain of Maine, we own the 10th Mountain Center in Fort Kent, (the host of the 2004 World Cup Biathlon), the Nordic Heritage Center in Presque Isle (home to the 2006 World Junior Biathlon Championships), and Big Rock Alpine Ski Area (the biggest ski area north of Bangor and, along with Black Mountain of Maine, one of the best skiing values in the state). In addition to these areas, we are affiliated with Pineland Farms Nordic Trails in New Gloucester as a program center.

ties for Nordic and Alpine skiers to learn and excel in their sport. The CSC also seeks to preserve the great regional tradition of skiing and ski racing. All skiing enthusiasts are welcome as members of the Chisholm Ski Club. Presently the club is made up of skiers, parents, former Chisholm Ski Club skiers and other

people interested in supporting our mission. Annual dues are $10 per family. Skiers are expected to compete as a member of the Chisholm Ski Club in all competitions other than school events and non-skiing members are expected to volunteer for at least three club events throughout the season.


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 BLACK MOUNTAIN OF MAINE The Chummy Broomhall Cup

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bout the same time as this insert is delivered, a new chapter in Maine’s Nordic ski racing history will be written in Rumford. Maine Winter Sports Center President Andy Shepard announced November 3 the creation of the Chummy Broomhall Cup Maine Collegiate Ski Championship. The inaugural races, where over 500 skiers are expected to participate, will be held in con-

junction with the NENSA TD Banknorth Eastern Cup/Tour de Rumford event on January 13 and 14, 2007 at Black Mountain of Maine. The two-day event is intended to bring all of Maine’s college Nordic ski teams together to compete for the Cup. “Maine colleges have a long and proud tradition of skiing,” said Shepard. “We are hoping that this event will add to that tradition. We are also hoping this initiative will help give the

Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Friday, January 12, 2007

most talented student/athletes in the country another reason to look at colleges in Maine.” The competition, open to all Maine college ski teams, is named in honor of Rumford native, 10th Mountain Division veteran, two-time Olympian, Olympic course designer, Nordic trail maintenance innovator and the head of Rumford’s legendary Chisholm Ski Club, Wendall “Chummy” Broomhall. The schedule is as follows:

Andy Shepard (right) and Olympian, Wendall “Chummy” Broomhall (left).

• Saturday January 13, 12:30 p.m. Women 10km Classic, 1:30 p.m. Men 15km Classic • Sunday January 14, 11:30 a.m. Women 10km Freestyle, 1:30 p.m. Men 15km Freestyle • The Tour de Rumford event also includes a 1km Freestyle Prologue starting at 2 p.m. Friday January 12. Among those participating in the championships will be teams from the University of Maine campuses of Presque Isle, Fort Kent, Orono and Farmington as well as Colby, Bates and Bowdoin colleges. The top three skiers from each college will be scored in both the men’s and women’s races with the win being awarded to the team having the highest overall score for the two days. The winning team will be able to display the Chummy Broomhall Cup at their campus for the following year.

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Black Mountain of Maine 2007  

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