You might be surprised to learn that Augusta was once home to not one, but THREE ski areas!  There were also ski areas in Winthrop, Chelsea, and Vassalboro


According to Colby College and, they were:

-Sand Hill in Augusta

-Western View (at the golf course) in Augusta

-Maine Top Ski Tow in Augusta

-Silver Hills in Chelsea

-Gilmour's Hill in Winthrop

-Oak Grove School in Vassalboro


All of these were small operations that operated in the 1950s and 1960s.

If you parents and/or grandparents were originally from Central Maine, I bet they skied at these resorts.

Check out this video about skiing in Maine in the 1950s