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  1. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by chuckstah View Post
    Thanks. Love the reports from the obscure areas that I haven't made it to yet, and in this case may never go.

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    If not for work, I'd like never have made it to Lonesome Pine today or Big Rock a couple of years ago. I'm actually staying in Edmundston, NB tonight as it's the closest place to Ft Kent with decent hotels. I had never been, but it's quite the little metro area between here and Madawaska. About 20k people.

    Hopefully I find reason for work to make it back up here again as I'd like to check out Mont Farlagne at some point as well.

    http://www.montfarlagne.com/?lang=en

    What's cool about going to these places is to momentarily immerse yourself in the local ski culture. You talk to some people and these are the only places they have ever skied and they absolutely love the sport just the same.

    Can't say if I'd ever come back here again if not for work. It's a long ass drive, but I've grown a bit fond of the area and Acadian culture. Friendliest people in New England for sure.

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  2. #12
    Oh and one other interesting thing. New Brunswick is a different time zone than Maine. It's an hour ahead. I imagine some of the locals cross the river and celebrate NYE twice in two different countries!

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    Very cool. Id love to spend some time up there.


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  4. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by deadheadskier View Post
    So, my work often has me traveling to some far off corners in New England. Today, that would be perhaps the farthest corner in FT Kent, Maine. I decided to bag off work early and grab a couple of hours of skiing at their local hill.

    I think I can say with great confidence that Lonesome Pine probably had the best conditions of any ski area in New England today. They received zero rain from the New Year's Eve event. All perfect powder snow. Not a scratchy spot to be found on the groomers. Hero cord. Ungroomed had a solid 5" of blower.

    Pretty cool place. One T Bar. One handle tow. Skis much bigger than their 430' vertical suggests. Trail lengths seemed similar to Tiger pod at Gunstock. They have a couple of wide trails lit for night skiing and a narrower, winding trail lit (barely) for a park. Beyond that they had 4-5 old school classic New England runs without lights and to my surprise, a few glades. Nothing all that steep, but a fun pitch with zero run out.

    Wednesdays they operate from 3-9PM for $25. I managed to sample a glade and a couple of the old school trails before patrol roped them for the night. Perfect snow everywhere, just cold. As soon as the sun went down it dropped to -5

    Pics to follow.

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    Nice report !! Too bad its not day trippable !!

  5. #15
    What a cool place! Thanks for the TR.
    SoVT

  6. #16
    Great trip, I've always wanted to go there too. Have you ever been by the Biathlon Ski Center in Presque Isle, about 50 miles away? I want to check that place out too? Would be a fun trip?


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