LEE, Maine — Bangor Savings Bank and Mount Jefferson Ski Area will offer free skiing and snowboarding passes to anyone who visits the ski area from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, a bank official said Tuesday.
The idea, said Carole Potts, an assistant vice president at the bank, is to raise the profile of the bank and ski area in the eyes of residents.
“We like to be out there in the community and we like to give back,” Potts said Tuesday. “This is one of the ways we can give back, by participating in an event like this. It also allows people to see us, know who we are and get to know us.”
The bank’s volunteers will offer free desserts, sausages, milkshakes and ice cream.
A family-owned and operated business, Mount Jefferson features a mountain with a 432-foot vertical drop and 11 trails, including a beginner’s slope with a 600-foot handle tow, two 2,000-foot T-barlifts, ski lessons for individuals or groups, a ski patrol and a full snack bar, according to skimtjefferson.com.
The promotion does not include equipment rentals or lessons, Potts said.
The event is in its third year. It was held in 2010 and 2011, but a lack of snow cancelled it last year, Potts said.