Camden Snow Bowl referendum passes in landslide

Posted Nov. 05, 2013, at 9:34 p.m.
Last modified Nov. 05, 2013, at 9:58 p.m.

CAMDEN, Maine — Camden voters overwhelmingly agreed Tuesday night to borrow up to $2 million for a major upgrade at the Camden Snow Bowl.

The bond referendum was approved 1,124-239.

“We can’t thank the voters of Camden enough for their support,” said Rick Knowlton, co-chairman of the Ragged Mountain Redevelopment Committee. “We look forward to making the improvement.”

The $2 million that will be borrowed by the town will match $4.5 million in private money that has been raised and pledged.

Work is expected t0 begin in the spring.

The redevelopment of the Snow Bowl calls for new ski lifts, an expanded beginners ski area, added and improved parking, new snowmaking equipment and a new, larger lodge.

The latest estimate on the cost of the proposed two-story, 8,400-square-foot lodge is nearly $2.2 million. The new lodge would replace the existing lodge, which is slightly more than 4,000 square feet.

The lodge is scheduled to be the final part of the construction project, tentatively set to be built in 2015.

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