Snow guns laid down a fresh layer of powder Sunday morning on Locke Mountain at Sunday River Ski Resort in Newry. About 150 snow guns worked over the weekend in preparation of the opening of the 2015-2016 season Monday.

Sunday River plans to open Monday

By Ernie Clark on Oct. 16, 2015, at 12:15 p.m.
This could be the earliest Sunday River will have opened in nearly 20 years.
Carrabassett Valley Academy Snowboard Program Director Michael Mallon (left) and CVA student-athletes (from left) Kristen Venuto, Devryn Valley, Liam Moffatt, Max Yudajev and Katie Wilson are at the World Junior Snowboard Championships this week in Yabuli, China.

West Gardiner native to compete in World Junior Snowboarding Championships

By Sam Bonsey, Special to the BDN on March 09, 2015, at 5:05 p.m.
West Gardiner native Devryn Valley is one of 30 U.S. competitors at this week’s World Junior Snowboarding Championships in Yabuli, China. Valley, 19, has become one of the top young snowboard competitors in the country this winter. He qualified for the junior world championships after meeting the U.S. criteria with …
Jamie Poitras of Old Orchard Beach grinds across a rail during Rail Jam, the kickoff event of the inaugural Winterfest in Portland. Snowboarders sponsored by Long’s Board Shop will performs jumps and tricks on the Shawnee Peak rail course.

Snowboarders, skiers catch some air at Winterfest in Portland

By Robert F. Bukaty on Jan. 23, 2015, at 8:37 p.m.
Snowboarders and a skier took turns dropping off an 11-foot-high mound of snow, quickly gaining enough speed to catch some air and then grind across rails and other obstacles during Rail Jam. The event kicked off the inaugural Winterfest weekend in downtown Portland. The city provided about …
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Augusta native Julia Clukey, US luge team return to World Cup circuit

By Ernie Clark on Jan. 02, 2015, at 1:47 p.m.
KOENIGSSEE, Germany –- Augusta’s Julia Clukey and the rest of the U.S. luge team return to World Cup tour action this weekend on a technically challenging Bavarian track. The U.S. squad is coming off a productive December when it secured seven medals and had three lugers, Olympians Erin Hamlin, Chris …
Two-time Olympic gold medalist Seth Wescott was awaited by a crowd of people gathered to see him at his homecoming celebration in 2010. Wescott won the gold medal in snowboard cross at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games.

Dreams born on Sugarloaf reach the mountains of Japan for Seth Wescott

By Lauren Abbate, Special to the BDN on Nov. 20, 2014, at 2:31 p.m.
Carrabassett Valley’s own two-time Olympic gold medalist snowboarder Seth Wescott has pretty much done it all in his roughly 25-year career. From Sugarloaf to Torino to Vancouver and back again, Wescott has been around the world and is still chasing new opportunities and new tracks of powder for the sport …
Members of the Maine Warden Service gather at the public boat access lot at Megunticook Lake in Camden as they prepare to send divers into the water in search of a James Wescott, who fell in on Tuesday morning.

Wardens find body of James Wescott, father of Olympic snowboarder

By Abigail Curtis and Stephen Betts on May 27, 2014, at 4:48 p.m.
CAMDEN | The body of 71-year-old James Wescott, beloved coach and father of Olympic snowboarder Seth Wescott, was found Tuesday night in Megunticook Lake, where he drowned Tuesday morning while rowing with a friend, according to John MacDonald, spokesperson for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Wescott …
Shaun White of the U.S. crashes during the men's snowboard halfpipe final event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games, in Rosa Khutor February 11, 2014.

Shaun White finishes fourth as Swiss ‘I-Pod’ wins halfpipe gold

By Nick Mulvenney, Reuters on Feb. 11, 2014, at 2:14 p.m.
ROSA KHUTOR, Russia — Iouri “I-Pod” Podladtchikov nailed the run of a lifetime to win the halfpipe gold for Switzerland at the Sochi Games on Tuesday and bring a stunning end to Shaun White’s eight-year reign as Olympic champion. One of the only riders who can match American White in …
Winner Sage Kotsenburg of the U.S. celebrates after the men's snowboard slopestyle final competition at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor on Feb. 8, 2014.

Winter Olympics Day 1: US claims first gold medal

By Mike Collett-White, Reuters on Feb. 08, 2014, at 9:20 a.m.
SOCHI, Russia — Russia’s Winter Olympics sprang into action on Saturday with the first five gold medals decided, and the world began to forget the security fears and political wrangling that had marred the buildup to the most expensive Games ever staged. The United States claimed the first gold in …
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Wescott fails to advance in Winter X snowboardcross; Baumgartner receives final Olympic team berth

By Ernie Clark on Jan. 24, 2014, at 5:34 p.m.
Neither two-time Olympic gold medalist Seth Wescott of Carrabassett Valley nor fellow 2010 Olympian Nick Baumgartner advanced beyond the quarterfinals of Friday’s Snowboarder X competition at the Winter X Games in Boulder, Colo. But Baumgartner said later in the day that he had been selected to the U.S. Olympic team …
Russell Currier was 12 for 20 on the range during the men's mass start at the US National Championships in March 2009.

Maine biathlete Currier undeterred by Olympic terror concerns

By Ernie Clark on Jan. 21, 2014, at 2:08 p.m.
The lead-up to next month’s Winter Olympics is filled with stories of athletes overcoming the odds to earn their chance to compete on the world’s largest sporting stage. But it has also generated fears of possible terror attacks at or near the site of the games in Sochi, Russia, as …
Seth Wescott of Carrabassett Valley surges down Sugarloaf Mountain during an event last year. The 37-year-old Wescott has not qualified for the Olympics, but could be made a discretionary pick based on his past success.

Wescott’s quest to defend Olympic snowboardcross gold medals in jeopardy

By Ernie Clark on Jan. 11, 2014, at 4:18 p.m.
Seth Wescott’s bid to win a third straight Olympic gold medal in snowboardcross is in jeopardy. The 37-year-old veteran from Carrabassett Valley finished 31st overall Sunday in the final FIS Snowboard World Cup qualifying event before the Winter Olympics next month in Sochi, Russia. That followed a 49th-place finish earlier …
Two-time Olympic gold medalist Seth Wescott acknowledges a crowd during a homecoming celebration at the Sugarloaf ski resort in March 2010.

Maine Olympian expresses concerns over suicide bombings in Russia

By Sergei Karpov, Reuters on Jan. 01, 2014, at 3:49 p.m.
Maine Olympian Seth Wescott, a two-time gold-medal winner in the snowboard cross, expressed his concerns in a report in USA Today surrounding two recent suicide bombings in Volgograd, Russia, that have occurred with less than six weeks before the Sochi Games. “It definitely concerns me,” Wescott told USA Today Monday …
Thousands of pieces of ski gear are organized in the Bangor Parks and Recreation for the 2012 Penobscot Valley Ski Club Ski Sale. A similar selection of new and used ski and snowboard gear will make up the 2013 sale, scheduled for Oct. 19.

Mountain of ski gear anticipated for annual Bangor sale

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Oct. 16, 2013, at 9:18 a.m.
Outfitters throughout the state will offer discounted gear at the 43rd Annual Penobscot Valley Ski Club Sale scheduled to run 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Bangor Parks and Recreation building at 647 Main Street in Bangor. In addition to downhill and cross-country skis, the …

Wescott top qualifier for Sugarloaf Banked Slalom snowboarding event

on March 23, 2013, at 5:15 p.m.
CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine – Two-time Olympic gold medal winning snowboarder Seth Wescott posted the fastest time of the day during today’s qualifying round of the third annual Sugarloaf Banked Slalom, finishing the course in 1:19.11, more than four seconds ahead of the second place qualifier. Defending Sugarloaf Banked Slalom champion …