October 18, 2019
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Cold stretch helps Camden Snow Bowl open earlier than usual

Ashley L. Conti | BDN file
Ashley L. Conti | BDN file
A team zips down the chute during the U.S. National Toboggan Championships at the Snow Bowl in Camden in a 2015 file photo.
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CAMDEN, Maine — Camden’s ski area will open a week earlier than expected thanks to upgraded snowmaking equipment and a cold stretch of weather.

Landon Fake, general manager of the Camden Snow Bowl, said in a Tuesday news release that the ski area would open Saturday, Dec. 17, a week earlier than expected.

“Already we’ve gotten in 75 hours of snowmaking, allowing us to open a week ahead of our target date,” Fake said. “We usually aim to open at the start of the Christmas holiday, but conditions so far have been favorable and we’re ready.”

Fake said temperatures have been ideal for running snowmaking machines. In addition, the venue got about 6 inches of natural snow fall early this week.

Instructional programs start the day after Christmas, including a Christmas vacation camp for students.

“We’re relieved and excited to be off to an early start,” Fake said.

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