The Bangor space’s solely remaining ski space is up on the market.
New Hermon Mountain ski space was listed for $5 million on Could 25, in accordance with Jessica Wiltbank, an agent with SVN The Masiello Group, who’s brokering the sale.
The 67.5-acre ski space, which closed for the season in March, is the one one within the Bangor space that also gives downhill snowboarding after a handful of different ski areas in Dedham, Newburgh and Winterport, in addition to the Essex Avenue hill in Bangor, closed or had been deserted many years in the past.
The Hermon ski space on Newburgh Highway first opened to the general public in 1960, when it had T-bar lifts and a primitive log cabin, in accordance with Wiltbank.
“It was fairly rustic,” she stated.
The Whitcomb household, its present homeowners, purchased it in 1987 and modernized it, putting in a brand new elevate system and tubing hills and including a brand new lodge in 2005. The Hermon ski space additionally gives snowboarding and snowboarding classes.
The homeowners didn’t reply to a message Monday searching for remark.
Wiltbank stated the Whitcombs are nearing retirement and are searching for a brand new proprietor who will spend money on the property and broaden it past its present capability to supply summertime actions.
Ski areas have turn out to be fashionable leisure areas because the pandemic inspired individuals to have interaction in outside actions, although some resorts initially lower capability to accommodate social distancing.
Whereas Hermon Mountain is the one ski resort within the Bangor space, snowboarding is offered within the Moosehead Lake space, the place a volunteer group has run a nonprofit ski space on a part of the location of a longtime ski resort that closed in 2010.
A Rangeley-based developer, Perry Williams, has proposed increasing the world’s ski choices with a $113.5 million ski resort on the longtime resort website in Large Moose Township that will additionally provide resort lodging, a convention heart, taphouse, restaurant and ziplining.
Perry Williams, the developer, has pitched the proposal as a possibility for Piscataquis County that might revitalize the native financial system and supply year-round jobs. Piscataquis County commissioners have beforehand backed the challenge, whereas critics have cited a worry of overdevelopment of their opposition.