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Snow Bowl redevelopment
  • Published
    January 4, 2012

    Snow Bowl to reconsider dog prohibition

    Dog owners will have a chance to help revise a rule that currently prohibits pets from being on Ragged Mountain Recreation Area property between Dec. 1 and March 31, after citizens responded to that rule at the Jan. 3 meeting of the Camden Select Board. At the start of that meeting, Camden Town Manager Patricia Finnigan addressed reports that Development Director Brian Hodges is under investigation for possibly ...

  • Published
    August 22, 2011

    Camden grants trail and boat ramp contracts, sets hearing agenda

    A new hiking, biking and Nordic ski trail at the Ragged Mountain Recreation Area will be built by a Skowhegan firm. The Camden Select Board voted 4-1 on Aug. 16 to empower Recreation Director Jeff Kuller, Town Manager Roberta Smith and Town Attorney William Kelly to enter into negotiation with Applied Forestry of Skowhegan to begin work this fall. Board member John French opposed the motion, after stating his ...

  • Published
    July 22, 2011

    Alternative lodge design for Camden Snow Bowl

    The Ragged Mountain Redevelopment Association has worked hard over the past two and half years developing a master plan and raising money for the upgrade of the Camden Snow Bowl. In December 2010, the committee had to scrap the proposed lodge design since it was too large and well over budget. The design was also controversial and not well received by the general public. Since that time, the RMRA has been ...

  • Published
    July 22, 2011

    Ragged Mountain redevelopment success dependent on community support

    The recreation facilities at Ragged Mountain mean many things to many people. Whether you have skied, hiked, biked, tobogganed, paddled, played softball, football, tennis, or attended a wedding, private party or special event, you have experienced the gift that most of us call the Snow Bowl. For 75 years, from the days of the Great Depression, the recreation area has served the outdoor recreation needs and more ...

  • Published
    July 21, 2011

    Revamped Snow Bowl lodge design ready for public review

    Proposed designs for a new Camden Snow Bowl lodge at Ragged Mountain have been scaled down and retooled by the architect, and committees backing its creation are hoping the public will like it. Architect Stephen Blatt of Portland will present new drawings and models of a two-story, 8,500-square-foot lodge July 27 at a community comment meeting, beginning at 7 p.m. in the existing lodge at the mountain. On Aug. ...

  • Published
    June 14, 2011

    New lodge design to be unveiled at Snow Bowl

    The Ragged Mountain Recreation Area Redevelopment Committee will meet Thursday, June 16 at 5:30 p.m. to review a new version of Architect Stephen Blatt's plan for a new lodge at the Camden Snow Bowl. Parks and Recreation Director Jeff Kuller said the interior layout of the building had not changed since early spring, but that the new design "has an interesting roof." He said the committee saw three versions of ...

  • Published
    March 30, 2011

    Snow bowl plans get scaled back

    Members of the public joined architects, engineers, contractors, and others with experience in project development, design and construction on March 29 to hear from the Ragged Mountain Recreation Area Redevelopment Committee and architect Stephen Blatt about a new concept for the expansion of the lodge and facilities at the Camden Snow Bowl. Building Committee Chairman Don Gross moderated the three-and-a-half-ho...

  • Published
    March 28, 2011

    Design workshop for Camden Snow Bowl

    A public meeting will be held at the Ragged Mountain Recreation Area on Tuesday, March 29 to review progress on the RMRA Redevelopment Project. While the March 29 meeting will be open to the public, Ragged Mountain Recreation Area Redevelopment Committee co-Chairman Rick Knowlton said the primary purpose of the gathering was to "invite professionals, other architects, engineers, contractors, folks with experienc...

  • Published
    February 10, 2011

    Ski lodge plans go back to drawing board

    Members of the building committee of the Ragged Mountain Recreation Area Redevelopment Committee are working on a brochure and public charrette process that would explain the progress and pitfalls of their proposed $6.5 million project to upgrade facilities at the Camden Snow Bowl. Building committee members met Feb. 3 for an update on discussions with architect Stephen Blatt, after projected costs for a new ...

  • Published
    September 27, 2010

    Mountain of possibilities takes shape with new chairlift

    After 35 years of service, the creaky chairlift at the Camden Snow Bowl is facing its last winter as the primary ride up Ragged Mountain. In the wings to replace it is a used triple chair, a 1984 Riblet, that will be purchased this fall from Shawnee Peak in Bridgton and delivered to Camden, where it will be overhauled and installed for use in winter 2011. Buyers of the new lift are banking that this news will ...

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