Pine Haven
Lewiston, ME

1960's

During the 1960's this ski area in Lewiston had a 750 foot long rope tow (1969 Ski Maine Promotion and First Tracks). According to a guidebook from Brian O'Malley, the area was located off Rte. 196 in Lewiston.

According to Gary Henault, the area is now a snow tubing park, with all the old grown up brush removed. So while you can't ski the area today, you can sled it!

Two NELSAP readers remember the area when it was open for skiing:

John Charest has more information: I also remember the other Lost Ski Area in Lewiston called Pine Haven. It was right off of Lisbon St. a couple of miles from the Lewiston/Lisbon border. It was a wide open slope about 400 ft long with a single tow rope lift that closed sometime in the mid 70ís. In 1997 it reopened as a day/night tube sliding area with a rebuilt lodge, a new "tube rope" lift and snow making capabilities. Iíve taken my kids there several times while back in Maine visiting my parents and they enjoyed it quite a bit. I havenít been back for a couple of years and donít know if it is still operating.

So does Gary HenaultI have some information on the old Pine Haven Ski area in Lewiston Me and the Poland Spring Ski Area. Hope this helps you out. The place (Pine Haven) charged $1.50 for twelve hours of skiing. (12pm to midnight) It had one main wide slope and a few small back trails and was serviced by a rope tow which was powered by a tractor. The lodge had about three picnic tables in it. They did have a ski school and a ski patrol but did not make their own snow. They did their grooming with a snowmobile. The lift ticket was nothing more than a colored piece of paper with a date stamped on it. It would get quite crowded on weekends. It lasted a few years then went out of business. The area became an auto repair facility and the lodge became the garage.

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