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Carey Kish of Mount Desert Island has been adventuring in the woods and mountains of Maine for, well, a long time. If there’s a trail—be it on dirt, rock, snow, water or pavement—he will find it, explore it, and write about it. Carey is a two-time Appalachian Trail thru-hiker, Registered Maine Guide, author of AMC’s Best Day Hikes Along the Maine Coast, editor of the AMC Maine Mountain Guide (10th ed.), and has written a hiking & camping column for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram since 2003. Follow his outdoor travels and musings here, and on Facebook/CareyKish. Let Carey know what you think at

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Posted: November 6, 2013

Kick Off the Ski Season with Fireside Chat Premiere Party

The autumn leaves are pretty much gone and the November winds are blowing. If there isn’t frost on your pumpkin these nights, well, you must be in Florida or something. The signs are clear enough that ski season is nearly here – Sunday River is already open for weekend skiing, and Bretton Woods and Killington have both been turning the lifts – and the symptoms, yeah, you’ve got them and I’ve got them. The slopes of white are calling…

Short of getting out there for real, you get can kick start your ski season this Thursday night November 7th at the Fireside Chat Premiere Party in Falmouth, 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Morong Falmouth on US Route 1, with the whole big gig sponsored by Ski Maine and the Ski Museum of Maine.

Photo courtesy Ski Museum of Maine

Come on along and join your ski bum pals, enjoy some munchies and a couple cocktails (cash bar), and take in the exhibits and displays on Maine skiing history and Maine ski areas. There will also be a silent auction for some cool stuff. And the short film, “Tree to Ski,” an 8-minute original flick on the old Paris ski manufacturing process.

Ski historian extraordinaire Scott Andrews will then present a “History of Ski and Snowboarding Competition in Maine,” one a handful of excellent Ski Museum of Maine Fireside Chats.

This fun evening that’s all about skiing will conclude with a 50/50 drawing, and a big raffle drawing, where – if you’re holding a ticket or two – you’ll be eligible to win a whole bunch of great prizes, like a Saddleback day pass, an overnight at Sunday River complete with lift tickets, a Ski Maine Peak-to-Peak Pass, two tix to Sugarloaf, two tix to Shawnee Peak, and two tix to Titcomb Mountain.


But to win the raffle you’ve gotta buy a ticket in advance, which are $10 each. Get ’em here.

Tix to the Fireside Chat are $15, and the $$ goes to benefit Ski Maine and the Ski Museum of Maine.Get tix here.

Hope to see lots of my ski friends this Thursday night!>

More info on “What’s New” and “Skiing on the Cheap” this season in upcoming blog posts here…

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