Snowboard Iskola

If you grew up snowboarding in Southern Maine (raises hand), chances are you've spun laps at Lost Valley. The mountain is significantly smaller than more well-known Maine resorts Sunday River and Sugarloaf, but is no less beloved. The Auburn, Maine mountain operates as an accessible, mom-and-pop resort that has been a favorite spot for generations, offering learning, park laps, and quick rips for the local community.

Located less than an hour's drive north of Portland, the resort's location and and affordable tickets emphasize accessibility. The mountain's size is similar to hills in the Midwest. (There could be a rope tow opportunity here?)

Lost Valley closed for the season on Saturday, March 30th, but this week's Nor'easter that barrelled into Maine Wednesday night has brought over a foot of snow. Lost Valley just announced it would re-open for bonus days Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 5-7th.

Local Maine NBC affiliate shared the above report on Thursday.

Resorts like Lost Valley are often the first stop in falling in love with snowboarding due to their affordable ticket prices and beginner-friendly trails. Resorts that pump the lifeblood of snowboarding into local communities. Resorts that boast a lot of heart despite having less vertical feet.

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If you're local to Central and Southern Maine, Lost Valley opens on Friday for the weekend and adult tickets are only $29. Kids' tickets are $10.