Grab your skis or snowboard and head to Portland…really!

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If you can’t get to the mountain, than Ski Maine will bring the mountain to you—at least if you live in Greater Portland. Payson Hill, in Portland’s Payson Park, is being transformed into the Payson Hill Terrain Park, courtesy of the Portland Recreation Department, with support of the Ski Maine Association. Yup, snowmaking, boxes, rails, and fun are in the forecast, especially for Wednesdays in the Park, from 1-3:30 p.m., through Feb. 16.

Ski Maine will have tent during Wednesdays in the Park, when uniformed staff from Maine ski areas will ski, ride, and demonstrate moves. No equipment or formal lessons are available, but there will be lots of support, guidance, and cheer.

Payson Hill, long a popular sledding venue, has gained new fans with the addition of the terrain park. Waterlines were added in 2009, allowing snowmaking to begin in 2010. For 2011, the hill was enlarged and contoured features were added to the slope.

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  1. […] New Now: a terrain park in Portlland Maine Posted on January 18, 2011 by Ski Getaways The Maine Travel Maven, a great site if you are interested in travel in that state, has just published an article revealing that Ski Maine has set up a terrain park in Payson Park in the city of Portland. Now, in addition to sledding, there is ski and rider terrain there. Click here for the full article. […]

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