Hope springs eternal on ski areas. With Weyerhaeuser, the successor to Plum Creek, electing not to proceed with the major recreational development in this region, the local economy has been looking for a savior after the last few didnt pan out. Its definitely not a day trip destination from anywhere except maybe central maine. It makes a drive to Saddleback or Sugarloaf look close by. The area does get a lot of winter snowmachine traffic.