Big Moose Resort’s restoration is great news
By Senator Paul Davis, R-Sangerville Some of the best economic news our region has seen in a long time came true recently with a major financial milestone in the plan to restore, expand and reopen the township’s former ski area from Big Moose into the new four-season Big Moose Resort.
By Senator Paul Davis, R-Sangerville
Some of the best economic news our area has seen in a long time came true recently with a major financial milestone in the plan to restore, expand and reopen the old Township of Big Moose ski area at the new Big Moose Resort. four Seasons. .
The Finance Authority of Maine has approved up to $ 135 million in bond financing, clearing a huge hurdle for the proposed redevelopment of the Greenville area and Piscataquis County ski resort. Funds through FAME will be used to finance the acquisition, rehabilitation and design of the proposed four-season resort located in the Township of Big Moose. The project is expected to create approximately 380 full-time and part-time jobs in the Greenville area.
Steve Hicks, president of Provident Resources Group Inc., responsible for the plan, said his group was grateful for FAME’s support.
“We look forward to getting to work revitalizing this once popular ski mountain and expanding the region’s offering throughout the year to help drive continued economic development in the Greenville area.” , did he declare.
The plan was also approved by Piscataquis County Commissioners who recently approved additional funding for the project, in which new value is returned to the station.
A new chairlift is expected to be installed this year and ready for the 2021-2022 ski season, but the success of the new facility will depend on its ability to attract tourists year round, not just during the ski season. Sunday River and Sugarloaf have also invested millions in summer and fall activities in recent years.
The resort plan is to also offer non-ski activities such as snowmobiling, snowshoeing, boating, hiking, fishing, mountain biking and ziplining and includes a hotel, restaurant, marina, condominiums and resorts. townhouses. Food trucks could also travel to the complex.
If the plan is successful, this new facility could be a major and indispensable economic driver for the region for years to come.
Davis represents District 4 in the Maine State Senate.