Maine Public Announces 3rd Annual Contest Seeking Maine's Ultimate Ski Bum

DATE: January 2, 2017
CONTACT: Cory Morrissey — 207.330.4606

(Portland/Bangor/Lewiston) — Maine Public announces the search for two "Ultimate Ski Bums" across Maine for the third year in a row. Maine Public defines a ski bum as "an individual who knows his or her way around the slopes and just possibly has a winning strategy for avoiding all of their daily responsibilities." Interest and participation in previous ski bum searches has been significant and has included hundreds of entrants from across Maine and New England.

Winners will be selected based on their creativity on this year’s ski bum challenge: building the Ultimate Maine Snowman. Photos of completed snowmen should be submitted to Maine Public at prior to February 1.

Maine Public staff will declare two winners to each receive a prize package including a weekend of free skiing for each winner and 3 of his/her friends at The Camden Snow Bowl, free lodging courtesy of The Country Inn in Camden/Rockport, a dining experience at The Waterfront Restaurant in Camden, and ski gear from Gorham Bike and Ski.

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About Maine Public:

Maine Public is Maine’s premier, independent media resource, dedicated to creating exceptional opportunities for the communities it serves to engage with critical issues, compelling stories and quality entertainment. Maine Public is renowned for creating award-winning programs, as well as airing content from PBS, NPR, and other independent producers. Formed in 1992, Maine Public is an independently owned and operated nonprofit organization with office and studio locations in Bangor, Lewiston, and Portland, Maine. For more information, visit


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