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Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Maine's Tobogganing Championship
Lauren Abbate | BDN
A two-person team crosses the finish line at the 29th annual U.S. National Toboggan Championship
So now that we have a little snow in Connecticut to put us in the winter mood think back to the fun you use to have riding the family toboggans down the near by hills. They we great fun unless you were one always dragging the toboggan back up the hill. Here is a what the Toboggan championships look like last week in Bangor Maine.
About 5,000 people attended the three-day event at the Camden Snow Bowl, including about 1,000 racers, according to organizer Holly Anderson. This year’s turnout was one of the highest the event has generated in the 29 years it’s been held.
“It was an awesome, awesome weekend. We had a record number of spectators come in,” Anderson said. “Because of the cold temperatures, I think a lot of people were coming and going more often, so it allowed more people to come in and experience the nationals.”
Revenue from the championships helps offset the operating cost of the Camden Snow Bowl, which is a town-owned ski area. Annually, the event brings in about $25,000 to a high of $55,000 for the Snow Bowl.
While this year’s revenue is not yet known, Anderson said she is confident this was a banner year financially. Organizers broke a revenue record from the $10 parking fees this weekend, Anderson said. Continue reading at the Bangor Daily News