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Titcomb Mountain in 2014
Titcomb Mountain Ski Area
Farmington, Maine
Status: Open
First Season:1941-42
Vertical Drop:340 feet
Standing Lifts:Surface lifts
Past Lifts:Surface lifts
Left: Titcomb Mountain in 2014
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Located southwest of Farmington, Titcomb Mountain Ski Area has been serving local and regional skiers for decades.

Franklin Ski Club

The roots of Titcomb ski area date back to the spring of 1939, when a group of skiers met and commenced work on forming the Franklin Ski and Outing Club. Early outings took place on Voter Hill. The Franklin Ski Club formally filed with the State of Maine as a non-profit in February of 1941.

The group eventually selected 712 foot Morrison Hill and started work on a slope. The rope tow served slope likely debuted for the 1941-42 season.

On March 1, 1945, ski instructor and racer Captain John Abbott Titcomb was killed in action in the Phillipines. The ski area was named in his honor in 1948, while the base lodge was dedicated in his memory in 1949 (funded by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Titcomb).
1950s Expansion

Ski school at Titcomb in the 1950s
Ski school at Titcomb in the 1950s

After operating for a decade and a half as a rope tow area, the Titcomb Slope expanded, thanks in part to low interest loans provided by the Titcomb family. A 1,300 foot long Pomalift was installed for the 1956-57 season, while a new summit warming hut was also constructed.

By the time the 1964-65 season commenced, Titcomb Slopes offered day and night skiing, serviced by the Pomalift and a rope tow. The facility featured 4 trails, 40 acres of slopes sometimes compared to those at Cranmore, cross country skiing, and two ski jumps.

T-Bars and Snowmaking

Titcomb in the 1970s
Titcomb in the 1970s

Most likely in the summer of 1969, the Maine Vocational School helped to convert the Pomalift to a T-Bar, likely using parts from the lift at recently closed Bald Mountain in Oquossuc. The lodge may have also been expanded around this time.

A new racing trail was added for the 1971-72 season, coinciding with an expanded racing program.

A second T-Bar, from Cannon Mountain, was likely installed for the 1973-74 season. Likely due to poor snowfall, the lift wasn't dedicated until early 1975. The poor 1973-74 season likely also resulted in the installation of snowmaking for the 1974-75 season.

Following three consecutive bad seasons to start the 1980s, the Farmington Ski Club found itself in debt due to mounting deficits. A new snowmaking pump helped improve their snowmaking capabilities in 1983, while more fundraisers and cooperative weather helped convert deficits into surplusses by the time the 1984-85 season came to a close.

Following a significant fundraising campaign, the base lodge was doubled in size for the 1988-89 season.

Three trails may have been added 1993 and 1994, while the snowmaking pond was tripled in size. Night skiing terrain was also expanded.

Upper Fox (2016)
Upper Fox (2016)

After yet another fundraising campaign, a handle tow lift was purchased from Cranmore and installed at Titcomb for the 2003-2004 season, improving the skiing experience for beginners.

Titcomb continues to operate at present, featuring snowmaking and night skiing, as well as plentiful nordic terrain.

NewEnglandSkiConditions.com Reports
Month Average Percent of Terrain Open
February50%    (1 report)50 Open
Recent Conditions Reports
Feb. 28, 2016 by rocket21
Loose Granular, Spring Snow
Titcomb Mountain Ski Area on NewEnglandSkiConditions.com

Image Gallery
March 1, 1995 Lewiston Sun Journal
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Lifts
Click on lift name for information and photos
Standing Lifts
Installed
The #1 T-Bar in 2008
#1 T-Bar
Poma-Hall
T-Bar
1969-70
The #2 T-Bar in 2008
#2 T-Bar
Constam-Hall
T-Bar
1973-74

Past Lifts
Seasons
Poma

Platter
1956-57
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1968-69

Maps
1976-77 Titcomb Mountain Map2000-01 Titcomb Mountain Trail Map2001-02 Titcomb Mountain Trail Map2002-03 Titcomb Mountain Trail Map2003-04 Titcomb Mountain Trail Map2004-05 Titcomb Mountain Trail Map
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Year by Year History
Adult Weekend Full Day Lift Ticket; Adult Full Price Unlimited Season Pass
2010s Ticket Price Season Pass Price
Pass Payback
Opening Day
Closing Day
Skier Visits
2017-182017-18 Ticket Price Graph$235.002017-18 Season Pass Price Graph2017-18 Skier Visit Graph
2016-17$22.002016-17 Ticket Price Graph$225.002016-17 Season Pass Price Graph10.2 daysDecember 17March 262016-17 Skier Visit Graph
2015-16$22.002015-16 Ticket Price Graph$225.002015-16 Season Pass Price Graph10.2 daysDecember 30March 132015-16 Skier Visit Graph
2014-15$20.002014-15 Ticket Price Graph2014-15 Season Pass Price GraphMarch 292014-15 Skier Visit Graph
2013-14$20.002013-14 Ticket Price Graph2013-14 Season Pass Price GraphDecember 14March 292013-14 Skier Visit Graph
2012-13$20.002012-13 Ticket Price Graph2012-13 Season Pass Price GraphDecember 28March 242012-13 Skier Visit Graph
2011-12$25.002011-12 Ticket Price Graph2011-12 Season Pass Price Graph2011-12 Skier Visit Graph
2000s Ticket Price Season Pass Price
Pass Payback
Opening Day
Closing Day
Skier Visits
2008-09$24.002008-09 Ticket Price Graph2008-09 Season Pass Price Graph2008-09 Skier Visit Graph
2007-08$24.002007-08 Ticket Price Graph2007-08 Season Pass Price Graph2007-08 Skier Visit Graph
2006-07$22.002006-07 Ticket Price Graph2006-07 Season Pass Price Graph2006-07 Skier Visit Graph
2005-06$22.002005-06 Ticket Price Graph2005-06 Season Pass Price Graph2005-06 Skier Visit Graph
2004-05$19.002004-05 Ticket Price Graph2004-05 Season Pass Price Graph2004-05 Skier Visit Graph
2003-04$19.002003-04 Ticket Price Graph2003-04 Season Pass Price Graph2003-04 Skier Visit Graph
2002-03$17.002002-03 Ticket Price Graph2002-03 Season Pass Price Graph2002-03 Skier Visit Graph
2001-02$16.002001-02 Ticket Price Graph2001-02 Season Pass Price Graph2001-02 Skier Visit Graph
2000-01$16.002000-01 Ticket Price Graph2000-01 Season Pass Price Graph2000-01 Skier Visit Graph
1990s Ticket Price Season Pass Price
Pass Payback
Opening Day
Closing Day
Skier Visits
1998-99$14.001998-99 Ticket Price Graph1998-99 Season Pass Price Graph1998-99 Skier Visit Graph
1970s Ticket Price Season Pass Price
Pass Payback
Opening Day
Closing Day
Skier Visits
1970-71$4.001970-71 Ticket Price Graph1970-71 Season Pass Price Graph1970-71 Skier Visit Graph
1969-70$3.501969-70 Ticket Price Graph1969-70 Season Pass Price Graph1969-70 Skier Visit Graph
1960s Ticket Price Season Pass Price
Pass Payback
Opening Day
Closing Day
Skier Visits
1968-69$4.001968-69 Ticket Price Graph1968-69 Season Pass Price Graph1968-69 Skier Visit Graph

Visitor Memories
"I used to ski Titcomb back in the late 60's early 70's with my friends the Griffin boys. I burned out so many pair of gloves on the rope tow. They knew all the woods trails and we really learned to ski well by chasing each other as fast as we couldWE tried the larger wood ski jump one time with downhill skis. We only tried it one time"
Bob Jensen, Feb. 16, 2015
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External Links
  • Titcomb Mountain Ski Area - official site
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  • Last updated: August 27, 2016

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