Chad Sisson adjusts a snow gun Dec. 8, 2020, as volunteers make snow at Quarry Road Trails in Waterville. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Chad Sisson adjusts a snow gun as volunteers make snow Dec. 8, 2020, at Quarry Road Trails in Waterville. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Wally Donovan, a snowmaking volunteer, checks the pressurized water and air combo on a snow gun Dec. 8, 2020, at Quarry Road Trails in Waterville. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Caleb Cote, a junior at Messalonskee High School, helps other volunteers make snow Dec. 6, 2020, at Quarry Road Trails. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

A young skier celebrates in the snow Jan. 31 at Quarry Road Trails in Waterville. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

A member of the Quarry Road Ski Club offers a skiing lesson while snow is made Jan. 31 at Quarry Road Trails in Waterville. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Members of the Quarry Road Ski Club gather on top of a mound of man-made snow Jan. 29 as the snow guns create a small blizzard at Quarry Road Trails in Waterville. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

A Nordic skier at Quarry Road Trails in Waterville on Jan. 29. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

A snow gun fires snow on two skiers Jan. 31 at Quarry Road Trails in Waterville. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

A volunteer checks the constancy of the snow as snowmaking operations ramp up to make up for the lack of snow this winter Jan. 29 at Quarry Road Trails in Waterville. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

A snow gun fires snow at two skiers Jan. 31 at Quarry Road Trails in Waterville. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

A snow gun fires snow on to a skier Jan. 31 at Quarry Road Trails in Waterville. Snow guns saved the winter for central Mainers. The third warmest winter on record and continued dry conditions made Quarry Road the only Nordic ski area to have snow through January. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Skiers hit the trails Dec. 15, 2020, as the sun shines in Waterville. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Nordic skiers get blasted by a snow gun Jan. 30 at Quarry Road Trails in Waterville. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

A snow gun fires snow on a skier climbing a snow pile Jan. 31 at Quarry Road Trails in Waterville. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Outdoor enthusiasts climb the giant mound of snow Feb. 10 at Quarry Road Trails in Waterville. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

A skier stands on top of a mound of snow as snow guns fire in the distance Jan. 29 at Quarry Road Trails in Waterville. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Frank Bouchard, a local CPA, takes a break from preparing taxes for a mid-afternoon ski session in his shorts at Quarry Road in Waterville on March 22. The temperatures reached the low 70s, but skiing was still possible, puddles and all. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel


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