Winter activity enthusiasts have been given their own special gift this year with the recent snowfall amounts. More good news is afoot with local favorite Quoggy Jo Ski Center opening for the season on Monday, December 26th.

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The Quoggy Jo Ski Club was the special project for the Presque Isle Rotary in 2015. There was some necessary lift maintenance, including a new starter motor for the T-lift, among other things. With Rotary’s help and donations from the community Quoggy Jo should be in good shape for opening day.

“We’re really excited to kick the season off with a bang,” said Gene Cronin, president of Quoggy Jo Ski Club. “This particular location on the Fort Road in Presque Isle has been offering an affordable outlet for both big and small ski enthusiasts since 1957 and we’re hoping for another great year.”

One of the other attractions of Quoggy Jo is the ‘Learn to Ski’ program which begins on January 7th and is free of charge. TAMC has sponsored the program in the past and the partnership will continue this year.

The “Learn to Ski” program will take place every Saturday beginning at noon. Cronin said there is talk of expanding the program to include adult classes as well.

Hours of operation for Quoggy Jo will be 11 to 4 on weekends and during school vacations. A Day Pass to ski Quoggy Jo is only $8 and if you’re only a casual skier and need to rent equipment it will run you another $12. For those avid snow birds, a Single Season Pass is $125 and a pass for the whole family for the season is $250.

To learn more or to purchase a season pass contact Gene Cronin at gene@skiquoggyjo.org.

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