Our ownership group, Bigelow Mountain Partners LLC, was started by 3 Mainers who are all alumni of Carrabassett Valley Academy. They rescued the Winterstick brand from bankruptcy in 2000 and have been working to with the brand since then. In 2014 Seth Wescott became involved as an owner and approached Sugarloaf about letting us use the old West Mountain Chair Barn as a factory. In 2015 we reached an agreement with Sugarloaf and in 2016 opened the 1st ski and snowboard factory in the world with a chairlift coming out of it. We wanted to build here in Maine. We love the state and most of us remember the mills in Lewiston, Waterville, and the rest of Maine pumping out high quality products. We want to do the same.