BIG MOOSE TOWNSHIP — Vandals have caused thousands of dollars of damage to the Big Squaw Mountain Resort ski area in western Maine.

Guy Dow of the Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Department said the culprits smashed television sets, tossed chairs through plate glass windows and chopped doors with axes sometime over Memorial Day weekend. They also smashed a soda machine, rifled through offices and threw boots, chairs and ski lift parts through the ski shop windows.

The Bangor Daily News said the resort in Big Moose Township outside of Greenville has had only limited operations in recent years and wasn’t open at all last winter.