From the Dec. 31, 1970, edition of the Portland Evening Express:

“It’s been a banner holiday period for Gorham Community Ski Tow, a nonprofit project of the Gorham Kiwanis Club located off Water Street within walking distance of the village. With the snow base at an unprecedented total for December, the slope has been a popular spot since it opened for the season Dec. 19.”

A sunny day in December 1970 at the Gorham Community Ski Tow, located off Water Street in Gorham village. Originally published in the Dec. 31, 1970 Portland Evening Express. Courtesy of Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives.

A sunny day in December 1970 at the Gorham Community Ski Tow, located off Water Street in Gorham village. Originally published in the Dec. 31, 1970, Portland Evening Express. Courtesy of Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives.

The view from the warming hut at the Gorham Community Ski Tow, located off Water Street in Gorham village. Originally published in the Dec. 31, 1970 edition of the Portland Evening Express. Courtesy of Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives.

The view from the warming hut at the Gorham Community Ski Tow, located off Water Street in Gorham village. Originally published in the Dec. 31, 1970, edition of the Portland Evening Express. Courtesy of Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives.

Skiers line up to ride up the rope tow at the Gorham Community Ski Tow in this photo from the Dec. 31, 1970 Portland Evening Express. Courtesy of Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives.

Skiers line up to ride up the rope tow at the Gorham Community Ski Tow in this photo from the Dec. 31, 1970, Portland Evening Express. Courtesy of Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives.

The Portland Room of the Portland Public Library is in the process of organizing and conserving the archival collection of original Portland Press Herald, Maine Sunday Telegram and Evening Express photographic negatives — a major collection that spans from 1937 to 2005. Find more photos at www.pressherald.com/flashback/.