I learned how to ski at Lost Valley. You make dreams come true. You are like a family to us. You helped me in so many ways. I met my goal and mastered the big hill. I also raced in my first community ski race at Lost Valley. It was a great experience for us to do it. When my name was called out for the final competition, I couldn’t believe it. It was like a dream and the best experience I ever had in my life.

I love this ski resort and we are going to miss it. We have great memories of Lost Valley and of the Central Maine Adaptive Ski Program which makes everything possible for us. Thanks to Lost Valley and Central Maine Adaptive Ski Program, we learned to ski and met all our goals. When I found out that Lost Valley was closing. I felt a lot of emotions because of how much I love Lost Valley. The BBAASO Bears Ski Team would like to thank Lost Valley for all the years we skied and practiced there. We hope you stay open for another year.

Anna McDougal

Editor’s Note: The preceding letter is from Anna McDougal of Wiscasset, a student of the Central Maine Adaptive Ski program, which teaches children and adults with disabilities how to ski and snowboard. Anna skied at Lost Valley every Thursday night, with her Special Olympic ski team, The BBAASO Bears, to practice for the Special Olympics Winter Games at Sugarloaf. Without Lost Valley, Anna and her team will be without a mountain to practice for their big competition. The letter has been submitted by the BBAASO Bears Ski Coach Connie French-Smith.