It's very rustic. No electricity or running water. Just a wood stove to heat it. You have to be part of the outing club to go and you're right about chopping wood at the beginning of the year to get access. It can be super crowded at times and you can also have the place to yourself. There's no sign ups or anything so it's basically a free for all. I don't go to umaine but I've gone there with a buddy that does cuz you can bring a couple people if you want.
It can also sleep like a thousand people cuz the top floor is just old mattresses from the school layed on the floor next to each other.
It's a pretty cool place and since it's free you really can't complain.
University of Southern Maine is where it's at, the campus in Gorham has a group of snowboarders that pimp the shit out of a hill on campus with massive booters and 3 or 4 rails. Last year they had a 30 foot elbow jump over a snowbank that they were throwing 9's off. Fun guys.
i guess it is for a weekend if you can stay over, but 2 hours both ways for day trips would blow. that is from umaine in orono, farmington looks like it is less than an hour from loaf and saddleback, which seems reasonable to go ski the morning before afternoon classes or whatever.
i take it you go there man? umf seems pretty sick, just small. ive been looking at the outdoor rec management program, definetly interested in that, plus the how close it is to loaf. do you get any pass deals for loaf, sr or saddleback or titcomb?
Yup I'm a junior here in outdoor recreation business administration. Love the school I coach at saddleback on weekends for a pass then shred riv and loaf weekdays around classes, and before sb opens and after they close. 350ish for a pass to river, loaf, and loon which is sick. And titcomb is only 5-10 dollars a night