Wednesday, February 24, 2010

To: All Healthy Hometown Program Participants

From: MWSC and Maine Huts & Trails

In an effort to encourage and promote youth participation in winter outdoor recreation, Maine Winter Sports Center (MWSC) and Maine Huts & Trails (MH&T) are pleased to announce a partnership that will provide Maine's elementary and middle school students taking part in the MWSC Healthy Hometowns program with a significant discount on hut lodging fees. Any student who takes part in the Healthy Hometowns program can stay at the huts with their family or as part of an organized group for a special rate of $25pp any Sun-Thu night from Dec 11 - April 1, excluding holidays. A hut stay includes two meals and lodging. Adults who are acting chaperones on group trips are offered member pricing ($65). Adults accompanying healthy hometowns students on non-school or group trips pay regular rates. For more information visit and

The Maine Winter Sports Center was founded in 1999 as an organization designed to promote healthy lifestyles for Maine residents and create opportunity for Maine people, with a focus on rural towns. The Healthy Hometowns program was established by the Maine Winter Sports Center with the mission of getting Maine children outdoors, having fun, and staying physically active. Healthy Hometowns provides low cost ski rentals and programming in the winter, making skiing more accessible to communities and schools across the state. We are committed to an active lifestyle year round.

Maine Huts and Trails is a non-profit organization whose mission is to contribute to the economic, social and natural environment of Maine’s Western Mountain region by creating and operating a world-class recreation corridor for current and future generations. Our backcountry trails enhance access to beautiful lakes, rivers and forest lands, and our low impact huts provide inviting spaces that facilitate outdoor adventures and learning. This self-sustaining resource stimulates environmentally sensitive economic opportunity in the region by attracting visitors of all ages and abilities.

Please contact Connor Cushman, or Dave Herring,, with any questions.