Hall of Fame Award Winner
The prestigious Hall of Fame Award is presented to Greg Sweetser. Greg Sweetser has worked in the winter sports industry for his entire career. At age 15, Greg joined the National Ski Patrol as a Junior Patroller at Mount Abram Ski Area, where he formed his love of working in the ski business. Greg settled on a career in skiing after moving to Rangeley where he managed the sales and marketing of Saddleback Ski Area and its real estate development. Greg’s community service in Rangeley included fourteen years as a Chamber of Commerce Board Member, serving Chairman of the Advertising Committee before being elected as President of the Board.
In 1996, Greg was named Executive Director of the Ski Maine Association, the non-profit trade association representing Maine’s Alpine ski areas and Nordic Centers. The Ski Maine office is in Portland. Greg, his wife Debby, and two boys, Sam and Eben, relocated to Cumberland Center to live on the family homestead, a 14-acre farm and apple orchard which was settled by the Sweetser family in 1812. Greg served on the Maine Tourism Commission including a term as Chair of the Commission.
Greg was the recipient of the 2006 Governor’s Conference on Tourism Award for excellence in recreation. In 2016, Greg was elected to the Maine Ski Hall of Fame. Greg has been a tireless advocate for tourism and especially its role in the rural Maine economy. Currently Maine’s ski areas are continuing a leading role in snowmaking efficiencies and expansion of their attractions to all seasons. Ski Maine’s active role in the Maine political scene and raising public awareness of winter sports continues to be the focal point of Greg’s time at the helm of the organization.
Register now to join us in honoring Greg at the 96th Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon!