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SAM Magazine—Camden, Maine, Nov. 8, 2012—Jeff Kuller, the popular director of parks and recreation, including the Camden Snow Bowl, died Nov. 4. He was cutting a tree limb in his yard when he suffered a head injury and died.

Since 2004, Kuller had created a series of successes for Camden and the larger community that skis, hikes, and bikes on Ragged Mountain. He expanded terrain for all those sports and revived Nordic skiing at the mountain. Kuller also upgraded the snowmaking plant, re-energized the learn-to-ski program in area schools, and built a beginner slope.

"He has left a big mark on this community," said Rick Knowlton, chairman of the Ragged Mountain Redevelopment Committee, which is overseeing a major overhaul of the Snow Bowl.

A memorial service is being held today at the Camden Opera House. Memorial donations may be made to the Ragged Mountain Recreation Area Foundation, P.O. Box 438, Camden, ME 04843.

For more on Kuller's life and accomplishments, see the article in the local paper, the Penobscot Bay Pilot, at


Ragged Lifestyle

Considering there have been few-to-no skier deaths @ snow bowl this comes a quite a shock.

Jeff Kuller

Tragic news that left me stunned this morning. Working with Jeff several years ago impressed me with his calm manner, energy and enthusiasm for his job at the Snow Bowl. He had a knack for energizing the people around him and the Camden community... I will miss his friendship!

I was saddened and dismayed

I was saddened and dismayed to hear of Jeff's passing. I only knew him through other people speaking about him - always in a very good light. Our prayers go out to those who were closest to Jeff. He will be missed.


Jeff was a real professional. Very calm and cool. He was an advocate for winter sports, and his friends at Sugarloaf will miss him.