Maine’s Nordic Ski Areas & Snowshoe Areas

1snowshoesOur state and national parks offer thousands of miles of skiing and snowshoeing trails, as well as the following centers listed below.  Some offer free access to trails while others charge a fee.  Always call ahead to verify that skiing and snowshoe trails are open and are dog friendly if you plan to bring your favorite furry companion!

 

296 Tucker Road, Wayne      207-685-9281
Ski and snowshoe 11km of wide, groomed trails on 80 acres of varied terrain for all ages.  Warming hut and comfort stations, free hot cocoa and tea.

 

21 Broad St, Bethel      207-824-6276
 Ski and snowshoe 35km, ski school, rentals, concessions, ice skating, back country trails.

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Maine winter activities & events for January 2016

Looking for some fun and adventure this winter in Maine?  January brings tons of ways for people of all ages to “go outside and play!”   Ice fishing derbies, winterfests, snowfests, fireworks, parades, ice skating, sledding, skiing, snowmobiling, dog sledding and more!  Check out the list below for starters, then visit our online calendar for the complete list!

Starting New Year’s Day 2016:

Portland Press Herald 2012JANUARY 1st:  Ring in the New Year in a refrehsing Atlantic Ocean kind of way with a Penguin Plunge in Boothbay or a Lobster Dip in Old Orchard Beach.  After that head to one of the four state parks for a Maine State Parks First Day Hike!

JANUARY 4th – 8th:  Sunday River hosts College Week,  jam packed with parties and events galore.  Red Bull Frozen Rush returns, and enjoy four holiday-themed days including Fourth of July, Cinco de Mayo, Saint Paddy’s Day, and Halloween.  Each day features different entertainment and events.  The entertainment isn’t just limited to college students, but if you are one, you will definitely get better deals!

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Maine Ski Resorts: Hit the Slopes!

Maine’s ski slopes are a hub for challenging adventure,  family fun and lively entertainment throughout the winter months.  From fireworks and sporting events to  festivals, Maine’s slopes offer something for everyone.  Check out the list of ski resorts and slopes below for information about what each mountain have to offer.  Mountains are listed from largest vertical drop to smallest vertical drop.  A Google Map of Maine is at the end of this post for a visual view of the locations of each ski area.  Visit our online event calendar for upcoming events taking place at the slopes and warm up your winter days!

Maine’s World Class Ski Resorts

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5092 Access Road
Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947
(207) 237-2000

Website    Snow Report    Trail Map    Events

MOUNTAIN INFORMATION:

●  34      ■  49      ♦  63

Lifts:  2 High Speed Quads, 3 Quads, 1 Triple, 6 Doubles, 1 T-Bar, 2 Surface Lifts
Terrain Park:  3
Glades:  Yes
Night Skiing:  No
Snow Making:  95%
Snow Tubing:  Yes
Vertical Drop:  2820′

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