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.

37 Graves Road, Mars Hill      207-328-0991
Offering 40km of cross country ski trails, lodge, grill, soups, sandwiches and snacks.


281 The Birches Rd, Rockwood       800-825-9453
Ski school, 45+km groomed trails, 50km ungroomed trails, rentals, backcountry trails, 11,000 acre private reserve, Moosehead Lake trail to Mt. Kineo, restaurant, cabins and lodge, restaurant, outdoor sauna, hot tub, and dog friendly.


39 Gover Road, Rumford      207-364-8977
Offering 35km of wide tracked trails, all abilities, some hills and challenges.  Snowmaking on 4km of trails, rentals, lessons, snack bar, lounge, tubing hill.

20 Barnestown Road, Camden      207-236-3438
Offering 3km of skiing and snowshoeing trails that connect to 5km of trails on the Coastal Mountains Land Trust Ragged Mountain Preserve.


786 Intervale Rd, Bethel      207-824-3880
Carter’s offers 55km of beginner to expert Cross Country Skiing in Bethel, Maine which affords tremendous views of Sunday River Resort across the valley, and the Mahoosuc and Presidential Ranges.


420 Main Street, Oxford      207-539-4848
Enjoy 30km of beautiful groomed cross country skiing trails, one of the best beginner to intermediate trails in New England, large selection of gear.


 720 S Bridgton Rd, Bridgton      207-647-2425
Offering 27km trails, parking, warming hut, machine groomed & back country trails, showshoe trails, rentals, 12′ wide trail network for classical & skate skiing, showshoe & backcountry trails to the summit of Bald Pate Mountain and 450 acre land preserve, dog friendly.


Fort Kent Outdoor Center (formerly known as 10th Mountain Ski Center
33 Paradis Circle, Fort Kent      207-834-6203
World class XC and biathlon center, FIS & IBU trails, lodges, locker rooms, sauna, waxing rooms, groomed trails, free to the public.


280 Buzzell Rd, Dayton       207-499-2678
A 1,000 acre center offering 40km trails ranging from beginners’ loops to rolling terrain for more advanced skiers. Thirty kilometers are groomed with wide skating lanes and thirty-five kilometers are track set.  The lodge houses a common room with wood stove, retail and rental shop, restrooms, and kitchen area. Hotdogs, snacks and hot drinks are for sale on the weekends. Or, bring your own snacks and lunches to eat in our large sunroom while you warm up after a day of skiing.


181 Medway Road, Millinocket      207-723-6305
Located at Katahdin Cabins offering 10km of groomed trails, cross country ski and snowshoe rentals.


50 Libby Hill Road, Gray      207-657-2114
Offering 7miles of groomed cross country ski and snowshoe trails.


200 Lost Valley Road, Auburn      207-784-1561
Offering 17km of cross country skiing at the base of the lodge, rentals available.


496C Main Street, Kingfield      207-265-2400
Offering over 45 miles of trails for snowshoeing, skiing and fat tire biking, ski hut to hut, trails groomed weekly, be prepared for backcountry conditions.


15 Moosehead Lake Road, Greenville      207-695-3085
Network of 70 miles of groomed cross-country ski trails, lodge-to-lodge skiing, home-cooked meals, wood-fired sauna.
Various locations, Millinocket
Free use of 40km groomed trails for novice and intermediate skiiers, 20km backcountry trails, woodstove warmed hut with a view of Mt. Katahdin.


308 Howe Hill Road, Greenwood      207-875-5000
Complimentary cross-country skiing and snowshoeing on Duane’s Nordic Retreat.


Various locations, Millinocket      207-723-6203
Over 20 miles of track set ski trails.  Some trails are wooded and protected from wind while others are open and scenic.  Two XC ski locations.
450 Fort Fairfield Rd, Presque Isle
World class XC and biathlon center, 12km FIS & IBU trails, 6,500 sq. ft. lodge with kitchen, locker rooms, sauna and waxing rooms.  Open to the public.


15 Farm View Drive, New Gloucester      207-688-4539
Offering 17.5km trails from novice to advanced skiiers, visitor’s center, bathroom facilities, snacks, ski tuning, and ski and snowshoe rentals.


524 Saddleback Mountain Rd, Rangeley      207-864-4309
Scenic center offering 35km of extra-wide trails for novice to advanced skiiers and snowshoers, unlimited backcountry skiing, at the base of Saddleback Mountain Ski Resort.
64 Roberts Road, Norway
Groomed Nordic trails, snowshoe trails, 165 acre preserve, free equipment use on weekends.
781 County Road, Westbrook      800-743-7463
Kid-friendly 500 acre dairy farm with 34km of trails for novice to advanced skiiers and snowshoers, pulk sled rentals, snack bar, changing area, gift shop, dairy store and animal exhibits.


Ski Slope Road, Jay      207-897-4090
Offering 5km of cross country skiing and snowshoe trails.


 3001 Touring Center Road, Carrabassett Valley      207-237-6830
Maine’s largest Nordic center with 115km of groomed trails (50km novice, 40km intermediate, 15km advanced, 11km snowshoe), lodge, skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating on an NHL sized rink, rentals (including pulk sleds to pull children in tow.


15 South Ridge Road, Newry      207-824-3000
The Outdoor Center offers 35km of groomed trails for skiiers, snowshoeing allowed on the edges of most ski trails and dedicated snowshoe-only trails, just a half mile from the slopes, lodge and fireplace.


180 Ski Slope Road, Farmington
Offering 15km for novice through advanced skiiers, warming huts, lodge with snack bar and fireplace, ski rentals.