Skiing

Maine is a winter wonderland and a great place to beat the winter blues by getting outside and skiing; downhill skiing and snowboarding for the adventurous and cross-country skiing and snowshoeing for a lovely walk in the woods!

Here are some snow condition trackers:

Downhill (Alpine) Skiing

Aroostook County

  • BigRock Mountain 37 Graves Rd, Mars Hill, ME 04758 | (207) 425-6711
    • “Highest vertical of any ski area in northern Maine or the Canadian Maritimes.”
  • Caribou High School Ski Center 308 Sweden St, Caribou, ME 04736 | (207) 551-0022
    • 3 miles of lighted trails, offering free learners’ workshops on Friday evenings.
  • Lonesome Pine Trails 2 Forest Ave, Fort Kent, ME 04743 | (207) 834-5202
    • Maine’s northernmost ski area with a rental shop and various programs to help you learn the tricks of the mountain.

Western Maine

  • Black Mountain 39 Glover Road, Rumford, ME 04276
    • This mountain includes two chair lifts and over 50 trails and glades at an affordable price. They also have a full service cafe with a variety of options and the Last Run Pub on the second floor.
  • Mt. Abram 308 Howe Hill Road, Greenwood, ME 04255
    • As the winner of the 2012 Golden Eagle Award for Environmental Excellence, this mountain includes 51 trail and 5 ski lifts, along with lessons, rentals, many local lodgings, and even a child day care center.
  • Saddleback Mountain Sandy River, ME 04970 | (866) 918-2225
    • Maine’s third-largest ski area has just reopened after remaining closed for several years!
  • Shawnee Peak 119 Mountain Road, Bridgton, ME 04009
    • Here at the longest operating ski resort in Maine, there are over 40 trails, 7 glades, and 3 terrain parks. They have family friendly terrain with night skiing and rentals, child day care centers, lodgings, cafes, and the Donut Shack.
  • Spruce Mountain Ski Slope Ski Slope Road, Jay, ME 04239 | (207) 897-4090
    • A true hidden gem and old-school hometown ski slope right here in Jay! Spruce Mountain offers 11 downhill trails with night skiing as well as a trail network for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, all at the cheapest prices around.
  • Sugarloaf Ski and Golf Resort 5092 Access Rd, Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947 | (207) 237-2000
    • Skiing and snowboarding trails for all levels of experience, as well as a hot tub and pool.
  • Sunday River 15 South Ridge Road, Newry, ME 04261i
    • Maine’s second largest ski mountain, with 8 mountain peaks, 870 ski-able areas, 135 trails and glades, and 15 lifts. They include special deals for Maine and Canadian residents, lessons and rentals, a variety of lodgings, dining areas, spas, and massages.
  • Titcomb Mountain 180 Ski Slope Rd, Farmington, ME 04938| (207) 778-9031
    • Check out the multiple trails that Titcomb Mountain has to offer! They have trails for every skill level!

Cross-Country Skiing/ Snowshoeing      

Cross country skiing in Bigelow Preserve
Cross country skiing in Bigelow Preserve

Aroostook County

  • Aroostook State Park 87 State Park Rd, Presque Isle, ME 04769
    • This state park has 15 miles of ski trails, 6 miles of snowshoe trails, as well as sliding, ice skating, winter camping, and a warming hut.
  • Caribou Country Club Trails 723 Sweden St, Caribou, ME 04736 | (207) 493-4224
    • 5 miles of wooded trails behind Caribou Country Club.
  • Caribou Ski Trails Rte 161, New Sweden Rd, Caribou, ME 04736 | (207) 493-4224
    • 10 miles of trails. $2 per day for adults, $1 per day for students, and children 9 and under are free.
  • Eagle Lake Public Reserved Land Eagle Lake, ME 04739
    • “Eagle Lake is a 23,000-acre unit including most of Eagle Lake in northern Maine. The unit abuts Square Lake to the east with a thoroughfare connecting the two lakes.”
  • Fort Kent Riverside Trail System Fish River, Fort Kent, ME 04743
    • This 3-mile trail follows the Saint John River and Fish River through downtown Fort Kent and is great for biking, hiking, and walking.
  • Four Seasons Trail 4 Seasons Lodge, 425 Spring St, Madawaska, ME 04756
    • Multi-use trail with biking, hiking, skiing, and snowshoeing with multiple trails and difficulties for all ages.
  • Francis Malcolm Institute Trails 776 Houlton Rd, Easton, ME 04740
    • “Enjoy a tranquil walk surrounded by groves of pine, spruce, and cedar trees while observing the wildlife that makes these woods their home.”
  • Haystack Mountain Trail Haystack Rd, Castle Hill, ME 04757
    • This popular, short-but-steep trail up Haystack Mountain offers summit views all the way to Mount Katahdin. Pack some water put on your hiking boots or snowshoes, and enjoy the walk!
  • Meduxnekeag River Trail Riverfront Park, 49 North St, Houlton, ME 04730
    • This scenic trail is great for bikers, walkers, fishermen, birders, picnics, and skiing! Starting at the Riverfront Park, the trail follows the Meduxnekeag River.
  • Nickerson Lake Trails New Limerick, ME 04761
    • Accessible only by boat (or crossing the lake in snowshoes or skis in the winter!), this secluded 2.4 mile trail network offers peace, quiet, and some great views.
  • Nordic Heritage Center Ski Network 244 Presque Isle Rd, Fort Fairfield, ME 04742 | (207) 762-6972
    • World-class ski trail network with eight primary trails from beginner to advanced on 11.4 miles of trails.
  • Southern Bangor & Aroostook Trail Presque Isle and Houlton, ME 04730
    • This 37-mile trail runs mostly through farmland and occasionally goes into forests and wetlands. It is part of a 1,200-mile network of thoroughfares for ATVs in the county, which is the largest east of the Mississippi River.
  • St. John Valley Heritage Trail Sunset Dr, St. Francis, ME 04774
    • This 16.9-mile trail along the former Fish River Railroad corridor follows a beautiful path from St. Francis to Fort Kent.
  • Trafton Lake Trails 88 Lake Rd, Limestone, ME 04750
    • A 4.5 mile trail network through the forest, with views of the lake and nearby farmland. Great in summer for hiking and biking, and groomed in winter for Nordic skiing!
  • Woodland Community Trails 844 Woodland Center Rd, Woodland, ME 04736 | (207) 498-6133
    • Great 3.6 mile trail network for hiking, biking, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing, accessible from the Woodland Elementary School

DownEast Maine

  • Amherst Mountains Community Forest Rte 9, Amherst, ME 04605 | (207) 941-4412
    • If you’re looking for an outdoor adventure, look no further! Here you can find recreation trails, wildlife, remote camping, and more!
  • Boot Head Preserve Boot Cove Rd, Lubec, ME 04652
    • Great hiking spot with moss-lined paths to coastal bogs and cobble beaches along the rocky coastline. Look for nesting bald eagles, spruce grouse, songbirds, and small mammals.
  • Calais Waterfront Walkway Calais Waterfront Walkway, Calais, ME 04619 | (207) 454-2521 ext. 10
    • “This rail trail offers easy walking along the historic shoreline of the St. Croix River. The trail passes from a rural setting through downtown Calais and connects to the shorefront trails in St. Stephen, New Brunswick via the international bridge.”
  • Cobscook Bay State Park 40 South Edmunds Rd, Dennysville, ME 04628 | (207) 853-4644
    • At this state park, there are a variety of activities available all year long, including cross country skiing, snowshoeing, winter camping, hiking, and biking.
  • Donnell Park Public Reserved Land Schoodic Beach Rd, Franklin, ME 04634 | (207) 941-4412
    • Water access campsites can be found on Donnell Pond, the southern end of Tunk Lake, and Spring River Lake. Walk-in access to campsites is available from the Schoodic Beach access trail. This area is a great spot for long hikes and beautiful views.
  • Duck Lake Public Reserved Land Lakeville Twp, ME 04487 | (207) 941-4412
    • Visitors enjoy camping and fishing in this semi-remote area surrounded by lakes. Duck Lake, the Unknown Lakes, and Gassabias Lake offer fishing, boating, swimming, camping, and snowmobiling.
  • Indian Point Trail 17 Tinker Farm Way, Ellsworth, ME 04605
    • An easy, short hiking trail along the Union River.
  • Kilkenny Cove/Old Pond Railway Trail Point Rd, Hancock, ME 04640
    • Containing a well-marked 3.25 miles trail, great for birding!
  • Machias River Preserve 370 US – 1A, Machias, ME 04654 | (207) 255-4500
    • Nature preserve along the Machias River with miles of forest and river frontage trails to hike. You can also see lots of evidence of past logging history. The 5-mile trail connects with the Down East Sunrise Trail as well.
  • Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge 103 Headquarters Rd, Baring, ME 04694 | (207) 454-7161
    • Located just outside Calais, this is the easternmost National Wildlife Refuge in the Atlantic Flyway. Its main purpose is to protect bird wildlife.
  • Quoddy Head State Park 973 South Lubec Rd, Lubec, ME 04652 | (207) 733-0911
    • State park at the West Quoddy Head Lighthouse, the only candy-striped lighthouse in the United States. There are beautiful hiking trails great for watching wildlife, and there is also a gift shop.
  • Rene Henderson Natural Area 210 The Shore Rd, Castine, ME 04421 | (207) 259-5040 
    • With a 2.5-mile loop of trails, the Rene Henderson Natural Area is a celebration of Maine’s natural environment. Not only can you hike, but if you happen to find yourself here in the winter, the small lake that is within the preserve’s bounds is an awesome place to go ice skating! There used to be human activity in the area, so look out for artifacts and signs of days gone by!
  • Sipayik Trail Treatment Plant Rd, Perry, ME 04667 | (207) 853-2600
    • A 1.8-mile trail on the Passamaquoddy Reservation overlooking Passamaquoddy Bay and bordered by ecologically dynamic, diverse, and productive environments great for biking, walking, and skiing.
  • Witherle Woods Castine, ME 04421 | (207) 259-5040
    • Witherle Woods became open to the public in 1985, and has come to host 6.5 miles of trails that wind through beautiful Maine forest, encompassing centuries of history within the foliage. The area has a heavy history of battles fought during colonial and post-colonial times, evidenced by the remnants of batteries and artifacts found through archeological digs.

Western Maine

  • The Bethel Inn Resort 21 Broad St, Bethel, ME 04217 |  (207) 824-2175
    • Ski resort great for weddings and other events, and more activities including golfing and a spa.
  • Bigelow Preserve Public Reserved Land Farmington, ME 04938 | (207) 778-8231
    • About 40 miles out of Farmington is this reservation that has the most beautiful views around by canoe.
  • Bonney Point Loop Bonney Point Rd, Rangeley, ME 04970
    • 1.3 mile trail featuring a lake and a variety of activity options.
  • Greater Lovell Land Trust Trails Lovell, ME, 04051 | (207) 925-1056
    • The Greater Lovell Land Trust maintains public hiking trail networks across the town, offering a wide variety of trail lengths, difficulty levels, and scenery, from lakeside to mountaintop!
  • Hebron Academy Trails ME-119, Hebron, ME 04238 | (207) 966-2100
    • Hebron Academy’s extensive trail network offers great opportunities for hiking, biking, snowshoeing, and skiing in Hebron’s beautiful forests.
  • Hedgehog Hill Loop 187 Webb Beach Rd, Weld, ME 04285 | (207) 585-2261
  • Maine Huts & Trails 496C Main St, Kingfield, ME 04947 | (207) 265-2400
    • Year-round fun with a variety of trails and other activities available.
  • Moxie Falls 503 Lake Moxie Rd, West Forks, ME 04985 | (207) 624-6077
    • “Moxie Falls is one of Maine’s highest waterfalls, including a single vertical drop of nearly 90 feet as well as other plunges and pools. A relatively easy walk of a little under one-mile brings visitors down to this scenic destination.”
  • Mt. Blue State Park Weld, ME 04285 | (207) 585-2347
    • Open year-round, Mt. Blue State Park is a beautiful attraction including all sorts of outdoor activities like hiking, trail riding, biking, swimming and picnicking.
  • Mt. Cutler Trails Hiram, ME 04041
    • This network of more than 5 miles of trails showcase all of the beauty of Mt. Cutler and the surrounding area. Trails going up the mountain offer many panoramic views, as well as lovely forested areas.
  • Mount Tire’m Plummer Hill Rd, Waterford, ME 04088
    • This short-and-sweet 1.2 mile hike steeply ascends Mount Tire’m and offers great views of Keoka Lake and the surrounding countryside. There is also a small cave hidden near the summit!
  • Narrow Gauge Pathway Campbell Field, the Anti-Gravity Center, or the Carrabassett Valley Town Park, Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947| (207) 235-2645
    • This is a great 6-mile multi-use trail (walking, bicycling, cross-country skiing, etc.) from Carrabassett to Sugarloaf with picnic tables provided along the trail.
  • New England Dogsledding 591 Kings Hwy, South Oxford, ME 04217 | (207) 731-6888
    • Providing dog sledding and skijoring tours and packages in the White Mountain region with their adorable sled dog team.
  • Oxbow Beer Garden 420 Main St, Oxford, ME 04270 | (207) 539-5178
    • The amazing Oxbow Beer Garden is an all-in-one taphouse, pizzeria, and cross-country ski destination. The trails are available for free use, with skis, snowshoes, and fat tire bikes available for rent on-site. The taphouse features a large selection of brews from Maine’s own Oxbow Beer, and the surrounding farmland is used to grow ingredients for their kitchen.
  • Park Headquarters Trail 187 Webb Beach Rd, Weld, ME 04285 | (207) 585-2261
    • 3-mile multi-use trail from the park (Mt.Blue State Park) headquarters to the Hedgehog Hill Loop.
  • Pleasant Mountain Trails Denmark, ME 04022 | (207) 647-4352
    • Pleasant Mountain is the tallest mountain in Southern Maine, and offers sprawling views of the surrounding area, all the way up to the White Mountains in New Hampshire. The mountain’s 11-mile trail network offers hikes of different lengths and difficulties, including the Ledges Trail, Fire Warden’s Trail, and Southwest Ridge Trail that all start in Denmark.
  • Rangeley Lakes Trail Center 524 Saddleback Mountain Rd, Rangeley, ME 04970 | (207) 864-4309
    • 55 kilometer trail network maintained year-round for hiking, running, snowshoeing and skiing, and biking. The network includes trails at a variety of lengths and difficulties to suit all visitors.
  • Spruce Mountain Ski Slope Ski Slope Road, Jay, ME 04239 | (207) 897-4090
    • A true hidden gem and old-school hometown ski slope right here in Jay! Spruce Mountain offers 11 downhill trails with night skiing as well as a trail network for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, all at the cheapest prices around.
  • Sugarloaf Outdoor Center 3001 Outdoor Center Rd, Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947 | (207) 237-6830
    • A wonderful lodge where you can rent cross country skis, ice skate in the arena, or enjoy food by the fireplace. It has an extensive well-groomed series of cross country trails for all levels and is located about 9 miles from Stratton.
  • Sunny Croft Farm 17 Christian Ridge Rd, South Paris, ME 04281 | (207) 743-9019
    • This lovely farm raises grass-fed beef for the local market and also maintains a cross-country ski trail network that is free to the public in the winter!
  • Ultimate Dog Sledding Experience 65 Main St, Oxford, ME 04270 | (207) 890-4393
    • A world-class professional dog-sledder offering the once-in-a-lifetime experience of sledding with his dogs in the Western Maine mountains!
  • Titcomb Mountain 180 Ski Slope Rd, Farmington, ME 04938| (207) 778-9031
    • Check out the multiple trails that Titcomb Mountain has to offer! They have trails for every skill level!
  • Whistle Stop Trail 120 Brick Yard Rd, Farmington, ME 04938 | (207) 287-4957
    • This four-season multi-use trail is 14 miles long and great for biking, hiking, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing.

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