Maine Ski Areas
Sunday River and Sugarloaf
Maine's World Class Ski Destinations
These Maine ski areas are full service destinations with extensive lift networks, snowmaking, ski and snowboard instruction for every member of the family and all ability levels. Each resort has amenities from on mountain lodging, snowboard and ski rental shops, apres ski, shops and restaurants, to keep you busy for a week's ski vacation.
Sugarloaf/USA l Carrabassett Valley
Sugarloaf is Maine's largest single ski mountain, with a breathtaking summit and miles of exciting trail options, from snowfields to sidecountry glades with cat skiing, to groomed cruisers and a seperate beginner area. This quintessential Maine ski resort features 1,056 acres of extensive terrain and glades for all abilities and an award winning slopeside village brimming with activities, apres ski, fabulous restaurants, shops and resort lodging from hotels to inns to condominiums. Vertical Drop 2,820', 1,056 Skiable Acres, 154+ Trails: 34 Beginner, 49 Intermediate, 63 Expert Trails and Glades. 14 Lifts: 5 quads, 1 Triple, 6 Doubles, 2 Surface Lifts. Route 27, Carrabassett Valley, 1- 800-THELOAF, Info: 207-237-2000, Snow Phone: 207-237-6808
Sunday River Ski Resort l Newry
A skier's paradise with eight interconnected mountain peaks, consistently covered by legendary Sunday River snow. High capacity high speed lifts and guaranteed snow on all of the River's 870 acres of terrain make The River a strong choice all season long, often October to May. North Peak Lodge is a favorite meeting spot reached by the hybrid Chondola. Twilight skiing is offered on South Ridge and North Peak on weekends and holidays. There are plenty of activities, lodging and facilities to enjoy on and off the slopes at this Boyne ski resort and in Bethel Maine - considered a top ski town. Vertical Drop 2,340', 870 acres, 135 Trails: 38 Beginner, 52 Intermediate, 45 Expert. 15 Lifts: 1 Hi Speed Chondola, 9 Quads (4 high speed), 3 Triples, 1 Doubles, 1 Surface Lifts. 92% Snowmaking. More About and How to Ski Sunday River
Saddleback Ski Area l Rangeley
The highest base elevation of any ski area in New England. Saddleback offers classic New England skiing with an old fashioned flair and stunning views of the Rangeley Lakes region and the White Mountains. Saddleback has new ownership and a new hi speed quad. Saddleback has great cruisers like Royal Coachman off the Rangeley double. The upper mountain is accessed by the Kennebago Quad chairlift, that delivers skiers and riders to some very challenging terrain like Warden's Worry and Nightmare Glades. A traverse/climb out to Mule Skinner offers a unique virtual out of bounds experience in the vast Casablanca Glades. Intermediates prefer the picturesque views on America and Tri-Color trails. The Swig-n-Smelt has lively apres-ski. Vertical Drop 2,000'. 66 Trails: 25 Beginner, 19 Intermediate, 22 Expert. 4 Lifts: 3 Quad, 1 T-Bar. 85% Snowmaking. Beautiful Timberframe Base Lodge with Rental & Ski Shop, Daycare. Route 4, Rangeley. 207-864-5671, 207-864-3380, call ahead for hours and operation.
Maine's Big Mountain Skiing
Other big mountains in Maine (with greater than 1000' vertical) offering great terrain and some of the resort amenities, while still preserving their quaint family area feeling.
Black Mountain l Rumford, Maine
This small, family recreation area is been operated with local town support. Located in Longfellow's mountain range, near the junctions of Rt. 2 and 108, Black has something for everyone, including a summit triple chair accessing several scenic runs. Beginners learn on Milk Run serviced by its own double chair. Groomed cross-country trails with a designated Touring Center, plus snow tubing on five chutes make for exciting alternatives. Vertical Drop 1150', 5 Lifts: 1 Triple, 1 Double, 1 T-Bar, 2 Handle Tows. 20 Trails: 4 Beginner, 10 Intermediate, 6 Most Difficult. 90% Snowmaking. Post and Beam Lodge, Cafeteria, Lounge, Ski Shop with Rentals. Route 2, Rumford. 207-364-8977
Mt. Abram l Greenwood
This mountain feels bigger than its statistics belie. Beginners have their own Westside learning area, while intermediates take cruisers like Dudley Do Right and Bullwinkle. Experts go for the double black steeps of Rocky's Run. Racers enjoy the weekly ski races. The 1,325' Flying Squirrel snow-tubing park has a special lift for even more fun. Mt Abram also offer backcountry skiing. Located 20 minutes prior to Sunday River off Rt. 26. Vertical Drop 1,150'. 44 Trails: 10 Beginner, 21 Intermediate, 13 Most Difficult. 5 Lifts: 2 Doubles, 1 T-Bar, 1 Handle Tow, 1 Carpet Lift, 1 Tubing Tow with 2 lanes. 85% Snowmaking. Ski School, day care, ski shop with rentals, night skiing, cafeteria and Loose Boots Lounge. How Hill Road, Route 26, Greenwood 207-875-5002
Shawnee Peak l Bridgton
"Sneak to the Peak" for great family skiing, only 45 minutes from Portland. This is also New England's largest night skiing and boarding facility. This mountain offers great skiing on two sides, and awesome views of Mount Washington and Moose Pond below. As a family ski mountain, the Peak offers some innovative super savers and family lift ticket deals for day, night and twilight. Vertical Drop 1,300', 41 Trails, 249 acres, 6 Beginner, 23 Intermediate, 12 Most Difficult, 19 Nights Skiing. 5 Lifts: 1 Quad, 2 Triples,1 Double and 1 Surface Lift. 98% Snowmaking. Night skiing, Ski Scholl, SkiWee Program, childcare and Blizzard Pub. Route 302, Bridgton 207-647-8444
Maine's Family Recreational Ski Areas
These ski areas come in various shapes and sizes, but what they all have in common are affordable skiing and fun for the entire family.
Baker Mountain l Moscow
This central Maine ski hill is operated by volunteers so that local kids can ski, Baker's heart is bigger than the 460 vertical and five trails. Baker dates backs to the 1930's, today's summit T-bar is authentic 1969 vintage.
Vertical Drop 460'. 1 T-Bar. 5 Trails: 2 Beginner, 3 Intermediate. Night skiing. Ski School on school vacation weeks. 207-612-9200
Big Rock Ski Area l Mars Hill
Bigrock is a big ski mountain, drawing skiing families from nearby Presque Isle and Houlton. Mars Hill Mountain has something for every ability level, including night skiing. For steep and challenging terrain, head out to the Ho Chi Min trail. Under the direction of Maine Winter Sports, pricing and lessons are geared to make skiing fun and affordable for families. Vertical 984'. 5 Lifts: 1 Triple, 1 Double Chair, 1 Poma, 1 Handle Tow, 1 Carpet. 27 Trails: 8 Expert, 14 Intermediate, 5 Beginner. 80% Snowmaking. Cafeteria, Night skiing, 4 Lanes of tubing, Lounge, Ski Rentals.
Camden Snow Bowl l Camden
"Where the Mountain Meets the Sea". It is truly a unique experience to be skiing and enjoying views of the Atlantic and Penobscot Bay. Classic New England trails like Spinnaker and Northeaster offer nearly 1,000 vertical of exhilaration. Camden Snow Bowl offers affordable family skiing or riding by the sea by day or under the lights at night, and the 500' Snow Tubing Hill and 400' Toboggan chute, ice skating on the pond. Vertical Drop: 850'. 1 Triple Chair, 1 Double Chair, 2 T-Bars, 1 Handle Tow. 12 Trails: 2 Beginner, 7 Intermediate, 3 Most Difficult. Terrain Park. Night skiing. 45% Snowmaking. Hosmer Pond Road, Camden - 207-236-3438 / 207-236-4418
Eaton Mountain l Skowhegan
Eaton offers a large mountain experience with everything from glades to a snowboard park, and affordable tickets for the entire family. Lights cover the 622' mountain for night skiing seven days a week.
Vertical Drop: 622'. 1 Double Chair. 18 Trails: 5 Beginner, 7 Intermediate, 6 Most Difficult. 80% Snowmaking. Night skiing 7 nights a week. Ski School, Rentals, Cafeteria & Lounge. Lambert Road, Skowhegan 207-474-2666
Lost Valley l Auburn
Lost Valley has been a family owned and operated ski area for three generations. Two Chairs service 15 trails including the Beaver Snowboard Park. Enjoy cruising on wide-open Bobcat and Big Buck. Ideally located within 5 minutes of downtown Lewiston/Auburn, the popular ski by the hour ticket means there is no excuse not to do a little day or night skiing this season. Vertical Drop: 240'. 2 Double Chairs. 15 Trails: 6 Beginner, 4 Intermediate, 5 Most Difficult. Terrain Parks. 100% Snowmaking. Ski School, Rentals, and Cafeteria. Lost Valley Road, Exit 75 ME Turnpike, Auburn 207-784-1561
Mt. Jefferson l Lee
This is the epitome of a family owned and operated ski area since 1964 complete with family friendly pricing and meals in the ski lodge. Jefferson's 12 trails are reliant on Mother Nature, but with fresh snow the half mile Willow Way takes a nice gradual path around the mountain.
Vertical Drop 432'. 3 Lifts: 2 T-bars, 1 rope tow. 12 trails: 3 Beginner, 6 Intermediate, and 3 Most Difficult. Half Pipe. Cafeteria, Ski School, Rentals. Rt 6, Lee, 207-738-2377
Hermon Mountain l Hermon
"Good People, Good Times, Good Skiing, Good Food" is the motto. Overlooking Hermon Pond are great cruisers like Cloud Nine, Scenic and Lakeview. So close to Bangor, Hermon is convenient and affordable for Maine families. Vertical Drop 350'. 3 Lifts: One Double Chair, One T-Bar, One Handle Tow. 20 Trails: 6 Beginner, 7 Intermediate, 7 Most Difficult. Half Pipe. 100% Snowmaking. Nightskiing. Ski School and Rentals, Cafeteria. Newburg Road, Exit 174 of ME Turnpike, Hermon 207-848-5192
Big Squaw Mountain l Greenville
Big Squaw, a few scant miles from Moosehead Lake, once offered big mountain skiing with a classic New England trail layout - now it is more humble, locally operated by volunteers, on the lower mountain triple chair. The summit double chair at Big Squaw is closed until further notice after a malfunction in 2004 that was never repaired - without this chair this is a modest 800' vertical mountain. The lower mountain has a triple chair catering to intermediate and beginner skiers with gentle, wandering terrain. The stunning views from the summit (that you have to hike for now) of Moosehead Lake and Mount Katahdin in the distance are arguably the best in the Northeast! Squaw is not fancy, it's hearty and unadorned, with a very low lift ticket price! Vertical Drop 800. 31 Trails: 9 Beginner, 14 Intermediate, 8 More Difficult plus glades. Triple Chair. 70% Snowmaking. Cafeteria, ski shop. Route 15, Greenville 207-695-1000
Powderhouse Hill l South Berwick
This is Maine's southernmost ski area, which dates back to 1939 when an old pick up truck ran the rope tow. This place is a blast from the past with $5 tickets - cash only- and a rustic lodge with a woodstove and snack bar.
Vertical Drop 150'. 1 rope tow. 3 trails: 2 Beginner, 1 Intermediate. South Berwick, 207-384-5858
Spruce Mountain l Jay
Located in central Maine, Spruce is a quaint family ski hill, run primarily by volunteers since 1960. It takes three rope tows to get to the top. On the banks for the Androscoggin River, this family friendly hill is old fashioned right down to the affordable ticket prices. Vertical Drop 300'. 3 Rope Tows. 11 Trails: 3 Beginner, 5 Intermediate, 3 Most Difficult. 50% Snowmaking. Night skiing. Nordic Trails. Jay, 207-897-4090
Titcomb Mountain l Farmington
Just outside of Farmington, Titcomb is a like a country club of ski hills. Dating back to 1932, this veritable skier's museum is the oldest club-operated ski area in the country, founded by the Titcomb family. Now owned and operated by the Farmington Ski Club, members and visitors alike enjoy non-existent lines at their two T-bars plus uncrowded trails and very reasonable lift tickets. Vertical Drop 340'. 2 T-Bars and 1 handle tow. 17 Trails: 4 Beginner, 8 Intermediate, 5 Most Difficult. 75% Snowmaking. Terrain park. Nightskiing. Base Lodge with cafeteria and a big fireplace. Route 4 and 27, West Farmington 207-778-9031
Quoggy Jo Ski Center l Presque Isle
Located in Presque Isle, Quoggy Jo is perfect for first time skiers and young families. A ski playground with animated figurines keeps the kids entertained while they learn to turn. At the summit is a state of the art Biathlon Center with world-class Nordic skiing and a training facility for the US Biathlon team. This facility is under the direction of the Maine Winter Sports Center which also operates Black and Big Rock ski areas.
Vertical Drop 215'. 1 T-bar. 5 Trails: 2 Beginner, 3 Intermediate. Halfpipe. Fort Fairfield, Presque Isle, 207-764-3248
Winter Recreation Centers
Seacoast Snow Park l Windham
This Snow Park now has a 5 acre terrain park (with 100' vertical drop). It is also a learning and practice facility with a terrain garden for snowboards and the latest rage in ski equipment - ski boards. Learn to snowboard and ski board programs and packages are available. Snowmaking. 2 Tow Lifts. Lit up at Night. Open Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, School Vacation Weeks and School Snow Days. Base Lodge with Sports Lounge and Big Screen TV, food service, arcade, ski school and rentals. Route 302, Windham 207-892-5952