Camden Snow Bowl
The mission of the Town of Camden Parks and Recreation Department is to enhance the quality of life for residents and visitors through recreational opportunities, community events, and stewardship of the town's public lands.
About the Snow Bowl:
The Camden Snow Bowl is a community owned ski and recreation area. From the summit of 1300' Ragged Mountain, home to the Snow Bowl's trails, skiers and riders have an incredible view of the Atlantic Ocean. It is a view quite unlike any other in the east. The Camden Snow Bowl really is "where the mountains meet the sea". In addition to alpine skiing and snowboarding, there are many other winter activities available at the Snow Bowl. A snow tubing slope provides fun for all family members, ice skating on Hosmer pond and a thrilling 400' toboggan chute. The National Toboggan Championships are held here the first weekend of February. There is also a cross country ski and snowshoeing trail available. Four lifts serve 850' of vertical. One chairlift, two T-Bars and a surface lift in the beginner area service the ten trails and a terrain park. All trails lead back to a classic A-frame lodge where you will find all services. The Camden Snow Bowl has a ski and snowboard school, full rental shop, an active youth racing program and a fully qualified ski patrol. Coastal Maine sees its share of big winter storms, but we have a snowmaking system that covers 45% of our area to ensure plenty of skiing and riding. Most trails are groomed daily.
The terrain was surprisingly good off the big lift...when it wasn't broken down, which unfortunately was more than half the day. The small lift should probably be a magic carpet. The lesson program needs a vast improvement. I think this mountain will only improve year after year though. The Toboggan Championships on the other hand...that is the most fun you can have on wood!
The Snow Bowl is not quite what it used to be: a place where you could ski year round with many trails and impressive community. While still a solid place to go, the charm has faded with the years. French and Brawn, with their delightful monopolization of the food, has brought prices to an incredible level, making an already costly day more expensive with 7 dollar burgers and an airline structure when it comes to add ons. I have noticed a steady decline in those that frequent the hill. However, with more snow and a cold winter, I could see a return to the glory days, where power ran neck deep.
Great family mountain. You can't beat the location and views. I have small kids and they all learned to ski here. The instructors are awesome. All around great value.
Perhaps the best small mountain in Maine. A brand New lift gets snowboarders and skiers alike to the top of the mountain now.
Incredibly beautiful 4 season recreational area of the MidCoast with hundreds of families that play there. Unlimited potential that is being limited by a small few with limited vision of community.