10 Best Skiing Spots in Maine!

During the winter months, Maine turns into a true winter wonderland. If you’re an adventurous outdoor person, Maine can offer you a whole lot. And what better way to stay active and enjoy the scenery than strapping on the skis? Maine has long been a destination for skiing, and offers some stunning terrain for a lot of people’s favorite winter sport. With award-winning mountains, there is no question that Maine is the perfect place to hit the slopes this winter. Here are 10 of the very best spots.

Sugarloaf USA, Carrabassett Valley, ME

Nestled in the western mountains in Carrabassett Valley, Sugarloaf is the largest ski mountain on the East Coast with over 1,056 acres of extensive terrain and glades for all ability skiers and snowboarders. Home to Olympic gold medalist, Seth Westcott, Sugarloaf features more than just award-winning ski trails, terrain park, and fabulous restaurants. Soon enough you’ll be looking for your winter weekend condo.

Sunday River Ski Resort, Newry, ME

Often rivaling Sugarloaf, Sunday River Ski Resort offers 820 acres of terrain over eight interconnected mountain peaks with a vertical drop of 2,340 feet. With 135 trails, a new Chondola, and extensive snowmaking, Sunday River is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Not to mention, historic Bethel is a prime destination in itself.

Saddleback Ski Area, Sandy River Plantation, ME

Saddleback Ski Area has been a popular ski destination for locals for years. Unfortunately, due to costly upgrades, Saddleback has been closed in the most recent seasons, but is predicted to open next season again thanks to a group of passionate skiers. Saddleback has always offered big mountain skiing at a much more budget-friendly price than its neighboring mountains.

Shawnee Peak, Bridgton, ME

Located within an hour of Portland, Shawnee Peak has been a family-favorite mountain for years. It offers New England’s largest night skiing and a large ski school for all ages. The summit is home to incredible views of Mount Washington and Moose Pond at its base. With 41 trails and 1,300 vertical feet, Shawnee Peak is a great value for the whole family.

Lost Valley, Auburn, ME

While Lost Valley may not be as popular a destination as other Maine mountains, this spot has offered fun for kids after school and on the weekends for decades. Lost Valley has been family-owned and run for over three generations. Just five minutes from downtown Lewiston/Auburn, this 240-foot ski hill offers family fun day and night.

Mount Abram, Greenwood, ME

Located just 20 minutes from Sunday River, skip the crowds there and head over to Mount Abram for some relaxed family fun. Mount Abram offers a large ski school and beginner ski area and weekly ski races for those who love a little speed. For the daredevil, there is even backcountry skiing. If skiing isn’t your sport, try the 1,325-foot Flying Squirrel snow tubing park.

Black Mountain, Rumford, ME

Nestled in the old mill town of Rumford, Black Mountain is a small family mountain with 1,150 vertical feet. With five lifts, including a classic T-bar and handle tow, Black Mountain offers lift tickets for under $30. Perfect for the family on a budget.

Camden Snow Bowl, Camden, ME

Nothing is more Maine than a ski mountain next to the ocean. The Camden Snow Bowl only offers 850 vertical feet, but both the Spinnaker and Northeaster trails provide excellent views of Penobscot Bay below. The mountain offers day and night skiing, snow tubing and ice skating.

Titcomb Mountain, Farmington, ME

You may not have heard of Titcomb Mountain before, but you should have because it’s the oldest club-operated ski mountain in the country. Today it is operated by the Farmington Ski Club. Offering just 340 feet of vertical drop and 17 trails, Titcomb Mountain is perfect for beginners and kids.

Big Rock Ski Area, Mars Hill, ME

Big Rock Ski Area is Maine’s most northern ski mountain located near Presque Isle and Houlton. Offering both day and night skiing, Big Rock Ski Area provides almost 1,000 vertical feet and 27 trails for beginners to experts. There is even snow tubing for the non-skiers.

Maine is home to 18 different ski mountains from South Berwick to Mars Hill. Whether you’re just a beginner or an Olympic gold medalist, you’ll have a blast on the slopes this winter. Let it snow!

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131 Egypt Road, Jefferson, ME
About Us: Hidden Valley Nature Center is a community-based and supported nonprofit organization (501c3) in Jefferson, Lincoln County, Maine. It en... Read More
20 Barnestown Road, Camden, ME
Mission Statement:The mission of the Town of Camden Parks and Recreation Department is to enhance the quality of life for residents and visitors th... Read More
441 Newburg Rd, Hermon, ME
Hermon Mountain is a small Maine family owned and operated ski area located in Hermon Maine, about 10 minutes outside of Bangor. We offer a variety... Read More
200 Lost Valley Road, Auburn, ME
History:Using land that connected their two parcels, Otto Wallingford and Dr. Camille Gardner opened Lost Valley Ski Area in 1961, primarily so Wal... Read More
Route 201, Bingham, ME
Baker Mt. Ski Tow Club owns and operates Baker Mt. Ski Area in Moscow, Maine.It is a 501(c)(3) organization and is supported by Bingham and Moscow ... Read More
119 Mountain Road, Bridgton, ME
About Us Over the last 77 years, Shawnee Peak has become home to generations of skiers and riders. Families have grown up side-by-side on the slope... Read More
5092 Access Road, Carrabassett Valley, ME
Vision:We will lead our business by striving to exceed the expectations of our guests and our competitors. We will emphasize quality, training, dif... Read More
447 Ski Resort Road, Greenville Junction, ME
Mission StatementThe Friends of Squaw Mountain became a non profit corporation with the goal of sharing the Squaw Mountain experience that has been... Read More
308 Howe Hill Road, Greenwood, ME
Accessed by five lifts and having a vertical drop of 1,150 feet, our 51 trails are perfect for all ski and snowboard abilities. From gentle novice ... Read More
Route 6, Lee, ME
About Us: - 432' vertical drop- Beginner's slope with 600' handle tow- Two 2000' T-bars    - Ski patrol- Ski and snowboard rentals- Full snack b... Read More
Ski Slope Road, Livermore Falls, ME
Spruce Mountain Ski Slope is a unique mountain in central Maine, located on the banks of the Androscoggin River. It is mostly run by volunteers and... Read More
37 Graves Road, Mars Hill, ME
Established in 1960, Bigrock Ski Area was purchased in 2000 by the Maine Winter Sports Center (MWSC) through grants available from the Portland, Ma... Read More
281 Birches Road, Rockwood, ME
The Birches Resort was built in the 1930's as a hunting and fishing lodge. We're located on Moosehead Lake in Rockwood, Maine, on a privately owned... Read More
89 Lambert Road, Skowhegan, ME
About Us:Eaton Mountain in Skowhegan, has offered lift serviced skiing since 1961 and boasts a full range of terrain in the classic New England sty... Read More
180 Ski Slope Road, West Farmington, ME
About Us: Our 750-foot slope features 16 alpine trails for all skill levels, from beginner to expert, including a terrain park for skiers and rider... Read More
Fort Road, Presque Isle, ME
To provide affordable, safe and healthy outdoor recreation opportunities to the families and children of Central Aroostook County. Read More
15 South Ridge Road, Newry, ME
Sunday River Mission Statement:The Sunday River mission is to provide our guests with the highest quality alpine recreational and resort experience... Read More
Forest Avenue, Fort Kent, ME
Beginning skiers and boarders will enjoy the Bunny Trail. which has a Handle Tow. When you graduate from the Bunny Trail, the T-bar tow will take y... Read More
39 Glover Road, Rumford, ME
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