Best Skiing in Maine

During the winter months, if we’re not staging or scouting houses, we’re hitting the slopes! From local peaks to the biggest in the state, Maine mountains provide ample opportunities for spending the day on skis, snowboards or snowshoes. Here are some of our favorite places.

Camden Snow Bowl, Camden

Our local mountain is the Camden Snow Bowl. Home to the National Toboggan Championships, it’s the only ski area on the East Coast with ocean views — your instructor might even be a schooner captain! The Snow Bowl has 20 runs, a 4,000-foot triple lift, and nearly 1,000 feet of vertical elevation.

Saddleback Mountain, Rangeley

Saddleback Mountain has been voted Maine’s Best Mountain by Down East Magazine for the past two years. Its six lifts will take you to 66 different trails and two terrain parks. In addition to downhill skiing, you can try snowshoeing, snowmobiling and Nordic skiing. Saddleback also offers weekly activities and events.

Sunday River, Newry

Sunday River has one of the fastest six-person lifts in North America — faster lift time = more ski time! And with 139 trails and glades, you’ll need all the time you can get. It even offers twilight ski sessions on Friday and Saturday nights, so you can get the most out of your day pass.

Sugarloaf, Carrabassett Valley

As one of the tallest mountains in Maine at 4,237 feet, Sugarloaf offers the only lift-serviced, above-treeline skiing in the East! And there’s even a Burnt Mountain Cat Ski to take the most adventurous skiers and snowboarders to deep powder and rugged steep glades.

Lost Valley Maine, Auburn

Lost Valley Maine has trails for downhill skiing and snowboarding as well as cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. And with weekday hours until 8 and 9 pm, you can get a few runs in after work or school. Lost Valley also offers tubing, making it fun for the whole family!

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