Maine is gorgeous place to ski and snowboard, even if you consider only the beauty of the surrounding mountains. But that is just the start. New Hampshire’s White Mountains spill into the western mountains of Maine and Maine has plenty of home-grown peaks.
The biggest mountains include Saddleback, Sunday River, and Sugarloaf, along with many other full service ski areas [see listings below]. Scattered throughout Maine are smaller family-oriented ski mountains, and even a distinctive location where skiers can look out over the Atlantic Ocean from the slopes. History-minded skiers may enjoy visiting the Ski Museum of Maine in Kingfield. Ski Maine, the state’s ski marketing organization, along with individual skiing, boarding, and cross-country ski area, offers lots of deals, discounts, and incentives programs to get people onto the slopes.
The Ski Maine Mountain Pass contains 26 lift ticket vouchers. Two tickets for each of 10 selected ski areas and two tickets to each of three regional group of ski areas. Tickets are transferable and have no blackout dates. Best ski value in Maine. $435. Call 207-773-7669 for details.
Destination areas are Sunday River, Sugarloaf, Shawnee Peak, Mt Abram, Lost Valley, Camden Snow Bowl, Black Mountain, Bigrock, Hermon Mt, Titcomb Mountain.
Regional areas are Lonesome Pine Trails and/or Quoggy Jo One; Spruce Mountain and/or Powderhouse Hill; Baker Mountain and/or Big Squaw.
Cross-country (Nordic) skiing is accessible in many parts or Maine and for all types of skiers, including novices, kids, and hard-body experts. Some centers are associated with downhill (Alpine) ski areas; others are stand-alone Nordic ski places; and some a located on farms. Snowshoeing access and equipment often takes place at cross-country areas. Some areas welcome your dog! Learn more at our cross-country skiing page.