Skiing on year-round trail system in backcountry conditions near Saddleback Lake
Skiing and snowshoeing allowed on 55 kilometers of mapped trails, Travel through woodland ecosystems and over brooks. The ski center is a yurt 2.5 miles from Dallas Hill Road on Saddleback Road. Several loops of trails offer a choice of distances for your expedition, from a short sprint to a full day outing. Dogs welcome. Nordic skis, snowshoes and fat tire bikes are available for rent. Membership, admission, and rental fees.Trail map. Hours: Daily, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Bethel ski center offers 55km of groomed trails along the Androscoggin River, into the woods and up Farwell Mountain with vistas of Sunday River, Carter Moriahs, and the Presidentials. Trail passes, lessons, rentals of cross country skis, snow shoes, fat tire bikes and pulk sleds. All trail passes are good at both Carter locations, in Oxford and Bethel. Trail map. Hours: Daily, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Seven miles of groomed and tracked Nordic trails, one single-mile track, one-half mile handicap trail, beautiful views of Norway Lake and distant mountains, and a staffed and equipped warming hut. Trails are easy to difficult. Free ski boots, poles, and snowshoes on site every day. Events include biathlons, skijors, ski clinics, and snowshoe races at Roberts Farm and other year round events (following Covid guidelines).
Lost Valley Touring Centers
200 Lost Valley RoadAuburn, ME, 04212Phone: 207-784-1561
Cross country (Nordic) skiing leaves from downhill ski area base lodge; equipment rentals
17 kilometers of cross country ski terrain leaves from the base lodge of this downhill (Alpine) ski mountain and wanders through the surrounding woods. Rentals available.
Black Mountain of Maine
39 Glover RoadRumford, MEPhone: 207-364-8977
Downhill ski area offers cross-country skiing & snowshoeing on groomed trails
The cross-country skiing center is friendly and helpful. Nordic trails are groomed for skating and classic cross-country techniques. Snowshoeing is permitted on trails.
Ski Touring Center at Bethel Inn
21 Broad StreetBethel, MEPhone: 207-824-6276
Cross country skiing and snowshoeing next to the inn; ice skating; equipment and pulk sled rentals
This is a great option to have cross-country skiing and snowshoeing right outside the back door of your lodging for a vigorous winter weekend of sport mixed with relaxation and luxury. Forty kilometers of Nordic trails leave from the inn. Rentals and lessons for cross country skiing and snowshoeing are available. Inn also has a health club with outdoor heated pool to ease weary muscles at the end of a day of skiing. Families with young children may rent a traditions pulk sled to pull a load of children behind adult skiers.
Sunday River Inn XC Ski Center
23 Skiway RoadNewry, ME, 04261Phone: 207-824-2410
Cross country skiing over 40 km of trails as well as 12 km of snowshoeing trails.
5092 Access RoadCarrabassett Valley, MEPhone: 207-237-2000
125 trails; 29 glades; 3 terrain parks, snow tubing; night skiing; cross-country; 1,230 acres of skiable terrain; 2,820-foot vertical drop; 618 acres of snowmaking coverage
Skiing & Snowboarding -- Located in Maine’s western mountains, Sugarloaf is a big and a tall ski area. Sugarloaf opens its self-introduction to its website readers with: “Take the Timberline Quad to Sugarloaf's lofty 4,237-foot summit and stand at the top of the world.” Not a small boast. Sugarloaf has difficult terrain but also plenty of easy terrain for children and learners. It claims to be the only ski area in the East that offers lift service above the tree line. The area’s snow fields are extensive and the terrain park has a variety of features, including a half pipe that is among the biggest in the United States. Glades are 11 percent of all the terrain. Everything Else -- Ski and stay packages offered for Sugarloaf’s hotels, inn, and condos. Child care; ski shop, teen center, shopping, spa, Laundromat within the ski area. In nearby towns visitors will find restaurants, ski and snowboard shops, and even an art gallery.
Five Fields Farm
Route 107Bridgton, ME, 04009Phone: 207-647-2425
Skiing and snowshoeing in apple orchard and on logging trails; equipment rentals
Cross country ski and snowshoe through 27 kilometers of orchards and logging roads at this apple orchard. The farm's heated retail stand includes a rental operation with Nordic skiing equipment in all sizes, along with snowshoeing equipment, The trail system moves through the orchards and also connects with logging roads and travels on lands owned by Loon Echo Land Trust and on Bald Pate Mountain.
Groomed trails do not reach the summit, but the back country trek to the summit is often done by snowshoers and tougher skiers. Views include wonderful vistas and occasionally Mount Washington.
Carter’s Farm XC Ski Center in Oxford
420 Main StreetOxford, ME, 04270Phone: 207-539-4848
30 km of groomed trails; snowshoeing; rentals
30 kilometers of groomed Nordic ski trails, including beginning and intermediate levels. Large range of cross-country equipment and snowshoes for rent. Two ski for the price of one on Tuesdays. All trail passes are good at both our locations, in Oxford and Bethel. Trail fees are $10-$14. Dog trail passes are $14 (please call before bringing dogs). Equipment rentals are $10-$14. Season passes are available. Open daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.