308 Howe Hill RoadGreenwood, ME, 04289Phone: 207-875-5000
Skiing & Snowboarding - Mount Abram, a few miles outside of Bethel, describes itself as a relaxed, no-snobbery ski zone that welcomes families. Trails cover the gamut from beginner trails to expert runs. There also is a jib park, with plenty of jibs and hits. Boundary to boundary ski policy. Everything Else - After-ski fun and relaxation at the Westside Lodge and the Loose Boots Lounge. Restaurant. Lodging is in the surrounding area.
Formerly known as Shawnee Peak, Pleasant Mountain is Maine’s oldest ski area. Slopes for all ages and glade skiing is open in Sherwood Forest. Expert skiers also have difficult glades to explore. Learning center at the lodge welcomes children and novice skiers.
15 South Ridge RoadNewry, ME, 04261Phone: 207-824-3000
Skiing & Snowboarding - Sunday River has 133 trails across 820 skiable acres on eight mountain peaks. The Chondola (chair / gondola) is a high-speed lift taking skiers from South Ridge to North Peak in seven minutes. The ski area offers a guarantee: if you are unsatisfied with snow conditions, turn in your ticket within an hour of purchase and use it another day. Five terrain parks with lots of freestyle features. Night skiing and snow tubing. Explore glades with caution. Everything Else - Frequent Skier Card and other discounted lift ticket plans available. Dining at White Cap Lodge. Ski shop and child care. Lodging at the Grand Summit Resort Hotel and Jordan Resort Hotel, and other locations in the Bethel area. The ski area offers ski-and-sty packages at lodging near the slopes.
Skiing & Snowboarding - Black Mountain of Maine is family-oriented and affordable. Night skiing is easy on slopes that are fully lighted. Upper and Lower Androscoggin Trails together compose an intermediate run of nearly a full mile. In all, there are 23 trails, including a glade. The Moose Run area for beginners if very welcoming. The cross-country skiing center is top-notch. Nordic trails are groomed for skating and classic cross-country techniques. The cross-country trails are also open to snowshoeing. Everything Else - Racing and a variety of youth programs are offered.
5092 Sugarloaf Access RoadCarrabassett Valley, ME, 04947Phone: 207-237-2000Toll-Free: 800-843-5623
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.
Skiing & Snowboarding - Saddleback is a very large ski area in the Rangeley Lakes area of western Maine. The foundation that owns the ski area is determined to keep skiing family-friendly and affordable and secure and low-key. Extensive ski and snowboard school with low teacher-to-student ratios. Offerings for families with kids include child care, learning programs, advanced lessons, racing, and fun events geared for kids. Affordability is achieved through low-price day tickets, bring-a-friend discounts, season passes with no blackout dates, discounts for students on school honor rolls, group ticket rates, and low-cost ski and stay packages. Everything Else - Nice lodge with dining, lounging, and ski shop. Lessons and rentals available. Child care from infant to six-year-olds. Lodging on the mountain with ski-in and ski-out access.