Skiing & Riding in Maine
Majestic mountain vistas, abundant snowfall, impeccably groomed trails, tree-studded glades, powerful snowmaking, short lines and high-speed lifts – that’s Maine skiing at its legendary best, and why skiers and riders consistently give our ski areas rave reviews. Plan an incredible winter vacation and experience for yourself the finest skiing and riding in New England.
Downhill skiing and snowboarding opportunities abound on thousands of acres of terrain and more than 575 trails and glades. That means fun for all interests and abilities, from the treeless alpine heights to hills overlooking the ocean, with big vertical drops up to 2,800 feet, wide open cruising on perfect corduroy, challenging routes through the trees, and terrain parks with super-pipes, half-pipes, ramps, rails, jumps, boxes and many other elements.
Spend a weekend or a week at our world class big mountain destination resorts, where you’ll discover hundreds of trails, dozens of high-speed lifts, and a complete range of skier services, accommodations and dining options. Maine’s mid-size mountains offer many of the same fine skier amenities as the big resorts but on a smaller scale and slower pace that works well for families. The vibrant local community ski areas offer a quaint experience; a step back in time to how and where Maine skiing got its start.
Complete rentals of skis, boots, poles and snowboards are available at most ski areas and resorts, so equipment is never a problem. Enhance your skiing and riding experience with a lesson taught by a certified ski instructor.
At day’s end come in from the cold, relax by the fireplace in a cozy pub and enjoy a variety of après ski entertainment. Comfortable and convenient trailside lodging, inns and B&B’s, and a range of dining choices complement your memorable Maine skiing adventure.
Maine’s rich skiing history and heritage is on display at the Ski Museum of Maine, a must-see diversion during your winter visit.