Skiers and riders give Maine's ski areas rave reviews for the state's mountain vistas, abundant snowfall, impeccably groomed trails, tree-studded glades, powerful snowmaking, short lines and high-speed lifts. You can choose from more than 575 downhill skiing and snowboarding trails and glades on thousands of acres of terrain.
No matter what your interests or abilities may be, you can find your perfect run, from the treeless alpine heights to hills overlooking the ocean with big vertical drops up to 2,800 feet, to wide open cruising on perfect corduroy, to challenging routes through the trees, to terrain parks with super-pipes, half-pipes, ramps, rails, jumps, boxes and many other elements. You can also learn more about Maine’s skiing heritage at the Ski Museum of Maine.
You'll find a variety of accommodations, from big mountain destination resorts to inns to B&Bs, all with a range of apres ski entertainment and dining options. If you're traveling with kids, you may want to try one of Maine’s mid-size mountains, which offer many of the same amenities as the big resorts but on a smaller scale and slower pace that works well for families.
You'll find complete rentals of skis, boots, poles and snowboards at most ski areas and resorts. You can also enhance your skiing or riding experience with a lesson taught by a certified instructor.
Ski Maine Mountain Pass
The Ski Maine Mountain Pass contains 32 lift ticket vouchers for such destinations as Sugarloaf and Shawnee Peak. You can order a pass here