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Alpine Skiing in Maine
Thanks to ski areas like Baker Mountain, Camden Snow Bowl, and Shawnee Peak, Maine is a major destination during New England’s ski season.
Formerly the Hermon Mountain Ski Area, the Greater Bangor Ski Area is set in southern Maine – just 12 miles outside of central Bangor.
Neighboring Hermon Pond, the Greater Bangor Ski Area has six ski trails: Cloud Nine, Scenic, Lake View, Slow Poke, Lazy Lane, and Long View. Hermon Mountain also features night skiing, snow tubing, and lessons for skiing and snowboarding.
More than 100 miles southwest of Hermon Mountain, the Lost Valley Ski Area is located in the city of Auburn – set southwest of Augusta and 24 miles north of Freeport.
Established in 1961, Lost Valley offers 45 skiable acres and 15 runs – the longest of which is 2,500 feet. The Lost Valley Ski Area’s longest vertical drop is 240 feet, and features two lifts, cross-country ski trails, and one terrain park. Rentals and lessons are also available at Lost Valley.
For a more friendly time on the slopes, head to the Powderhouse Hill Ski Area in South Berwick – just 11 miles northwest of York and less than an hour from Portland. Owned by the Town of South Berwick, Powderhouse Hill has been operated by the Powderhouse Ski Club since 1964.
Formerly Butler’s Hill, Powderhouse has a top elevation of 240 feet, and a base elevation of 120 feet. This Maine ski area features three runs serviced by one lift, making it one of the most intimate ski areas in Maine.
Those ready for action and fun on the slopes near Bangor, are in luck. Hermon Mountain, a family-owned ski area, offers a variety of twenty runs for beginners and experts alike. Skiers and snowboarders ride the chair lift and T-bar, to access the runs for a great day in the snow.
The 600 foot tubing park even has its own lift. With 100% snowmaking capabilities, Hermon Mountain is always ready for a great day. Those in need of a lesson can learn from the pros, during a private lesson, group lesson or during one of the ski programs.
The Hermon Mountain Rental and Repair Shop provides a wonderful selection of rental equipment, as well as the tools needed for repairs or tuning. Take a break at the full service snack bar in the base lodge, for a tasty snack or meal, before heading outside for more snow fun. Enjoy your time in Maine.
Lost Valley Ski Area
Residents and visitors ready for snow fun along the coast of Maine, have a wonderful ski area nearby. The Lost Valley Ski Area is located southwest of Augusta and northwest of Freeport. Since 1961, skiers have had fun on the slopes at Lost Valley, thanks to Otto Wallingford and Dr. Camille Gardner.
By the 1970s, Wallingford developed a grooming tool to make the hard snow into groomed powder. The resort encompasses forty-five acres and features two chairlifts, providing service to the resort's fifteen runs.
The variety of runs from beginner to advanced, provide plenty of fun. The terrain park is a great place for snowboarders to practice their best jumps and tricks.
Lessons are available from the resort's ski instructors, as well as rental equipment. Lost Valley also hosts summer time parties, weddings and special events. Kids and adults ready to tag each other in a friendly game of paintball, have a blast at Lost Valley.
Winter time travelers to the coastal city of York, have fun in the snow in nearby South Berwick. Powderhouse Hill ski area was first established in 1939, by William Hardy, when he constructed a rope tow on the slope.
Throughout the years, improvements were made to the fifteen acre site and its three ski runs. Skiers access the runs via a tow rope, reaching the 175-foot vertical elevation.
Bring along a sled to cruise down the sledding hill and lace up your ice skates for a fun time gliding across the ice at the skating rink.
Those ready to warm up, head inside the small lodge at the bottom of the hill to enjoy a tasty snack from the snack bar.
Have a great day in the snow at one of the oldest operating ski areas in America. Enjoy your time in Maine.
Sugarloaf Ski & Golf Resort
Receiving an annual average of 200 inches of snowfall, Sugarloaf Ski & Golf Resort is located in Carrabassett Valley, Maine, less than an hour and a half northeast of Waterville. Carved out of Sugarloaf Mountain, the ski area boasts a combined 54 miles of trails.
During warmer months golfers flock to nearby Sugarloaf Golf Club, named #1 Golf Course in Maine by Golf Digest. The 18-hole course, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., is set amongst lush woods and rolling hills, giving players a truly unforgettable experience with each game.