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Ski in Maine - Alpine, Nordic, Snowboarding

Last night's fresh powder, hundreds of vertical feet of expertly groomed trails and un-groomed glades, stunning views from snowcapped peaks, miles of scenic cross country trails, and superb Maine hospitality - ride or ski in Maine and experience for yourself how great, Maine ski vacations can be.

Ski Jump On as near perfect terrain as the Green Mountains of Vermont and the White Mountains in New Hampshire...

...Maine mountains offer spectacular skiing - often with smaller crowds than it's nearby neighbors.

The list of places to ski in Maine is extensive and wide spread, geographically covering areas a short distance from the Maine coast, to those further inland - in the far western region of Maine. 

But, with many of Maine's ski areas and resorts within a four hour drive from Boston or Montreal...

...Maine skiing is easily accessible.

The Portland International Jetport and Bangor International Airport - strategically located near I-95 (the Maine Turnpike) - offer daily flights from several major Northeast cities, making it a great travel alternative for a Maine ski trip.

And considering the Maine ski conditions - you won't want to miss out...

Because of their northern location, high elevation and cold temperatures...

...many Maine ski mountains not only begin snow making early in the season, but can count on Mother Nature for large amounts of annual snowfall.

The Maine ski season often begins early...

...sometimes as early as mid-October, and can last for nearly six months - allowing for early season, mid-winter, and spring skiing.

Ski Vacations Maine - Ski Resorts in Maine

Whether you plan a family ski vacation in Maine, a romantic ski getaway, or enjoy the solitude of a solo ski in Maine, you will have a wide variety of choices.

Choose from family-run, quintessential New England ski areas to larger resorts...

Ski Girls Chairlift...including one that boasts the only lift service in the Northeast running above the timberline, and with a 2,820 foot run has the most continuous vertical feet of skiing in New England.

Most Maine ski areas provide a full range of winter activities. At many resorts...

...snowboarding, alpine, and Nordic skiing, mix with terrain parks that offer loads of jumps and bumps for freestyle skiing...

...cross-country trails are abundant, and for both skiers and non-skiers - tubing, winter hiking, and "Apres ski" around roaring fires, are plentiful.

Ski rentals, day care, high-speed chair lifts, and ski schools - for beginner level skiers to experts - are also provided at many of Maine's mountain resorts.

If you are looking for a ski deal, the best family ski resorts lodging deals are usually available early in the Maine ski season and during the spring.

However, when made early, discount rates are often available for high season and holiday ski reservations - Thanksgiving weekend, Christmas week, New Year's, February vacation, March break, and Easter.

Maine ski passes, ski packages, and discount lift tickets are also usually discounted early in the season. Long before the first Maine snowfall, ski areas begin posting specials on their websites and blogs.

Want a teaser? This Maine Office of Tourism YouTube video ( - Alpine Skiing in Maine - should get you in the spirit!

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