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.
On as near perfect terrain as
Green Mountains of Vermont and the White Mountains in New Hampshire...
...Maine mountains offer spectacular skiing -
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
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
Maine ski trip.
And considering the Maine
- you won't want to miss out...
Because of their northern location, high elevation
ski mountains not only begin snow making early in the season, but
can count on Mother Nature for large amounts of annual snowfall.
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.
Whether it is a Christmas
Maine you are planning, or any other winter getaway...
Although Christmas in Maine is very special, with many ski area
hotels, motels, inns, and bed and breakfasts, offering "Ski in Maine"
"Ski and Stay" packages that include ski discounts AND
lodging specials, to take full advantage of deals, book a holiday
ski vacation early!
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...
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
non-skiers - tubing,
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
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
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,
How do you find the best places to stay
in Maine for a ski vacation?
Maine ski passes, ski packages, and discount lift
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 (visitmaine.com) - Alpine Skiing in Maine - should get
you in the spirit!