A ski resort with terrain for all levels and closeby lodging, lots of apres ski activities and a good ski school make for great vacations on snow.
Maine, the northernmost state in New England, may boast the most burly, rugged skiers and snowboarders in the entire region.
Southern Maine’s Sunday River is often one of the first ski areas to open for the season and boasts an impressive 870 skiable acres of terrain. Yet, Sugarloaf, farther north, is home to the most skiable terrain on the East Coast, thanks to its recent Brackett Basin expansion, at 1,400 skiable acres.
Maine is also home to resorts like Saddleback and their Kennebago Steeps, the largest steep skiing and riding facility in the east. Or, Mt. Abram that partnered with the Mountain Rider’s Alliance to create a model for sustainable, homegrown, local resorts.
Maine has 15 ski resorts.
Blackstrap Hill Ski Area is about 30 minutes from Portland, and Pineland Farms (cross-country skiing) is less than 40 minutes away.
Hermon Mountain Ski Area is about 20 minutes from Bangor. A little further (less than an hour) is Eaton Mountain Ski Area.
Sugarloaf Ski Resort is the largest resort east of the Rockies, and it has the second highest peak in Maine. It is about four hours from Boston, Massachusetts, and Montreal, Quebec. It has 1,400 skiable acres and 2,820 feet of vertical drop.
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