Skiing and Snowboarding

With smaller mountains to inspire and some of the best ski resorts in the east, Maine’s Lakes and Mountains is wicked fun once the snow flies. Our endless slopes, terrain parks, and awesome verticals will keep you on the trails all winter. Or simply spend an afternoon with the family snow-tubing.

Visitors can enjoy all the top features, from beautifully groomed corduroy and challenging terrain parks to trailside lodging and quaint inns just a snowball’s throw from some of the best alpine skiing in all of New England. So strap on your skis or board and hit up the seriousness that is Sugarloaf Mountain, or take the family for an easy day’s skiing at Lost Valley in Auburn.

With state-of-the-art snowmaking and grooming, even when Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate, there will be plenty of swooshing and shredding to be experienced in Maine’s Lakes and Mountains.

the big 3

Ski Saddleback in Rangeley, Maine's Favorite Mountain


Saddleback, Maine’s favorite mountain, offers an authentic New England experience with the summit at 4,120 feet, 2,000 feet of vertical, and a base elevation of 2,100 feet, Maine’s highest. Located in the heart of the legendary Rangeley Lakes Region, the mountain opened in 1960. 

In 2015 the mountain closed and many thought it was for good. But after much investment and work Saddleback re-opened in 20-21. With a welcoming vibe, hand-cut glades and the most natural annual snowfall in Maine, you’ll always want to return.

Ski lift at Sugarloaf Ski Resort in Maine's Lakes and Mountains


Affectionately called “the Loaf”, Sugarloaf offers 4,265-foot elevation, a 2,820-foot vertical, 94% snowmaking, boundary-to-boundary skiing, a ski school and shops, an alpine park, half-pipe, a health club with indoor pool, an alpine village with shops and dining, 14 on-mountain lodging options, child care, and lift-serviced, above-treeline snowfields.  

Sugarloaf offers the best winter playground you could imagine, but it’s the people—the Sugarloafers. All it takes is one visit and you’ll be a Sugarloafer for life.

Ski Sunday River Resort in Newry

Sunday River

Sunday River Resort in Newry covers eight mountain peaks, with a vertical of 2,340 feet and 92% snowmaking. Other key features include boundary-to-boundary skiing, glade skiing, several terrain parks, snow-tubing, a ski school, ski shops, rentals, three base lodges, one summit lodge, restaurants, day care, and slopeside lodging. Plus access to all that nearby Bethel offers.

More than just a mountain, Sunday River offers a range of activities and entertainment events for all ages, year-round. No matter the season, you’ll find your happy place.

Other Ski Mountains

Ways to Adventure

Plan Your Trip

Maine’s Lakes and Mountains offers a variety of resources to help you plan your next visit, including an annual visitor’s guide, stand alone map, and the new Adventure Guide App.

Visitor's Guide

Our Free Visitor's Guide will help inspire your next adventure along our mountain trails, lakes, scenic byways, bustling towns and more.

Map of the Region

Companion to the Visitor Guide, our dual-sided planning map will help you find your way to adventure in every season throughout the region.

Adventure Guide App

The App will point the way to all kinds of adventures, experiences and destinations in Maine’s Lakes and Mountains with GPS location maps and alerts.

Maine's Lakes and Mountains by the numbers

4,000+ footers
Mountain Peaks
Lakes and Ponds
+Towns and Villages
Square Miles of Adventure
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