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2019 Snow Report Week Nine

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 14:38

Maine Snow Report: Heading into March with Winter's Deepest Snowbanks

February 27, 2019 — The Maine Office of Tourism, in collaboration with Ski Maine Association and the Maine Snowmobile Association (MSA), reports that a solid snowpack and recent snowfalls have ensured excellent skiing and snowmobiling throughout much of March. 

Currently, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) snow depth map shows that most regions of the state have reached more than two feet of snow, with many regions like Aroostook far exceeding that total. 

Skiing in Maine 
Ski Maine Executive Director Greg SweetserSunday's storm delivered another foot of new snow to most of Maine's ski areas.
  
"It's been an incredible winter to be a skier or snowboarder in Maine," said Ethan Austin, director of marketing at Sugarloaf. "March is historically one of our snowiest months, so to be at 200 inches already this year is incredible for Sugarloaf." 

Both downhill and Nordic centers reported successful Presidents' Day weekends and will continue to offer 100 percent of their terrain as they continue into March with longer days and warmer sunshine. 

Click the image to the right for a video update from Ski Maine Executive Director Greg Sweetser.

Maine Snowmobiling 
Snowpack in several regions of the state has reached record-breaking levels. Snowmobile trail conditions are updated daily. 

Trails to take special note of this week are Ashland, where it is common to spot wildlife; trails surrounding Maine's largest waterfall, Grand Falls, on ITS-86 between Eustis and The Forks; Coburn, easily accessible from trails from many directions; and ITS-86 near Katahdin, where the Staceyville Road is flat and fast.

MSA Executive Director Bob MeyersMSA Executive Director Bob Meyers provides a snowmobile update at right. 

"Even if you never do it again, get out there to enjoy this epic winter and Maine's amazing trails!" said Meyers.

For a list of upcoming snowmobile events, click here

More Maine Winter Fun
Maine Restaurant Week, March 1 - 12 
For foodies looking to experience the delicious cuisine the state has to offer, this year's list of participating restaurants will be offering special menu options and prices, full of great food and locations to try.

Can-Am Crown International Dog Sled Races, March 2
For winter adventurers, the 27th annual dog sled races will take place in Fort Kent.

For a Dropbox of Maine winter activities, click here

The snow reports, released each Wednesday throughout the season, will be posted on VisitMaine.com where visitors can also find information about other winter activities and events. People enjoying the Maine winter are encouraged to share their photos on social media using #MaineWinter.

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Editor's Note: Click on the link below to access a collection of downloadable images. 

Maine Winter Images

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