Maine Snow Report: Daylight Savings Time Means Longer Days to Enjoy the Trails
March 13, 2019 — The Maine Office of Tourism, in collaboration with Ski Maine Association and the Maine Snowmobile Association (MSA), reports that with Sunday’s storm and Daylight Savings Time, longer days will make March skiing and snowmobiling some of the best of the year.
Currently, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) snow depth map shows that almost three-quarters of the state has significantly more than two feet of snow.
Skiing in Maine
March snowfall on Maine's mountains has totaled another foot. The ski areas remain completely open, with Nordic centers continuing to groom miles upon miles of trails for skiing, snowshoeing and fat biking. Warmer temperatures make March an ideal month to learn how to ski or snowboard and those interested should check out Sunday River's weekend-long event.
As the calendar nears Saint Patrick's Day and the southern New England ski areas begin to wind down for the season, here in Maine, the centers prepare for another six to eight weeks of great skiing.
"The amount of sunlight is very noticeable this week and the trails are bright and white," said Greg Sweetser, executive director of Ski Maine. "The snowbanks are huge and spring events bring a festive air to Maine ski areas."
To the right is a ski update from Ski Maine Executive Director Greg Sweetser.
Similar to the ski centers, the storm on Sunday brought a fresh coat of snow to many popular snowmobile destinations throughout the state. With an abundance of snow still in northern Maine, riders can expect incredible trail conditions and with more light during the day, a long and exciting day of riding. The Forks and Jackman also provide similar conditions worth checking out.
Meyers urges snowmobilers to be safe while riding and to check trail conditions before heading out for the day. Snowmobile trail conditions are updated daily.
For a list of upcoming snowmobile events, click here.
MSA Executive Director Bob Meyers provides a snowmobile update at right.
More Maine Winter Fun
Maine Science Festival — March 13-17
The Maine Science Festival features more than 70 events and activities for all ages. The five-day event includes forums, workshops, hands-on activities, films, talks and exhibits.
Maine Maple Sunday — March 24
An annual celebration of the coming of spring, Maine Maple Sunday is the perfect activity for families. Syrup producers from across the state open their sugarhouses to the public to enjoy samples of freshly made maple syrup and other goodies.
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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