Maine Snow Report: Maine Continues to Measure Snow Cover in Feet
March 6, 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
Another tremendous winter weekend is in store across the entire State of Maine. The weekly snowfall continues adding another foot of snow throughout ski country. The best news is that the last storm covered the ground throughout New England. With snow in everyone's backyard, people really get excited to get outside and play.
"I was able to sample both downhill and cross country skiing this week, and everywhere I skied, the conditions were exceptional. I saw the biggest crowds of the season which is a sign that the word is out on Maine skiing -- it is just great," says Greg Sweetser, executive director of the Ski Maine Association. The snowbanks continue to grow as Maine's snowfall total now exceeds 17 feet, and base depths are measured in feet at nearly every ski area. Daylight savings time returns this weekend, so look toward longer days of sunshine to enjoy on the slopes. For the complete listing of Maine downhill and Nordic centers, visit www.skimaine.com.
Click the image to the right for a video update from Ski Maine Executive Director Greg Sweetser.
It's a great time to be a snowmobiler in Maine, and it's only going to get better! With the slowly arriving spring comes longer days and moderating temperatures. Thanks to the remarkable base on trails in many areas of the state — up to five feet — short of a major meltdown we'll be riding well into the spring. And of course, anyone will tell you that spring riding is the best riding. Trail conditions are updated daily — find the latest on your favorite riding area at www.mesnow.com/WherestheSnow.html.
MSA Executive Director Bob Meyers provides a snowmobile update at right.
"Get out there and enjoy. You'll be able to tell your grandkids that you snowmobiled during the winter of 2018-19!" said Meyers.
Trails of interest
► Take a ride up to Bald Mountain Camps in Oquossoc and enjoy a concert on the ice.
► The Bigelow Lodge, located near Flagstaff Lake, has been open most weekends. Stop by and warm up by the fire.
► Enjoy endless views from the trails in the Coburn Mountain area and ITS-86 in Eustis.
► Take a ride through the covered bridge in Guilford.
► Head out along the Dead River on ITS-86 in The Forks.
For a list of upcoming snowmobile events, click here.
More Maine Winter Fun
Maine Restaurant Week, ends March 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.
Maine Science Festival — March 13-17
If you have cabin fever, check out the science festival.
Looking ahead: Maine Maple Sunday — March 24
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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