March 9, 2022 – The Maine Office of Tourism, in collaboration with Ski Maine Association and Maine’s snowmobiling community, reports that despite moving closer to the official start of the spring season, Maine’s winter recreation continues for both skiers and snowmobilers.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) snow depth map currently shows a variety of snow depths in different regions of the state, ranging from little to no snow along the coastline to more than two feet in the northernmost areas in Aroostook County.
Skiing in Maine
March brings longer, sunnier days perfect to explore new slopes and trails, or learn to ski for the first time.
Here’s an update at some of the state’s largest ski centers:
- Sugarloaf—For snowboarders, the 11th Annual Sugarloaf Banked Slalom is back March 12. The groomers have been out with 50 trails open as of this morning.
- Sunday River—Snowguns and groomers have been busy on the mountain, with corduroy now on 80 trails. This weekend’s schedule includes Red Bull Slide-In Tour, live music, fireworks and Twilight Skiing.
- Saddleback—With winds now subsiding, some fresh snow and up to eight inches more expected for Saturday, it’s a good time to take advantage of 23 trails open. On Sunday, enjoy the Dasch Days with Maine Cabin Masters & Baxter Brewing event.
Many of the ski resorts have spring celebrations on their event calendars, so plan ahead, expect lots of fun and spring skiing opportunities and deals.
For cross country skiers, as of yesterday, New England Outdoor Center’s (NEOC) trail grooming report shows most trails are groomed flat and wide with track set. In Aroostook, conditions remain excellent at Lonesome Pines, with fresh snow received this past weekend.
Learn more about the downhill and Nordic centers at www.skimaine.com.
Please continue to be aware of groomers, ride on the right and stay safe. Snowmobiling in March, for as long as the snow base holds up, usually offers warmer, sunnier and longer days on the trails.
Snowmobile trail conditions are updated regularly, so be sure to check in advance of your trip.
More Maine Winter Fun
Maine Restaurant Week continues until this Saturday, providing the ideal opportunity to support a new restaurant or experience a favorite again. With spring on the horizon, here are some spring activities to motivate and inspire.
The snow reports, released biweekly on Wednesdays, will include snow conditions for the ski resorts and snowmobile trails, and will be posted on where visitors can find information on other winter activities.
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