March 23, 2022 – The Maine Office of Tourism, in collaboration with Ski Maine Association and Maine’s snowmobiling community, shares that while this will serve as this season’s last snow report, there are still ways to enjoy the remaining snow and celebrate the spring season at many of the ski centers.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) snow depth map currently shows the areas north of Bangor still have considerable snow depth, reaching more than two feet in the northernmost section of Aroostook County.
Skiing in Maine
Late March brings sunnier, warmer days to take advantage of the slopes, with snowmaking still taking place at many of the larger resorts as natural snowfall begins to taper off. Spring in Maine also brings celebratory events:
- Sugarloaf—The Toyota U.S. Alpine Championships are taking place now through April 1, and the much-anticipated 34th Annual Reggae Fest will take place April 7-10. The line-up consists of parties at the base of Sugarloaf Mountain, live music, outside entertainment and reggae DJs.
- Sunday River—Craft Beer Weekend will kick off this Friday through Sunday followed by Spring Fest Weekend, April 1-3, including parties, music and spring skiing and riding opportunities.
- Saddleback—The resort’s Second Annual Spring Bash is scheduled for April 9 featuring retro attire, a deck BBQ, prize wheel, live music and DJ and a pond skim contest.
- Black Mountain of Maine—Family Fun Weekend starts tomorrow with specials, the Cardboard Box Derby race and pond skimming fun through Sunday.
- Shawnee Peak—This Saturday is the The Spring Fling featuring the Slush Cup, when skiers and snowboarders skim as far as they can across a 100-foot-long man-made pond.
Learn more about the downhill and Nordic centers at www.skimaine.com.
As snowmobile trail conditions change quickly as the snow base melts during warmer days, please remember to check trail conditions before riding, stay on marked trails and always ride safely.
Northern Outdoors and Kennebec River Brewery are closed for the shoulder season and will reopen May 6 for whitewater rafting season, when the first Kennebec River trip will take place. The first Dead River trip, at high water, releases on Saturday, May 7. ATV rentals begin around Memorial Day Weekend.
For trail conditions in the Caribou area as of last Friday where the most snow depth in the state remains, click here.
This weekend, get outside and celebrate maple season in Maine with Maine Maple Sunday Weekend. For more outside fun and spring adventures from hiking to craft brewery visits, click here to start planning.
The snow reports, distributed bi-weekly, will continue next January to highlight next season’s ski and snowmobile conditions, winter fun and events. To learn more about what to see and do throughout Maine in the spring season and beyond, go to VisitMaine.com.
Slow Travel in Maine
April 2022 News
Still Time to Hit the Slopes and Celebrate Spring
Still Plenty of Winter Fun, Despite Spring’s Approach
March: Summer Planning