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ACADIA NATIONAL PARK
Address: Rte 3, Bar Harbor
Phone: 207.288.3338
Web: www.nps.gov/acad/index.htm
Email: acadia_information@nps.gov
Hours: visitors’ center open daily 8 am to 4:30 pm

The park is on Mount Desert Island, right off the coast. Skiers can hear and sometimes see the ocean. Free camping in the park, and plenty of lodging nearby.

Number of Trails:45 miles of carriage paths, nearly 32 of them groomed on a varying schedule, plus unplowed park roads
Rates:free
Rentals:through Cadillac Mountain Sports
call 207.288.4532. CMS also rents ice skates and snowshoes
Instruction:none

BLACK MOUNTAIN
Address: 39 Glover Rd, Rumford
Phone: 207.364.8977
Web: www.skiblackmtnofme.org
Email: bmominfo@roadrunner.com
Hours: Mon through Sat 9 am to 5 pm; Sun 9 am to 4 pm

The cross-country trail system at Black Mountain was designed by two-time Olympian Chummy Broomhall. Trails are groomed for both classic and skating techniques whenever possible.

Number of Trails:17 km of groomed trails, from easy to difficult, with snowmaking on 4 km
Rates:adults $8, half day $6
juniors $6, $4
free for ages five and under and 75 and older
Rentals:fully day $20, half day $15

RANGELEY LAKES TRAILS CENTER
Address: 524 Saddleback Mountain Road, Rangeley
Phone: 207.864.4309
Web: www.xcskirangeley.com
Email: rlxcski@gwi.net
Hours: ski anytime; lodge and rental shop open daily 8 am to 4 pm

This trail system in western Maine offers beginner trails around Saddleback Lake and more challenging treks on lower Saddleback Mountain. Natural snowfall in the area averages over 200 inches.

Number of Trails:35 km of groomed trails
Rates:adults $12 weekdays, $9 half day, $17 weekends/holidays, $13 half day
children $8 weekdays, $6 half day, $9 weekends, $7 half day
free for ages 69 and over and under seven
Rentals:adults $18, all others $14

SUGARLOAF OUTDOOR CENTER
Address: Rte 27, Carrabassett Valley
Phone: 207.237.2000
Web: www.sugarloaf.com
Email: info@sugarloaf.com
Hours: Sun through Fri 9 am to 5 pm, Sat and holidays 9 am to 8 pm

In addition to skiing, there’s an Olympic-size skating rink, a barbecue, and a sun deck.

Number of Trails:100 km, all groomed and double-tracked. Skill level ranges from a 13 km beginner trail to an expert trail with a 750 foot vertical drop
Rates:adults $20, juniors and seniors $12
after 12:30 pm, adults $16, juniors and seniors $10
free with an apline lift ticket
Rentals:adults $20, juniors and seniors $16
after 12:30 pm, adults $15, juniors and seniors $12
Instruction:adult group lessons $30/90 min, private lessons $50/hr
junior group lesson $25/90 min, private lesson $50/hr

SUNDAY RIVER XC SKI CENTER
Address: 23 Skiway Rd, Newry
Phone: 207.824.2410
Web: www.sundayriverxcskicenter.com
Email: info@sundayriverxcskicenter.com
Hours: weekdays 9 am to 5 pm, weekends 8 am to 5 pm

Features a 40 kilometer network trails for beginner to experienced skiiers that wind through the woods, past picnic sites and a covered bridge. Also offers night skiing and snowshoeing for groups of eight or more, by reservation.

Number of Trails:40 km, all groomed with tracks, some have skating lanes
Rates:full day adults $16, juniors and seniors $12, children $8
half day $12, $10, $6
Rentals:full day adults $16, juniors $10
half day: $10, $6
Instruction:group lessons $25, private $40, semi-private $65 (two people)