If you like to snowboard and/or ski, they are near the New Hermon Mountain and Camden Snow Bowl. Please highlight both :
Skiers and snowboarders who come to Maine often stay at Travelers Inn located at 130 Pleasant St. (U.S. Route 1) in Brunswick, Maine. Nearby there are two ski areas of note: New Hermon Mountain and Camden Snow Bowl.
New Hermon Mountain
New Hermon Mountain, outside of Bangor, opened in 1964, so it has been around a long time. It offers both day and night skiing/boarding. With 100 percent snowmaking capacity, its 60 skiable acres include the longest run at just under one mile. The vertical drop of the various runs vary between 100 and 450 feet. 40% are beginner runs, 30% intermediate, and 30% advanced. There are three lifts to get up the mountain with about 20 trails to choose from to get down the mountain. Snowboarders should expect a half pipe. Should you need lessons, there are learn-to-ski packages available starting in January, as well as private lessons offered daily and group lessons offered on weekends. At New Hermon Mountain you can affordably rent skis, poles and boots– there are rentals for every age and size, with knowledgeable pros to help you gear up. The season runs from mid-December through the end of March. Find out more at New Hermon’s website.
Camden Snow Bowl
Another ski area in Maine you might want to check out is the Camden Snow Bowl. It’s the only ski area on the East Coast of the USA with views of the ocean! Like New Hermon, Camden offers 20 trails and snowmaking, as well as day and night skiing (Wednesdays thru Fridays). Furthermore, there’s a 4,000 foot triple lift to get you quickly up the hill. At Camden, the vertical drop is higher than New Hermon– 1000 feet. There’s also a double chairlift as well as a carpet lift. Snowboarders will appreciate the terrain park. Rentals are available– skis/boards, poles, helmets, and boots… and for those who want to try snowshoes, they have those, too! For more info about the Camden Snow Bowl at their website.
FYI: Camden Snow Bowl is about 55 miles from the Travelers Inn in Brunswick– a 1 hour and 10 minute drive. New Hermon Mountain is 100 miles from the Inn– a 1 hour and 30 minute drive.