Skiing and Snowshoeing in the Moosehead Lake Region
Downhill Alpine Skiing
Come “Ski the View”! Big Squaw Mountain is located in the heart of the Moosehead Lake Region with 23 groomed trails, 2 lifts and a recently renovated ski lodge. They offer an extensive ski school with multiple “Learn to Ski” and “Learn to Board” programs taught by ski/board instructors with over 70 years of combined experience.
Big Squaw Mountain is unequivocally the most affordable ski area for families. Every Sunday you’ll find live music in the lodge through the end of March. Come join the locals and experience one of the most beautiful views in the state!
Visitors will find numerous opportunities for cross-country skiing while visiting Moosehead.
Natural Resources Education Center offers family-friendly trails at the Visitor’s Center on Route 15 and Lily Bay State Park hosts family-friendly cross-country skiing opportunities as well. Big Squaw Mountain features 10 kilometers of cross-country trails in addition to their downhill alpine skiing. The Appalachian Mountain Club boasts 70 miles of groomed, but untracked, backcountry skiing. The Birches’ cross-country trails include varied terrain for all levels of experience, they also have ski-in lodging available at their yurt huts.
For the more adventurous cross-country skiers, there are hundreds of miles of ungroomed logging roads waiting to be explored.