The closest ski areas to Bangor are listed below. There are many other great places to downhill ski in Maine; for a complete list, go to www.skimaine.com .
Hermon Mountain, Hermon (14 mi. from Bangor)
Hermon Mountain, located on Newburgh Road in Hermon, is the club’s base for many alpine activities. The Alpine Racing Development program trains and competes on Cloud 9. The Alpine Learn-to-Ski program is also offered through Hermon Mountain. The Club’s racing coaches have even been known to set gates on Friday evenings for anyone who wishes to take a run.
Information about Hermon Mountain, including conditions and hours of operation can be found at: www.skihermonmountain.com
Camden Snow Bowl, Camden (58 mi. from Bangor)
The Camden Snow Bowl, located in Camden, is another small-town ski area with big mountain terrain. PVSC has a unique connection with the Camden Snow Bowl – the chairlift that used to be on Bald Mountain (in Dedham, run by PVSC), is now located at the Snow Bowl. There are some big upgrades in the future for the Snow Bowl, including a new lodge.
Information about the Camden Snow Bowl, including conditions and hours of operation can be found at: www.camdensnowbowl.com
Mount Jefferson, Lee (62 mi. from Bangor)
Mount Jefferson, located in downtown Lee, showcases the best of small-town Maine mountains. Their motto, “Small enough to be friendly… big enough to be fun!” truly says it all. Note that Mount Jefferson is only open on the weekends and during school vacations.
Information about Mount Jefferson, including conditions and hours of operation can be found at: www.skimtjefferson.com
Big Squaw, Greenville (75 mi. from Bangor)
Big Squaw Mountain, located in Greenville, was reopened by a dedicated group of local skiers as a non-profit in 2013. PVSC has a long history with Big Squaw – the mountain hosted Club events and races for many years when no mountain existed near Bangor.
Information about Big Squaw, including conditions and hours of operation can be found at: www.skibigsquaw.com
Big Rock Ski Area, Mars Hill (147 mi. from Bangor)
Big Rock Ski Area, located in Mars Hill, has the highest vertical drop of any ski area in Northern Maine or Eastern Canada. Being in southern Aroostook County, Big Rock consistently gets great snow when other ski areas “down-state” may get the dreaded “wintery mix”. Owned and operated by a local non-profit, Big Rock is an easy drive up I-95 from Bangor.
Information about Big Rock, including conditions and hours of operation can be found at: www.bigrockmaine.com