PVSC grooms several trail systems that are free and open to the public. All PVSC grooming and trail maintenance is done by volunteers. Please consider a membership or donation to support our efforts. The club uses www.skitrailreport.com to report conditions and provide grooming updates. You can add your own posts as well – the more updates, the better!
Abbott Park, Winterport
4km, skate and classic, SkiTrailReport.com link for Abbott Park
Typically no longer groomed by club volunteers. Trails still exsist.
Bangor Municipal Golf Course, Bangor
10-15km, skate and classic, SkiTrailReport.com link for the Bangor Municipal Golf Course
The Bangor Municipal Golf Course is a unit of the Bangor Parks and Recreation Department. Beginning in the winter of 2012-13, PVSC teamed up with course staff to offer groomed trails right in downtown Bangor. These trails feature rolling terrain that is great for beginner and experienced skiers alike. There are also some lights that allow folks to get out and ski on a short loop once the sun has set on Maine’s Queen City.
Caribou Bog/ Taylor Road, Orono
10km, skate and classic, SkiTrailReport.com link for the Caribou Bog Trails
The Caribou Bog Ski Trail is a a point-to-point trail that starts at the Bangor City Forest and finishes at the Sargent Center in Old Town and is only groomed for special events. However, several loops accessed from Taylor Rd. in Orono are groomed by PVSC throughout the winter for skate and classic skiing. The Taylor Rd. loops offer significant hills (for our area), as well as flat and rolling sections. Maps of the Caribou Bog trails courtesy of the Orono Land Trust can be found here:
Hampden Schools, Hampden
3km, skate and classic, SkiTrailReport.com link for the Hampden Schools Trails
PVSC has led a big effort to widen and reconstruct the trails behind the Hampden schools, where we began grooming in 2014. Enter across the road from Reeds Brook Middle School. Ski and running trails (totaling more than 5k) have been designed by a professional. As funding and time allows, we hope to extend from the current loop.
Orono Schools, Orono
4km, skate and classic, SkiTrailReport.com link for the Orono Schools Trails
PVSC led a big effort to widen and reconstruct the trails behind the Orono schools, where we have been grooming since 2011. An important note is that the trails are designed to be skied in one direction to avoid collisions on the hills. Please enter the trails on the north side of the football stadium and exit on the south side.
University of Maine Trails, Orono and Old Town
15k, skate and classic, SkiTrailReport.com link for UMaine trails
The University of Maine Campus Recreation maintains and grooms all of the trails south of Stillwater Ave. in Old Town, while University Forests grooms trails north of Stillwater Ave. These trails are generally flat with some rolling sections, and is the most extensive cross-country ski trail network locally. Campus Rec advises skiers to follow them on Facebook to see the latest trail conditions updates: Campus Rec’s Facebook Page. A trail map can be found here: University of Maine Trails Map