Orono SKI FARM

PVSC is excited to welcome a new program for young Nordic skiers!

  • Serving kids between ages 6-12 as of the start of the program. 

  • The program fee will be $30 (additionally, families need to be a member of Penobscot Valley Ski Club)

  • We will meet twice weekly for an 8-week period. Weds 6:15-7:30 pm (we have skied at the high school plenty at night and there is enough light to do it!) and Sundays 2:00-3:30 pm.  We sincerely hope that parents will want to drop off their children and take the opportunity to get a ski in for themselves.

  • We will start January 9, 2019 - March 3, 2019.

  • Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat (nor sleet) nor gloom of night shall keep us from having a really fun practice! 

  • Meet at the Orono High School.

  • Need skis? Check here!

  • Register here for the Orono Ski Farm! Penobscot Valley Ski Club membership is required for participation in this program!

  • For more information, please contact Jen at jenbflower@gmail.com.


Hampden Trails

Penobscot Valley Ski Club will again work with the Reeds Brook Trails to groom trails for public use behind Reeds Brook Middle School in Hampden.

Goals for use of trails:

  • Have fun Nordic skiing!

  • Enjoy the snow and fresh air!

  • Get some healthy outdoor winter exercise!

  • Improve Nordic ski techniques – both classic and skate.

  • Possible weekend recreational group trips based on interest and snow conditions.

Do you have interest in group skis or grooming at this venue? 

Contact Peter Buzzini (peter.buzzini@ubs.com or 318-3772) for more information.


SKI Info and more!

  • Nordic skiing opportunities offered by PVSC (in Orono and Hampden) are open to all skiers regardless of residence.

  • Cross-country ski leasing for kids in grade 8 and younger is available through the Outdoor Sport Institute (formerly Maine Winter Sports Center). For just $65, the ski lease program provides xc skis, boots, poles, and a ski bag for the entire season. 

  • Check here for more information on leasing Nordic skis!

  • Learn-to-ski programs have been previously offered through the Old Town and Bangor Parks & Rec. Departments.  Contact them for more information. Old Town Rec: 207-827-3961; Bangor Parks and Rec: 207-992-4490