The Orono ski program is open to kids who live in any town or school district. It is not affiliated with any school or town, just PVSC. (You do need to be a PVSC member - $28 per individual or $40 per family - join here). The program is for kids in grades 6-8, and will meet several days per week. No cross-country skiing experience is necessary, and all skiers will have race opportunities.

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 with your local Parks and Recreation office (Orono, Bangor, Old Town) to find out details of the ski rental program. Typically, orders are collected in mid-November.

For more information, please contact Bob Bass (rbass@midmaine.com).


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.

Other Locations

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