Cross Country Skiing

We Love Skiing and everything about it! When the snow falls the first thing we do here is clip into our bindings and witness Katahdin’s winter scenes as few ever see it. Bring your camera and capture the snow-covered landscape as you glide by the frozen waters of the East Branch of the Penobscot or the backcountry tote roads of Baxter State Park. The wild and varied landscape ensures that every ski trip is unique and absolutely memorable. Regardless of your experience on xc skiis, we have just the right adventure waiting for you!

Groomed Ski Trails: Katahdin Woods and Waters Recreation Area is located about 16 miles west of Shin Pond. They have recently invested in a brand new Ginsu Groomer that is pulled behind that big yellow Skandic and boy, does it do a great job. Their trails are one of a kind and we couldn’t be more excited and enthusiastic about introducing you to them.

Backcountry Ski Trails: Skiing through Baxter State Park is an adventure many have dreamed about! Plan your mulit-day trip all the way through the park, or go in only for a night to South Branch Pond. Baxter State Park Map No matter the trip, you’ll surely have a fantastic time. Let us know if you’re interested in a guide! We’re happy to accompany you to ensure a safe trip!

Let us help you with your planning! We offer vehicle shuttles or transportation for ski groups planning this adventure. We’ll drop you and your gear at the northern enterance of Baxter State Park and then we’ll drive your car to the southern end so it’s there waiting for you!

Follow the East Branch of the Penobscot River and explore the beautiful area that could potentially be the next National Park. There are several different options for the novice or advanced skier. Make a 3 mile loop, a 6 mile loop, or ski 10 miles down river and we’ll pick you up!

Ski Trail Updates

April 6th

Grooming is over for KAWW ski trails this winter . But there is still plenty of snow . Time your next visit for a warm time of day and the spring skiing will be phenomenal. Yesterday was 16 degrees and Grooming is over for KAWW ski trails this winter . But there is...

March 18th

Temps today 10 degrees at 10 am and 25 degrees by 2:30 pm. Mostly Sunny a bit breezy. Packed powder, all grooming done yesterday , including set track around the Old River Road Loop Trail. Skiers were super happy! Mark has now packed and dragged all the way into...

March 4th

Minimal grooming was done today. We got an inch of new snow and because it was 37 degrees it was better left alone. Though the new snow is a bit sticky the skiing is very nice. Have Fun ! Sled should be ready for pick up...