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
We received more snow today, 4-6 inches of light fluffy stuff. Will be heading up to check trails and do some maintenance . Grooming if necessary, will not be grooming tomorrow but will be up again on saturday . Skiing is incredible!
Just got back from grooming the XC trails . The 5k loop and all the way into Haskell and Big Spring Huts are ready to go . The snow is perfect We received 8” plus on Tuesday must be 5’ of snow now on the ground. Talked to a group of students from John Bapst skiing...
Beautiful and cold day out on the Old River Road Ski Loop today . Packed powder ready for some fresh snow over the next two days . Continuing the clean up of trees down and found many more tracks including these beaver tracks and their fresh work by the East Branch ....