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!

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 or a 6 mile loop.

Ski Trail Updates

January 30, 2020

Packed snow on: + Orin Falls Messer Pond Rd + Stair Falls Trail + Little Messer Pond Rd + K Comp Rd Packed snow with tracks on: + Old River Rd Loop Tom C. and I spent the day grooming. We packed into Big Spring Brook Hut then into Bowlin camps and back to Haskell Hut...

January 24, 2020

***WINTER TRAIL REPORT*** from your friendly Northwoods Snow Reporter and The Groomer Guy Friday, January 24, 2020 Packed and groomed powder on: + The Old River Road Loop Good evening. Friday was an incredibly busy day up at the north end of Katahdin Woods and Waters....

January 19, 2020

Good Evening Just out of the woods , long day , finished up after dark. The Groomer guy and I packed and rolled all the way into Big Spring Brook and were able to pack and roll into the trail head across the river from Bowlin Camps, thanks to our Volunteers hard work...