Maine is one of the best states on the East Coast for winter skiing. From Fort Kent to Kittery, you’ll find many small “mom and pop” ski hills and large award-winning resorts that the whole family will enjoy. Many Mainers have grown up skiing on the local mountains and many have gone back to those same mountains to teach their kids how to ski. With winter approaching fast, it’s time to start planning your winter family ski vacation.
1. SHAWNEE PEAK, BRIDGTON, ME
Located within an hour of Portland, Shawnee Peak has been a family-favorite mountain for over 75 years. It offers New England’s largest night skiing and a large ski school for all ages. Thousands of kids across Maine and New England have grown up skiing this family-owned mountain. With 43 trails and 1,300 vertical feet, Shawnee Peak is a great value for the whole family.