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Skiing on the Maine coast? Why not! Camden Snow Bowl has the best of both Maines.



Maine has several great ski resorts to which skiers will travel for hundreds of miles.

They're all high in the mountains, where the air—not to mention the snow—is dry because of the altitude above sea level.

But what of a ski area only three miles from the sea, just outside the charming, historic coastal windjammer-port town of Camden, Maine?

That would be the Camden Snow Bowl, a small but intriguing ski and snow sports area by Hosmer Pond in the Camden Hills with a vertical drop of 943 feet (287 meters; from 1093 feet to 150 feet above sea level), and 80 skiable acres (32 hectares).

The 11 ski trails (20% Beginner, 60% Intermediate, 20% Expert) are served by 4 ski lifts, including a double chair, 2 T-bars and a surface lift. Snowmaking covers 45% of the skiable surface area. About half the trails are usually illuminated for evening skiing.

The terrain park is all set for snowboarding.

Skiing and snowboarding are the two expected snow sports here, but Camden Snow Bowl has much more.

First and foremost is its famous 400-foot (122-meter) toboggan chute, which has hosted US national toboggan championships. There's also a popular snow tubing hill, ice skating on Hosmer Pond, snowshoeing and winter hiking—a full list of winter sports.

The snow can be damp rather than dry here because of the temperature-moderating effect of the ocean, but that also means the air is not biting cold.

Sure, ski conditions here are sometimes not as good as at the higher-elevation ski resorts inland, but Camden is always good with great inns, restaurants, museums and entertainments.

Maine coastal culture and skiing, too. Wow!

Camden Snow Bowl
Hosmer Pond Road (map)
Camden ME 04843
Tel 207-236-3438
Hotline 207-236-4418

—by Tom Brosnahan

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