Snow conditions are primo at Sugarloaf, c’mon up!

Crocuses may be blooming in your yard, but it's still full-on winter here at Sugarloaf, in Carrabasett Valley. I took a few runs this...

Dreaming of a White Christmas? Maine’s mountains are deep in powder

Ho, ho, ho: Santa has rewarded Maine's Skiers, riders, and snow lovers. A three-day storm has buried western Maine in 14 to more than...

The Maven is back: News from Northport, Sunday River, Sugarloaf, and Maine’s wilderness

Apologies for being MIA for so long. Between the book deadline of Oct. 30 (new edition of Moon Coastal Maine) and a trip to...
Act quickly if you want to score skis from Saddleback's demo sale.

Maine’s ski areas are thinking snow, are you?

Cool evenings have you thinking skiing, you're not alone. Need new skis? Saddleback is offering 50% off demos with bindings, including  K2, Rossignol, Dynastar, Volkl, Salomon,...

Winter arrives in Maine’s western mountains, and a few nibbles and nods

After a relatively mild winter, March roared in lionlike, with a major snowstorm that dropped upwards of a foot on Maine's western mountains. Saddleback,...
Maine has the snow!

C’mon up to Maine, the skiing and riding is great

Maine has some of the best snow conditions in New England, and that's good news for skiers, snowboarders, snowmobilers, and snowshoers. I spent two...

Cheap airfare, free skiing, enticing dinners, and other news and notes from around Maine

Everybody loves a deal, and I've got quite a few for you. Book today: TOO LATE, YOU MISSED IT, SORRY. $49 airfare from New York,...
Lost Valley is in Auburn, Maine.

Save money by skiing & snowboarding at Maine’s family-sized alpine areas

Maine’s big resorts get most of the attention, but for young families or anyone on a budget, smaller areas provide not only a fun...

The Fat Lady is still singing at Sugarloaf: This weekend should be primo skiing

I know, I know: The grass is growing, the flowers are blooming, the golf course is open. Well maybe where you are, but not...

New quad chairlift to replace Spillway East at Sugarloaf for 2011-12 season

Woohoo! That choral whoop of joy you heard coming from Maine's western mountains late this morning was that of skiers and snowboarders upon...

Cupid takes aim at Saddleback, Maine, on Valentine’s Day

Tired of the Internet dating scene? Ready to meet someone who shares your interest in skiing or snowboarding? Prefer to hash out the small...

Bald Mountain Camps winterizes for the future: It’s now a classic Maine lodge and...

Steve Philbrick, second-generation owner of Bald Mountain Camps Resort, in Maine's famed Rangeley Lakes region bit the bullet. After much soul seraching, he made...

Maine rooms, meals, deals, and steals

A collection of bits and pieces that you might want to consider if planning a midwinter escape to Maine to take advantage of this...

Grab your skis or snowboard and head to Portland…really!

If you can't get to the mountain, than Ski Maine will bring the mountain to you—at least if you live in Greater Portland. Payson...

Lunch at Flagstaff Lake Hut: A winter day trip on the Maine Huts trail

Skiing or snowshoeing hut to hut along the Maine Hut Trail isn't for everyone, but just about anyone can enjoy walking into the Flagstaff...