Mt Abram Ski Area, Maine

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Mt Abram Ski Area in Maine & Escape2ski provides information on; vertical drop 1150ft/351m, total trails 51, closest airport 62mi/100km, lifts 5, and more. Mt Abram Ski Area is located 7mi/11km to the southeast of Bethel, Maine in the small community of Greenwood and offers residents and visitors the chance to enjoy skiing and snowboarding, […]

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Mt Abram Ski Area in Maine & Escape2ski provides information on; vertical drop 1150ft/351m, total trails 51, closest airport 62mi/100km, lifts 5, and more.

Mt Abram Ski Area is located 7mi/11km to the southeast of Bethel, Maine in the small community of Greenwood and offers residents and visitors the chance to enjoy skiing and snowboarding, as well as other outdoor activities.

Mt Abram Ski Area was developed by the Cross brothers; Norton, Stuart, and Donald who were involved in the logging business and saw the need to bring winter recreation to the area.

On December 11, 1960, Mt Abram Ski Area opened to the public with two trails and a T-Bar lift, plus outdoor skating, and tobogganing. In the second year of operation the upper mountain was expanded with new terrain, and for the 1965-66 season, a beginner area was added to welcome new skiers to the mountain.

As the skier visits continued to increase season over season, it was time to move away from the original T-Bar lifts, so for the 1970 season, Mt Abram Ski Area installed their first chairlift, a double chair that substantially increased the uphill capacity.

By 1985, to guard against the possibility of any lean snow years, snowmaking was introduced to provide coverage from the summit to the base. For the 1988-89 winter season, it was decided to create the Westside area for beginners to enjoy their time on the slopes.

One common theme that has remained at Mt Abram Ski Area throughout its long history, and several ownership groups, is that it continues to offer an excellent place for families to come and enjoy a casual day on the slopes at an affordable price.


On the Slopes

  • Mt Abram Ski Area enjoys the luxury of having two base areas; there is the Westside area that is great for beginner and intermediates, features five runs, and a day lodge. There is also the Main Base area that has the Loose Boots Lounge, tickets sales, and top to bottom skiing and snowboarding.
  • There is a beginner terrain park with smaller jibs and jumps located at the Westside area, and for intermediate to advanced park enthusiasts, the main mountain area features rails, boxes, and multiple larger jumps to challenge your skills.
  • Mt Abram Ski Area has a ski school with a dedicated group of instructors who are ready to help with children’s lessons such as Bullwinkle’s Buddies (four and up), Group lessons, Private lessons, and even an 8-week Adult Program with a women-only option.
  • The Sports Haus Ski Shop found at the Main base area can help with gloves, hats, clothing, ski and snowboard rentals, plus souvenirs to remember your visit.
  • Make sure to visit the popular Loose Boots Lounge located at the Main base area where you can take a break from the slopes and enjoy burgers, pizza, sandwiches, and many more lounge favourites. Also, depending on which day you visit, you may be entertained with live music.

Off the Slopes

  • There is no on-mountain accommodation at Mt Abram, so the town of Bethel is a great place to call home while visiting the area. It has a number of unique lodging options such as the Bethel Inn Resort, Bethel Village Motel, Norseman Motel, and more.
  • Mt Abram Ski Area offers more than just skiing and snowboarding; you can find Nordic Skiing and Snowshoeing in and around both base areas.
  • There is also a great selection of dining and shopping options in and around the Bethel area.
  • Mt Abram’s two base areas are accessible either by skiing or snowboarding on the connecting trails or by taking advantage of the base-to-base shuttle service that is FREE for everyone and operates continuously during open days.
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Mountain Information

Current Status: Closed

Mountain Essentials

Vertical Drop:
1150 ft / 351 m

Base Elevation:
1050 ft / 320 m

Summit Elevation:
2200 ft / 671 m

Skiable Area:
250 acres

Average Snowfall:
125 in / 318 cm

Trail Map

Snow Report

Weather Conditions

Mountain Terrain

Total Trails: 51

Beginner: 10 (19%)

Intermediate: 31 (61%)

Advanced: 8 (16%)

Expert: 2 (4%)

Terrain Parks & Pipes: 2

Snow Cross: No

Super Pipe: No

Half Pipe: No

Jib Park: Yes

Services

Ski & Snowboard School: Both

Rentals & Repairs: Yes

Parking:  Free

Retail Shops: Yes

Children’s Ski Programs: Yes

Women's Ski Programs: Yes

Adaptive Ski Programs: No

Childcare: No

Day Lodges: Yes

Restaurants: Yes

Distance from...

Nearest Airport:
Portland ME, 62mi / 100km

Nearest Major City:
Portland ME, 70mi / 113km

Nearest Town/City:
Bethel ME, 7mi / 11km

Mountain Operations

Season Dates: Dec 16 to Apr 8

Skiing & Snowboarding: Both

Open Days: Th, F, Sa, Su

Hours of Operation:
9:00am to 4:00pm, Thurs to Sun & Holidays : Hours maybe subject to change.

Night Skiing: No

Lift Ticket Prices

Lift Information

Total Lifts: 5

Double Chairs: 2

Surface Lifts: 3

Lodging

Mountainside: No

Within 20mi / 33km: Yes

Closest Airport(s)

What our Convenience Rankings™ mean

Portland Intl Jetport  (PWM)
Distance: 62 mi / 100 km
Ranking: Most Convenient

Boston Logan Intl Airport  (BOS)
Distance: 169 mi / 272 km
Ranking: Least Convenient

Contact Info

Central Reservations: N/A

Direct Phone: 207-875-5000

Snow Phone: 207-875-5000

Helpful Links

Official Ski Resort Site

Nearby Lodging

Tourism Site

Seasonal Programs