Mt Abram Ski Area, Greenwood, ME

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Mt Abram Ski Area in Greenwood, Maine, and Escape2ski connect you to skiing, snowboarding, snow reports, trail maps, lift tickets, lodging, and webcams. Greenwood is a small community with natural beauty that offers residents and visitors alike the chance to enjoy skiing and snowboarding, as well as other outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, biking […]

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Mt Abram Ski Area in Greenwood, Maine, and Escape2ski connect you to skiing, snowboarding, snow reports, trail maps, lift tickets, lodging, and webcams. Greenwood is a small community with natural beauty that offers residents and visitors alike the chance to enjoy skiing and snowboarding, as well as other outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, biking and even hiking. Mt Abram Ski Area is located 7mi/11km to the southeast of Bethel, Maine, which is filled with all the charm and hospitality one would expect from a New England town. 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. After Mt Abram was chosen as the location for the brothers’ new venture, they quickly began to transform the site into a new ski 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. Like most ski areas in the early days, growth was modest, however, to remain competitive and gain new interest from the skiing and snowboarding community, new initiatives were needed. 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. Also, to improve on the current great family ski and ride experience, it was decided to expand and create the Westside area for the 1988-89 season. This new area would provide beginner and intermediate terrain serviced by a double chairlift. One common theme that has remained at Mt Abram Ski Area throughout its long history and over several ownerships groups, and experienced by Escape2ski during our visit, is that the ski area offers a great 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, the Skyline Double Chairlift, the Sawicki Magic Carpet Lift and a day lodge. Then there is also the Main Base area that has the Loose Boots Lounge, tickets sales and top to bottom skiing and snowboarding.
  • In search of a terrain park experience, you’re in luck. The beginner park with smaller jibs and jumps is 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 introduce new skiers and boarders to the slopes or to help more seasoned snow sports enthusiasts develop their skills. The school offers 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 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 find live music from great local talent.

Off the Slopes

  • 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 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 and quaint lodging options such as the Bethel Inn Resort, Bethel Village Motel, Norseman Motel and more. There is also a great selection of dining and shopping options in and around 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.

At Escape2ski you’ll find out – What to know…before the snow.

On the Slopes

Off the Slopes

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Mountain Information

Current Status: Open

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: 2

Snow Cross: No

Super Pipe: No

Half / Mini Pipe: No

Jib Park: Yes

Services

Ski & Snowboard School: Both

Rentals & Repairs: Yes

Parking:  Free

Retail Shops: Yes

Family Friendly: 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

Contact Info

Central Reservations: N/A

Direct Phone: 207-875-5000

Snow Phone: 207-875-5000

Mountain Operations

Season Dates: Dec 16 to Apr 1

Skiing & Snowboarding: Both

Days Operating: Th, F, Sa, Su

Operating Hours:
9:00am-4:00pm; Thurs to Sun & Holidays. Times are subject to change.

Night Skiing: No

Lift Ticket Prices

Lift Information

Total Lifts: 5

Trams: 0

Gondolas: 0

Chondolas: 0

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Express Six: 0

Express Quads: 0

Express Triples: 0

Quads: 0

Triples: 0

Doubles: 2

Surface Lifts: 3

Lodging

Mountainside: No

Within 30mi / 48km: Yes

Closest Airport(s)

Airport Convenience Ranking™

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

Helpful Links

Ski Resort Website

Nearby Lodging

Tourism Site

Seasonal Programs