This ski is located in a stunning and pristine area of Western Maine. Lush forests blanket snow-capped mountains and the nearby towns exude New England charm. It’s a beautiful place to visit for a weekend or a week.
The diversity of runs, the sheer amount of activities and events and the stunning landscape make Mt. Abram a popular destination. Touted as one of the most family friendly resorts in Maine, the ski area is perfect for beginners, intermediates and has plenty of challenging terrain for more advanced skiers and riders to enjoy. The ski area is spread over 550 acres, boasts a 1,150-foot vertical drop, and has over 40 named trails. It also has a significant amount of gladed runs and tree runs, which are perfect for seasoned skiers and riders to enjoy. Some of the more well-known runs are all cheekily named after characters in Rocky and Bullwinkle. The beginner’s area and daycare are placed apart from the main area giving the beginners comfort to practice. There is a shuttle that runs between the main area and the west side.
There is a host of amenities available at the resort including a few dining establishments, a lounge, ski and snowboard rental, daycare, ski school and race program at the mountain. The resort doesn’t have slope side lodging available but there are plenty of options in the area, including in the quaint mountain town of Bethel. Mt. Abram partners with many of these accommodations to offer great ski and stay deals at anything from romantic bed and breakfasts to well-appointed hotels and budget friendly motels. The area is a long-time family favorite for families in the area and its accessibility and convenience keeps people coming back year after year.
Visitor’s flock to this small but not too small area every winter because of its friendly and helpful staff, delicious and affordable slope side dining, its fantastic lift ticket deals, and wonderful atmosphere. People who have never experienced this resort are in for a pleasant surprise and the opportunity to enjoy some genuine Maine skiing and riding.
The ski area spans more than 500 acres, much of which is gladed and in the trees and boasts some pretty impressive powder cashes. There are more than 40 named trails, 25 percent are rated for beginners, 50 percent for intermediate riders, 20 percent difficult, and 5 percent expert. The resort also proudly boasts a 1,150-foot vertical drop, which riders can experience on cleverly named runs like Fearless Leader and Boris Badenov.
Recently the ski area has added a new terrain park called the Bone Yard, primarily comprised of various jibs and rails the park is serviced by its own lift and trail. The Bone Yard is a huge hit amongst freestyle enthusiasts of all experience levels and continues to grow and evolve each year. The Dudley Do Right trail also features some great hits, jumps, natural, and man-made elements to enjoy as guests race down the mountain.
Mt. Abram also features the largest tubing park in Maine at a whopping 1,325 foot trail. The closest town is Bethel, which has a charm all its own and features some great shopping, dining, and activities. Carload Fridays have become huge and includes lift tickets for every legal passenger in a car, SUV or minivan for the low price of $75. Mt. Abram also has 2-for-1 Thursdays on full-day tickets.
There is no slope side lodging available at the ski area but there is a pretty nice lounge that definitely gets busy after the sun has gone down. There are a few places to kick back and relax in Bethel, but by and large this is not an area known for wild parties and raucous evenings.