On a crisp, sparkling winter day, one of the most magical ways to take in Maine's Lakes and Mountains landscape is to venture out on cross-country skis or snowshoes. There are nearly two dozen commercial cross-country touring centers that offer beautiful well-groomed trails totaling more than 427 kilometers for skiers and snowshoers alike. Tour through our pine-scented forests, feel the sun's warmth reflecting off the snow and listen for the chickadees in the clean crisp air. Maine's cross country ski centers and winter guide services offer gear and access to miles of trails, where you can discover the majesty of a snow-blanketed forest and the wonder of a bright-white expanse of meadow. After an exhilarating day on the trail, retreat to one of our cozy inns, warm yourself by the fire, and rest up for another day on the trails.
If you'd like to break trail on your own, visit one of region's State Parks or our public reserved lands, where the land is open to public access. If you know you want to ski or snowshoe, but don't know where to start, contact a Maine Professional Guide for a memorable skiing or snowshoeing experience.