Ski the Sea
The Snow Bowl has that friendly small-town feel, and still rivals the best mountains in Maine, with nearly 1,000 feet of vertical elevation and more than 20 recently expanded runs.
Nestled among picturesque harbors, charming inns and award-winning restaurants, it is also the only ski area on the East Coast with ocean views.
Season passes are available as well as day tickets, and equipment can be both rented and purchased on site. Gift cards in any denomination, for any service at the Snow Bowl, are available for purchase.
The Snow Bowl is also home to the country’s only remaining original, gravity-operated 400-foot-long wooden toboggan chute. Tobogganers exit the chute onto frozen Hosmer Pond for a thrilling ride from top to bottom. Each year in February, the Snow Bowl hosts the U.S. National Toboggan Championships, a weekend of competitive racing – in costume – capped by finals and awards for the fastest teams in a variety of divisions
Spring, Fall and Summer Venue
The Snow Bowl Lodge offers a great location for spring, summer and fall wedding receptions and rehearsal dinners, company picnics, small meetings, etc.
The lodge can handle approximately 100 people seated, with room for dancing and other activities. In addition, with the awning in place over a large deck, another 50 to 60 people can be seated comfortably outside.
The lodge includes full kitchen amenities for either catering or bringing in your own food.
There is a sound system, with speakers both inside the lodge and out on the deck, which can be hooked up to mobile devices for music. There is also a wireless microphone, as well as a drop down projection screen and wide-screen television with HDMI hookup.
During six weeks in the summer, the Snow Bowl plays host to the Camden Summer Recreation Day Camp. Children who have completed second- through sixth-grades have daily opportunities to enjoy Maine’s great outdoors. One half of their day is spent at the Snow Bowl, with activities including outdoor games, swimming at Hosmer Pond, and arts and crafts on the lodge deck. The other half of the day is spent at a local beach or park. Part of the week is reserved for trips to area lakes and ocean shores, among other activities.
Ragged Mountain Recreation Area offers tennis courts, a ball field, swimming dock with ADA access for canoes and kayaks. There are a variety of hiking trails, including more than one route to the summit with gorgeous views of Penobscot Bay, the island and the surrounding mountains and hillsides.
The Snow Bowl has also become a wildly popular mountain biking venue, with a host of bike trails designed and maintained by mountain staff, members of Midcoast Maine New England Mountain Biking Association, members and volunteers with Coastal Mountains Land Trust and volunteers from the biking and general community.