With an 1150-foot vertical drop and a view of the ocean on the way down, we can think of five incredible ways to have fun at the Camden Snow Bowl. Owned and operated by the town of Camden, the Snow Bowl may just be the best recreational ski area around for all kinds of fun in the winter. Located just 8 miles from the Berry Manor Inn, in the heart of the mid-coast area, you’ll be on the slopes in minutes when you stay with us.
The Camden Snow Bowl is the finest place around to find challenging ski runs, plenty of Nordic tracks to explore, lanes for fat biking, plus a 400-foot toboggan chute. Pack up your scarfs and mittens, wax your skis, and sharpen your skates. Whether you’re an expert skier, avid snowshoer, or adrenaline-seeking thrill rider, you’ll find all kinds of exhilarating ways to play in the snow here.
Hit the Slopes at the Camden Snow Bowl
With 20 expanded runs, the Camden Snow Bowl offers challenging terrain for any level of skier. The recently added 4000-foot triple chair lift offers access to the steepest part of the mountain. From the top, choose diamond or double-diamond runs, the longest of which is just over 1 mile. The double chair lift whisks you to some easier and more moderate trails. And for the beginners, the carpet lift to the bunny slope is the way to go.
Terrain Park at the Camden Snow Bowl
The terrain park has been hailed by many as offering some of the best terrain for a small mountain park in the East. However, it is not for the faint of heart. As many as 15-30 challenging elements, maintained by park rangers daily, provide plenty of opportunity to challenge anyone’s skills. If you’re a fan of freestyle, you’ll find something to float your boat here. Waterfall rails, a dance floor, corrugated pipe, short and long boxes, plus some serious jumps are but a few elements you’ll find.
Skiing off the beaten path is not for everyone. But if you dare, you’ll find some heart-stopping beauty among the trees on Ragged Mountain. It’s important to ski more slowly in the glades. All kinds of obstacles may appear. Tree stumps and low hanging branches make traversing a path through the woods a bit of a test. But the reward is in charting a path through the trees and catching a glimpse of Penobscot Bay in the distance.
Nordic, Fat Bikes, Snowshoeing
Groomed and ungroomed trails twist and turn across the mountainside at the Camden Snow Bowl. Classic track and skate lanes share the road with snowshoers and fat bike riders. Choose from among the Kuller Multi-Use Trail, the Ragged Mountain Preserve Trail, or the Five Brooks Trail. Download a copy of the Trail Map for a key to difficulty and access of the runs.
Try your hand on the Jack Williams Toboggan Chute at the Camden Snow Bowl for the thrill of a lifetime. Flooded with ice, you’ll sail down the 400-foot handmade wooden chute onto Hosmer Pond, most likely screaming with joy. Originally built in 1936, the toboggan run is open weekends in the winter when weather conditions permit. For $10 per person per hour, you can pretend you’re a national champion, as this is the site of the annual U.S. National Toboggan Championships.
Make plans for a winter getaway to the mid-coast of Maine. Be sure to pack your woolies for a day out in the snow. With five incredible ways to have fun at the Camden Snow Bowl, you’ll want to be prepared. But you can rest easy at the end of the day in one of our luxurious guestrooms at the Berry Manor Inn in Rockland, Maine.