Winter Activities

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Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding

Sunday River Ski Resort – Maine’s premier four season mountain lift resort, featuring 135 trails and glades spread across eight interconnected mountains serviced by an award-winning network of 15 lifts, including four high-speed quads. Sunday River’s snowmaking system, the largest and most technically advanced in New England, covers 92 percent of its terrain. Nine out of ten skiers and riders agree that year after year Sunday River has the Most Dependable Snow in New England from November through May.

Vertical Drop: 2,340’. 135 Trails: 41 Beginner, 49 Intermediate, 23 Advanced, 22 Expert. 18 Lifts: 9 Quads (4 high speed), 4 Triples, 2 Doubles, 3 Surface Lifts. 92% Snowmaking.
Phone: 207-824-3000.

Mt. Abram Family Ski Resort – just a few minutes south of Bethel. Mt. Abram is known for its family-friendly staff, programs and affordability. Trails for all levels, uncrowded slopes and non-existent lift lines, ski/snowboard/telemark, two lodges, day care are a few of the mountain’s amenities. Click our link for the latest events and conditions.

Vertical Drop 1,150’. 55 Trails: 12 Beginner, 29 Intermediate, 12 Advanced, 2 Expert. 5 Lifts: 2 Doubles, 2 T-Bars, 1 Tubing Tow. 85% Snowmaking. Ski School, day care, ski shop with rentals, cafeteria & lounge.
Phone: (207) 875-5002.

Cross Country Skiing

The Bethel Inn & Country Club – A classic New England resort and full service cross country ski center, located on the Bethel Common. 36 kilometers of groomed trails on open fairways and woods overlooking the beautiful White Mountains.
Phone: (207) 824-2175 or

Carter’s Cross Country Ski Centers – Bethel location, on Intervale Rd. has 55 K of trails, most notably the beautiful views of the Mahoosuc and Presidential Ranges.
Phone: (207) 824-3880

Great Glen Trails – Cross Country Ski Center is located 35 minutes away on Route 16 at the Mt. Washington Auto Road in Gorham, NH. Go cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and snow tubing surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of Mt. Washington & the Presidential Range. A trail and program for all abilities. One of the ultimate winter experiences is a trip in our SnowCoach up the Mt. Washington Auto Road to the world above treeline!
Phone: (603) 466-3988


From the Rostay you can access the Interstate Trail System (ITS) Trail System.

Maine in the winter is an explorer’s paradise. Recently Western Maine has experienced a boom in snowmobiling and due to a lot of hard work by local clubs and generous private landowners, a trail system has come to the Bethel Area that can give you endless miles of beautiful riding and scenery including the White Mt. National Forest and State Parks.

North East Snowmobile & ATV Rentals – Bring out your adventurous side! The best Snowmobile and ATV adventures in New Hampshire and Maine.
Phone: (800) 458-1838


Bear River Mushing Co. – Hands-on introduction & intermediate classes on the thrill of dogsledding. A great way to spend an hour or more with your family working with a team of Siberians. Offering fall wheeled-rig dog rides for children & adults, ages 7 & older! Western Maine Siberian Husky Rescue – Twelve years experience, behavior specialist & obedience instructor. Offering dogsled gear, feed, boarding, Siberian puppies for sale. Open daily. Available for lectures and private classes. 15-20 minutes, near Grafton Notch State Park.
1359 Bear River Rd, Newry, ME 04261.
Phone: (207) 824-2679

Sleigh Rides & Indoor Horseback Riding

Meadow Creek Farm
Horse-drawn covered wagon & sleigh rides. Weddings, anniversaries, birthdays. Sumner, ME 04292.
Phone: (207) 388-2044

Dog Boarding & Daycare

Barker Brook Kennels – Barker Brook Kennels is great for people who work all day, are going out of town, or are heading to the ski mountain or golf course.
120 Sunday River Rd, Bethel ME 04217
Phone: (207) 357-BARK

Tucker’s Doghouse
340 Walker’s Mills Rd. Bethel, ME.
Phone: (207) 381-7442