Despite the unseasonably warm weather we’ve had lately, there’s still plentiful skiing to be had not far from our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast. Luckily for vistors to Kennebunkport Maine, there are many wonderful mountain options located close enough for a day (or even half day) ski trip. Although it may seem like spring is upon us, the New England ski season is far from over, with some of the best conditions yet to be seen during the spring months.
With a variety of amenities for families, Cranmore Mountian Resort in nearby North Conway, NH is just an easy drdive away. After enjoying a hearty breakfast at our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast, you’ll be on the slopes of Cranmore in under two hours (assuming you don’t stop for some outlet shopping, of course!). Boasting 39 trails of varied terrain, multiple terrain parks, glades, and three lifts designed for beginners, it’s perfect for the whole family!
But if you’re up for great skiing, but not putting the miles on your car, consider Shawnee Peak, just an hour and 15 minutes away. It’s the hidden gem of Maine skiing and offers something for everyone, even the sightseer with the wonderful views Maine’s Lake Region. Offering the most extensive night skiing in Maine (with great prices!), you can spend the day relaxing at our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast, and the night cruising down the slopes! Plus you can come back to snuggle by the fire with hot chocolate or warm cookies at the Maine Stay.
Any plug for New England skiing would be incomplete without a mention of Sugarloaf, which has arguably the best skiing in the East. It can be a daunting trek, located 4.5 hours from Boston and 8.5 from New York City, but you’re part-way there once you’ve reached Kennebunkport Maine! In under three hours you can enjoy 153 trails and glades, plus the only above treeline line lift-serviced skiing in the East at their Brackett Basin. Even the most daring and skilled skier is sure to be challenged there!
But if you’re schedule’s packed until April, don’t stress! There’s plenty of skiing still to be had – it is Maine after all! Plus, Sugarloaf is typically open until early May. Even with spring knocking, it’s not too late to grab a ski trip during your visit to a Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast, because even if there’s no snow on the ground at home, there’ll be plenty on the slopes!