With more than 45 miles of groomed cross-country ski trails, Maine Huts & Trails offers one of the most unforgettable Nordic and backcountry skiing experiences in the northeast. In fact, the original vision of the founders was based on skiing hut to hut. The huts are the perfect destination for a day trip, or for an ambitious multi-hut expedition. While the trails are groomed at least weekly, you should be prepared for true backcountry conditions.
Skiing at Maine Huts & Trails
To add to your experience, consider skiing with a guide. Maine Huts & Trails offers a variety of guided ski trips throughout the winter.
Most Maine Huts & Trails ski routes have a variety of elevation changes that do require some descending skill. The trails from the airport trailhead to Poplar Hut and Route 27 trailhead to Stratton Brook Hut feature a significant climb for the last mile that may be challenging to those with less experience. Most of the trails connecting the huts are wide and not too steep; perfect for beginners. Before embarking on your trip, be sure to look at the elevation changes on the map, and choose a route that matches your ability.
The Sugarloaf Outdoor Center is a great resource for area trail information. They also offer full equipment rentals, ski tuning, waxing, and more.