1-Hut Guided Ski Intro | Maine Huts & Trails

1-Hut Guided Ski Intro

2-Day/1-Night @1 Hut (Poplar Hut)

Glide through the forest on freshly groomed trails with confidence. You’ll meet your guide at the Airport Trailhead, then ascend 3.2 miles, over rolling hills and through ancient hardwood groves to Poplar Hut, perched above Poplar Falls. At the hut, you’ll find a glowing fire and friendly staff. Relax, stretch, and take a hot shower while dinner is prepared for you.

Enjoy a locally sourced spread, featuring whole grains, fresh produce, local beer and a great selection of wine. From here, the night is yours- get lost in a book from our library, enjoy spending time with friends old and new, or simply retire to the bunk room for a well-deserved rest. In the morning, fill up with a hot, wholesome breakfast and grab a bagged trail lunch prepared by the hut staff. With your guide, enjoy an exhilarating cruise down wide, rolling trails; the perfect cool down from a rejuvenating getaway.

Itinerary Outline

Day 1:
12:00 PM Meet your guide at the Airport Trailhead in Carrabassett Valley. Put your backpack in the gear box so that it can be shuttled to the hut (Shuttle leaves at 12:00 noon. Click here for more information on gear shuttles.)
12:30 - 2:00 PM Begin your ski with a nice easy section along the Narrow Gauge Trail. Merge right onto the Maine Hut Trail and begin a gentle, but steady, ascent to the Poplar Hut. Overall elevation gain of 431 feet, mostly in the last 1.8 miles of trail to Poplar. (3.2 miles total)
4:00 PM Gear shuttle arrives at the hut with your backpack
6:00 PM Dinner
Day 2:
7:30 AM Breakfast & gear shuttle departs with your backpack
8:30 AM Leave Poplar Hut with your guide and start the day’s ski with a fun downhill first thing. Merge right onto the Narrow Gauge Trail and enjoy a nice flat 2-mile section.
10:00 - 11:00 AM Arrive back at the Airport Trailhead, don’t forget to grab your pack from the gear box before you head home!
This trip is best for those with some experience on Nordic skis. If you're unsure of your ability level, contact us; we're happy to help you find the right trip for your comfort level. 


One night of lodging, all meals, two gear shuttles and guide for two days.


Age & Membership:

Peak Rates:

Value Rates:

Adult Member $257.00 $221.00
Youth Member $198.50 $180.50
Adult $270.00 $230.00
Youth $205.00 $185.00
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Advance reservations are required to participate in this trip, as space is limited. Lodging rates are based on shared bunkrooms, for private accommodations, please call (207)265-2400 for rates and availability. For your safety, guides reserve the right to change this itinerary at any time depending on weather conditions and/or group ability.

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