Camden Snow Bowl is set amid a bounty of lakes east of picturesque Penobscot Bay where fishing and cruises are popular activities. Also slightly west of Camden Hills State Park, this area of Maine is situated in a backdrop that is naturally customized for outdoor recreation. Camden Ski Bowl also provides a choice between a great freestyle terrain park, slick toboggan and tube routes, and loads of back-country acreage, which means almost any outdoor enthusiast will find something to love about Camden.
The Camden Snow Bowl toboggan routes are accessible from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on holidays, weekends, and school vacations in the month of February. They are located on the eastern side of the mountain in their own protected area away from skiers and snowboarders. With a low cost per hour and the possibility of renting the area for private functions, this part of the Camden Snow Bowl can be just as popular as the ski runs throughout the mountain.
There are two distinct areas—one offering toboggan chutes and the other is a tubing area. Note there is a minimum height requirement of 42 inches for children wanting to spend time sledding and tubing in the Camden Snow Bowl toboggan area. Each year during the beginning of February the National Toboggan Championships kick off. At nearby Hosmer Pond, there is a well maintained ice rink for skating. Snowshoeing and cross country skiing are two more enjoyable things to do during the winter months and can be just as fun as riding the slopes.
Toward the mountain base near the lodge, Camden Ski Bowl features a Freestyle Terrain Park positioned between two intermediate ski runs and up in front of the ski lodge which is the place to find a multitude of services such as dining, ski equipment and snowboard gear, the ski and snowboard school, and access to a large variety of youth-related, mountain-based programs. Additionally, the resort can produce snow over 45 percent of its area in a region already getting abundant annual snow fall for a ski vacation with superior conditions. Visit from Wednesday to Friday up until 8:00 p.m. and weekends until 4:00 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays are generally closed unless there is a long-weekend holiday or school vacation period. The hours also apply to the Camden Snow Bowl toboggan park.
Outside of the winter season at the Camden Ski Bowl, visitors enjoy hiking, tennis, cycling, and plenty of summer recreation courses. Hosmer Pond transforms from an icy rink into an ideal swimming area that’s both family and pet friendly. The fall features another festive season filled with an annual mountain fair, special fall breakfasts, and scenic chairlift tours. Area lodging is available at inns, hotels, motels, and bed and breakfasts in and around the town of Camden. Maine hotels can be found less than two miles away affording easy access to the mountain during ski vacations.
Maine has other ski resorts of note, including Saddleback and Shawnee Peak.