Though it is known as “Vacationland,” Maine is usually associated with Summer getaways to the gorgeous seacoast, with lobster and sand beaches and kayaking and clam shacks. But “vacation” also applies to the winter months. Turn inland from the ocean, and Maine boasts some of the best skiing and snowy adventures in the Northeast. Below are some of our favorite, unmistakably Maine, cross country ski centers. They range from world cup caliber race venues to small family farms with groomed fields and forests to ski hubs complete with Nordic terrain parks. Wherever you’re headed in this endlessly interesting state, you can’t go wrong with any of the below locales. Be sure to click on the ski center names to learn more. Happy trails!

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