Mt. Abram

308 Howe Hill Road, Greenwood , ME (Driving Directions to Mt. Abram)
Last Updated: 10/20/2016 5:54 AM

Mt. Abram Ski Report, Mountain Conditions and Resort Statistics

  • 10 Beginner
  • 22 Intermediate
  • 11 Advanced
  • 1 Expert
If you are looking for an unpretentious, non-factory, skier and rider centric experience with ripping terrain then discover the Mt. Abram Resort, 5 miles south of Bethel, Maine Village. Mt. Abram offers a full range of amenities at reasonable prices. Abram's "come as you are culture" has been providing memorable downhill experiences since 1960.

The mountain boasts 44 trails of all ... ability terrain, five lifts, jib park and Maine's first "Boundary to Boundary" ski policy which sky-rocketed the skiable and rideable area from 250 acres of trails to 550 acres of trails, glades, tree lines and powder stashes that humble some of the most experienced skiers and riders. The mountain's 1,150-foot vertical drop ranges from gentle novice slopes to double black diamonds and exciting tree runs with over half the trails here are ranked intermediate or up, and expert riders and skiers will find plenty of challenges on black diamond trails like Rocky's Run, Fearless, and The Cliff. Snowboarders and Telemarkers relish the well dispersed skiing and gladed runs of Zephyr or The Zone where carved broad turns are just a lift away. The Freestyle Park has been relocated and re-caffeinated for the 2013/14 ski season and is located an easy distance from the Main Lodge, supplementing the many hits and natural elements throughout the mountain. The Resort's "Westside", served by the "Skyline Chair" and the "Sawicki", an easy to use surface lift, is home to the East's most fabulous "Learn 2" topography. The Westside is comprised of three, long, friendly slopes, including Skyline Drive, Westside's signature run feeding beginning and easy-riding skiers and boarders to the cozy confines of the Westside Lodge.

The Mt. Abram Snow School is well known among generations of Maine families – ask almost anyone who grew up in Maine and they'll tell you that this is where they learned to ski. Instructors throughout New England comment on Abram's teaching terrain. Lessons (group, private and semi-private) are offered in all disciplines (alpine, boarding and telemark) and the instructors know how to make learning fun. Lessons are carefully paced, allowing each student to progress at a rate that ensures an enjoyable experience. Learn to ski or ride packages include lesson, ticket and rentals for beginners.
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Mt. Abram Amenities

  • Night Skiing Night Skiing
    Night skiing available.
  • Terrain Park Terrain Park
    Ski area offers at least one terrain park.
  • Half Pipe Half Pipe
    Ski area offers a half pipe.
  • Cat Skiing Cat Skiing
    Cat skiing is available at this resort; may entail an add'l cost
  • Grooming Grooming
    This resort grooms a portion of its slopes.
  • Snow Making Snow Making
    Ski area offers snow making for additional coverage.
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
    This resort is known for providing a family friendly atmosphere.
  • Expert Favorite Expert Favorite
    This resort is known for its challenging terrain.
  • Daycare Available Daycare Available
    Guests have access to daycare services; an additional charge may apply.
  • Slopeside Dining Slopeside Dining
    Resort offers at least one restaurant on the slopes; hours may vary.
  • Slopeside Lodging Slopeside Lodging
    This resort has slopeside lodging available; it may or may not be ski in/ski out.
  • Tubing Tubing
    This resort offers tubing activities; additional charges may apply
  • Wi-Fi Access Wi-Fi Access
    This resort is equipped with internet access; additional charges may apply
  • Skiers Only Skiers Only
    This resort does not allow snowboarding.
  • Ropes Course/Aerial Park Ropes Course/Aerial Park
    Resort offers ropes course/aerial park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Alpine Slide / Coaster Alpine Slide / Coaster
    Resort has Alpine Slide, Alpine Coast or both. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Concerts / Festivals Concerts / Festivals
    Frequent host of concerts or festivals.
  • Event Space/Conference Center Event Space/Conference Center
    Resort has event space & conference center available.
  • Former Olympic Site Former Olympic Site
    Resort is a former Olympic site.
  • Gambling Gambling
    Resort has legal gambling services.
  • Golf Course Golf Course
    Resort has a golf course. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Gondola Rides Gondola Rides
    Resort offers gondola rides.
  • Hiking Hiking
    Resort offers hiking trails and services. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Ice Skating Ice Skating
    Resort offers ice skating activities.
  • Indoor Waterpark Indoor Waterpark
    Resort offers indoor waterpark.
  • Mountain Biking Mountain Biking
    Resort offers mountain biking. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Outdoor Waterpark Outdoor Waterpark
    Resort offers outdoor water park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Segway Tours Segway Tours
    Resort offers segway tours. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Snowmobiling Snowmobiling
    Resort offers snowmobiling. Additional charges may apply.
  • Spa Spa
    Resort offers spa services. Additional charges may apply.
  • Zipline Zipline
    Resort offers zipline activities. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.

Mt. Abram Operations


Plan to Open 11/25

Lifts Open/Total

0 of 5

Weekday Hours


Trails Open/Total

0 of 44

Weekend Hours


Mt. Abram Snow Report & Ski Conditions

Base Elevation

970 ft

24-hr Snowfall


Vertical Drop

1,150 ft

Avg Base Depth


Peak Elevation

2,000 ft

Mt. Abram Ski Pictures and Photos

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Mt. Abram Trail Map

Mt. Abram Reviews & Tips (49)

Great bargain mountain with full coverage snowmaking in 2015 thanks to the new solar array. Cool! The lodge is a quonset hut but don't be fooled, take off your boots! The floor is heated and and its nice and toasty inside. You can take it easy on groomers or go for it on some Black Diamonds. Super staff inside and out. Bring a picnic or eat in the bar. Relax, its the real Maine, all good.
Mt. Abram review written Mar 04 2015 - 07:54 AM
Susan Advanced Skier
Wonderful mountain to ski. We had a great time and every sunday is Nastar racing. What a treat!!! Lots of packed powder and fresh sunshine on Sunday Feb 1st. Great way to start the month. We will return.
Mt. Abram review written Mar 03 2015 - 03:54 PM
Sandy Intermediate Skier
Epic powder days on Thursday and Friday. Boundary to boundary policy means lots of stashes in the trees even at the end of the day. Plenty of challenging glades and steeps makes Mt. "A" a great value for the budget minded, advanced skier who is looking for some adventure in the trees or some fast groomers.
Mt. Abram review written Feb 02 2015 - 11:48 AM
Scott Vlaun Advanced Skier
Staff was very friendly. A clock at the bottom would have been helpful. The signage in the middle of the mountain could have been a little clearer...not sure what trail I was on and where the base lodge was. The conditions were good - they had groomed them well. Big Icy patches weren't closed off like I expected them to be. The lodge was warm and soup delicious! Thanks for a wonderful day of skiing for only $15!!!
Mt. Abram review written Jan 31 2015 - 02:54 PM
revallie Intermediate Skier
we skied 1/24/15 I was surprised that the main lodge was nothing but a big tent and was packed with picnic tables with no room to get around them at all because they were pushed so close together, so you had to walk on the seats to get around. The skiing was fair with a lot of thin cover and ice on most of the blacks. They only have two double lifts and I would stay away from the learning side for it was crowded with folks in the way all over the place , unless you are learning of course. The price was right for what it was. I would go back if conditions were better..
Mt. Abram review written Jan 28 2015 - 12:35 PM
Al Advanced Skier
Lets talk about the high school ski racing Mt. Abram hosts……Mt. Abram has a way to go to even call them good. They seem to, on regular basis, start late. Did they know teams were coming? Secondly, their timing equipment seems to always have problems. Time for an up grade? Last but not least, they seem to have a hard time sending out the results. Maybe use LiveTiming? Mt. Abram could learn a thing or two from Black Mt in Rumford or Titcomb Mt in Farmington. Glad we are not going back to Mt. Abram!!!!
Mt. Abram review written Jan 17 2015 - 11:37 AM
Scott Intermediate Skier
Mt. Abram is a gem. Two weeks ago we skies Sunday River. Lots and lots of people. Lots and lots of college kids bombing down mountain. At times, I felt I needed to keep checking over my shoulder on turns. Love Mount Abram! People and staff are awesome! Plenty of room in lodge. Food was terrific and Mt. Abram ale was fantastic. Terrific family ski mountain.
Mt. Abram review written Jan 03 2015 - 10:12 AM
Paul Landry Intermediate Skier
Took my daughter for lessons over the last month. Great teachers and she was up on the chair lift by the end of the second lesson. Great terrain for all abilities and even on presidents weekend the longest lines were probably 2 minutes max. The blacks are real blacks, definitely steep enough, especially if they have left them ungroomed. Tip: 1/2 Day daycare plus private lesson is the same price as private lesson so if you want to go ski in the morning daycare will get your kids ready for a 10:30 lesson and then you can pick them up back at daycare at the end of a morning 1/2 day ticket (another rarity in the current ski industry).
Mt. Abram review written Feb 19 2014 - 05:37 AM
Andy Advanced Skier
GREAT family mountain! Brought my son here to learn how to ski and was impressed with the lessons, magic carpet, and being able to bring him up on the lift for Hay Road on his first day! Getting rentals, parking the car, and access to the lodges was so easy! We had a great 2 days, can't wait to go back!
Mt. Abram review written Feb 18 2014 - 05:46 PM
JC Intermediate Skier
Friday Night Race series is a great. Beer/dinner at the Loose Boots afterward with live music - can't beat it!
Mt. Abram review written Feb 09 2014 - 05:01 PM
Scott Advanced Skier
Everything was open and no lines due to it being cold but Mt. Abram is never very crowded. Only hit ice conditions in the afternoon on Boris in one spot other than that it was great mix of packed powder and powder. Fearless Leader ungroomed was a leg burning workout but worth the work. Dudley Do Right was a great cruising run.
Mt. Abram review written Jan 06 2014 - 02:15 PM
Andy Advanced Skier
Mt Abram is the bomb. They have a wide variety of terrain, including the infamous Rocky's Run, sort of junior version of Saddleback's Muleskinner. Like Saddleback, uphill capacity does not exceed downhill capacity, so even when there is a lift line, it's not crowded on the slopes. Mt Abram also has a t-bar that services nearly the same terrain as the double chair and they it up when the line gets too long for the chair. A tip: ski the "hidden" glade off Nell's way. Start down Boris and look for the opening on skier's left.
Mt. Abram review written Mar 26 2013 - 06:52 PM
Dave Advanced Skier
My wife and I skied at Mt. Abram for the first time this past weekend, and we were pleasantly surprised. Loved the laid-back, retro vibe. The old fashioned fixed-grip double chairs aren't fast, but they make for a relaxing ride and pleasant conversation - the way chairlifts used to be. And what's the rush anyway? The runs are surprisingly long, and there was hardly a lift-line at the bottom, so you'll get in all the skiing you want. The terrain was also a nice surprise: Great cruising runs, some moderately steep pitches to keep you on your toes, and that awesome cliff right under the lift. The beginner area on the West Side is one of the finest self-contained learning areas I've ever seen anywhere (take it from a former ski instructor). And I almost forgot to mention - the french fries in the lodge are excellent. One suggestion for the management: If you can do some more thinning out of the underbrush in the woods, that will help you squeeze even more challenge and variety out of the hill. Thanks - we'll be back!
Mt. Abram review written Mar 05 2013 - 02:48 PM
Peter Advanced Skier
First day on the mountain this year was Saturday after/during the big storm. No lines, great snow. They left many of the blacks ungroomed so people could enjoy the fresh powder but groomed the greens and blues so there was powder but it wasn't too hard to get down for more novice skiers. The lifts aren't fast, especially the Westside lift (but that should be slower for the beginner area, but the main lift moves along fine for an attached double. Didn't get into the trees but there seems to be lots of glades to take advantage of. Not a big mountain but enough good trails to keep you busy for a day for sure.
Mt. Abram review written Feb 11 2013 - 02:19 PM
Andrew Advanced Skier
Excellent staff! They went out of their way to help guide me and my son, two beginners, down the mountain on the last run of the day. The folks in the rental and ticket depts. were also very warm and friendly. Fun trails, no lines, great value. We will be back!
Mt. Abram review written Mar 05 2012 - 06:58 AM
David Beginner Skier
Awesome mountain to ski the powder Thursday. First time to the mountain and loved it!
Mt. Abram review written Mar 03 2012 - 04:08 PM
Karl Smith Advanced Skier
I took my two teenagers who are beginner skiers up on Thursday during the snowstorm. Jared, 16, took his first lesson in the snow and had a great time. I am here to say that the beginner terrain at WestSide is the best I have seen. I hung out all day skiing with Alyssa and Jared and we all had a fantastic family day in the powder. I think Mt. Abram will be our choice of mountain moving forward. We really enjoyed our day. I'll get to the main mountain next time. Jared had Don as an instructor and we were both really pleased with the lesson. Top notch crew all around and very personable.
Mt. Abram review written Mar 03 2012 - 02:22 PM
John Curtis Advanced Skier
I skied Mt Abram last year 3 times after driving by for years to go to Sunday River. I have learned not to be a big mtn snob after going to Mt. Abram... what a great hill so good cruisers, glades and even a couple of cliff drops... you dont find those at Sunday River and Sugarlaf... This year I have a new girlfriend (and her kids) who had recently moved to Maine from Florida. Mt A has been a great place from them to learn while her son and I split up the day from he main mtn between checking in on mom and sis with their lessons and enjoying Westside... Between Liftopia and Winterkidz we are moving in the right direction toward being a winter sports family.. we have 2 days in at Mt A and probably 3 after tomorrow... more to come. At Abram makes me feel like a kid again.. the people are super friendly and there are no lift lines.
Mt. Abram review written Feb 18 2012 - 09:40 AM
Allen Advanced Skier
We always enjoy Mt. Abram. It's a laid back, family friendly mountain with something for everyone. Whenever we go, we always have a great time; minimal lift lines, no hot-shots, just people who show up to ski. The deals we get on Liftopia just make it better!
Mt. Abram review written Jan 09 2012 - 02:26 PM
Dana Intermediate Skier
Some good skiing for everybody. Nice to be able to find people on the mountain too. It is big enough, but small enough.
Mt. Abram review written Mar 22 2011 - 06:31 PM
David Advanced Skier
The west side is a great place to learn. I got some real good practice with my turns. Also, the guy at the top of the lift was super helpful!
Mt. Abram review written Mar 22 2011 - 02:48 PM
Denise Beginner Snowboarder
I grew up skiing Wildcat in the '70s into the '80s - Mt. Abrams has a great low-key retro feel with fun New England skiing! And now that I'm the one paying, I appreciate the great bargain that it is. No lines the 2x I skied this winter. I'm totally hooked.
Mt. Abram review written Mar 22 2011 - 02:32 PM
Anne Advanced Skier
If you want a great day of skiing with cool, laid back people, awesome trails, great place for old and young, simple and's Mt. Abrams. If I owned a ski mountain it would be like this one.
Mt. Abram review written Mar 22 2011 - 02:09 PM
Scott Herrick Advanced Skier
Great place for a family ski day!
Mt. Abram review written Mar 15 2011 - 03:58 PM
Karla Good Intermediate Skier
Fantastic place! Great place for a family ski.
Mt. Abram review written Mar 15 2011 - 03:57 PM
Karla Good Intermediate Skier
Great Family Mountain with long windy trails.... Loose Boot Pub has great food, friendly atmosphere, and amazing Adirondack chairs with pull out foot rests!
Mt. Abram review written Mar 15 2011 - 02:16 PM
Westporter Intermediate Snowboarder
enjoyed our day at Mt Abram. I was skiing with my 4 and 6 year old grand nephews. The price of the lift tickets was great. The whole process was very easy
Mt. Abram review written Mar 06 2011 - 03:25 PM
skier Intermediate Skier
Mt. Abram was the perfect size for my family. The kids could go off on their own and I didn't have to worry about them getting lost. Loved $5 pizza day - fed 5 people for $26 - what a bargain!
Mt. Abram review written Mar 02 2011 - 05:22 PM
Leslie Intermediate Skier
Great mountain!! We will be skiing there for many many years! LOVE IT!!
Mt. Abram review written Feb 28 2011 - 02:28 PM
Carol Advanced Skier
We LOVE Mt Abram. My husband and son learned to ski there. Great people, good prices, excellent skiing for all levels. Just skied the back side which is hardly ever open. LOVE ALL THIS SNOW TOO! Bought tix for 50th from Liftopia- What a deal!!!
Mt. Abram review written Feb 15 2011 - 03:31 PM
Sue from McFalls Advanced Skier
Liftopia is doing a great job. We found tickets for an early Dec trip to Utah and then tickets for our home state of Maine. Encourage the smaller areas in Maine to participate. This is a great service.....we tell everyone (skiers) about the site. Thanks!!
Mt. Abram review written Feb 11 2011 - 12:19 PM
mercie Intermediate Skier
I like the layout of the mountain, as well as the fact that the crowds are minimal. The staff is friendly and the lodges are clean. We love Mt. Abram!
Mt. Abram review written Feb 08 2011 - 04:37 PM
Cautious Rider Intermediate Snowboarder
Took advantage of the special pricing for their 50th anniversary weekend on Jan 29th. Our 2nd trip there this season. Had a great time! Weather and conditions were fantastic. Recommend parking at the westside lodge for easier access to the lift with younger ones. There's also a tractor pulled shuttle service to/from the main lodge area. Mt Abram also has special deals on Thursdays and Fridays (even during vacation week).
Mt. Abram review written Feb 02 2011 - 03:12 PM
Denise Advanced Skier
Our family loves this mountain. They learned to ski here and prefer to come back on a regular basis. All levels can ski comfortably here.
Mt. Abram review written Feb 02 2011 - 08:37 AM
Debbie Advanced Skier
Love it. Our family can have twice the fun -- at nearly half the cost -- versus continuing 15 minutes up the road to that other resort.
Mt. Abram review written Feb 02 2011 - 08:31 AM
Chris Advanced Skier
This is a great family area. Very friendly. Excellent rental shop. I had a great time on the main mountain. The south area is perfect for small children and beginners
Mt. Abram review written Feb 01 2011 - 02:14 PM
Fred Goguen Advanced Skier
Have always loved this mountain. Learned to ski here 35 years ago, and always love a trip back. Great trails, nice people, and lots of fun.
Mt. Abram review written Feb 01 2011 - 02:08 PM
Rich D. Advanced Skier
Every one from purchasing lift tickets to the restaurant/bar staff were awesome. Oh, and the skiing was good too! Went for the 50th Anniversary there was a costume parade, live music, burgers on the deck and fireworks. Great family mountain.
Mt. Abram review written Feb 01 2011 - 02:06 PM
Sue Beginner Skier
Mt Abram was AWESOME. Great staff, great skiing, great lodge. Loved it!
Mt. Abram review written Feb 01 2011 - 08:31 AM
Holly Intermediate Skier
We had a great time on Saturday. Fun family atmosphere and plenty of challenging skiing for this beginner. Thanks to the young lady in the rental shop that thought enough to make sure my son removed his orthotics from his rental boots when we were finished. That was over and above! I will definitely go back.
Mt. Abram review written Feb 01 2011 - 08:30 AM
Caroline Beginner Skier
Can't say enough great things about Mt. Abrams. I absolutely love this mountain!!!
Mt. Abram review written Jan 31 2011 - 08:28 PM
Christine Intermediate Skier
Great mountain! Great times! Learned to ski at Mt. Abram 30 years ago and haven't been back since. Just as fabulous as I remember. Will be back soon!!
Mt. Abram review written Jan 31 2011 - 07:43 PM
Maureen Intermediate Skier
Love Mt. Abram! We went on their 50th Anniversary and it was a little crowded at the lift line in the morning but once we got out on the trails it was wide open. Great runs, great people, great times! I highly recommend the pub in the ski lodge, great beer selection on tap and great service!
Mt. Abram review written Jan 31 2011 - 06:59 PM
Shannon Intermediate Skier
very friendly and helpful people. Family had a great day. Thanks.
Mt. Abram review written Jan 31 2011 - 06:32 PM
Ron Intermediate Snowboarder
I skied Mt Abram for the first time ever this weekend. Wow was I impressed! Every single staff member was friendly and helpful. The trails were well groomed, scenic and not icy at all. Loved the West side especially. Those were my families favorite trails. If you have kids, try to get there early and park at the West side. That way, you won't need to use the shuttle. :) The Daycare was wonderful too.
Mt. Abram review written Jan 31 2011 - 02:22 PM
Jeannie Intermediate Skier
Been to Abram a couple of times. Both times had a lot of fun. Friendly people, something here for everyone.
Mt. Abram review written Jan 31 2011 - 02:16 PM
Josh Intermediate Skier
Mt. Abram is friendly, never over-crowded, and so affordable! I go here once every few years to pick up skiing again and always have a great time. Some of the trails do get pretty worn down and icy, but they're never too crowded, so you can take your time making your way down the rough spots.
Mt. Abram review written Jan 31 2011 - 02:09 PM
Lisa Intermediate Skier
The resort is small, but there were not a lot of people so the wait time for the lifts was short (awesome!). The staff were friendly, but I wished that there were more trails.
Mt. Abram review written Jan 18 2011 - 06:32 PM
Nicole Intermediate Snowboarder
i've never been to a ski resort with such a friendly staff!! Seriously, every single person I interacted with was as sweet as a sugar sack. I hadn't been skiing in years and this was a great place to re-familiarize myself! Very much a family environment and insanely unpretentious. Got a great deal on ticket prices (liftopia) and really enjoyed my day here! The Loose Boots Lounge is great for a beer and a quick bite after as well. NOTE- CHECK the website for open trails. the one major bummer was that only 3 major trails were open. there are something like 22, but not all are groomed. rentals are on site for about $30 for everything all day.
Mt. Abram review written Jan 10 2011 - 03:12 PM
laura Beginner Skier

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