Skiing, snowboarding, tubing

Camden Snow Bowl set to open for the season Dec. 20

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 9:30pm

Story Location:
20 Barnestown Road
Camden, ME 04843
United States

    CAMDEN — Last weekend’s storm brought more than a foot of snow to Camden, and the weather report is calling for another six or more inches of the white stuff Tuesday, Dec. 17. Add in some recent cold weather, which has been excellent for turning water into snow, and as the Camden Snow Bowl’s Andrew Dailey said, “There is a ton of snow out here!”

    That’s a good thing, because Camden’s municipal winter recreation facility, the Snow Bowl, is set to open Friday, Dec. 20. Fingers crossed for more snow Tuesday and continued cold weather, and they might even have the chairlift open by the day after Christmas.

    On Friday, the lifts and lodge will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and except for Christmas Day, the Snow Bowl will be open straight through Christmas vacation week and New Year’s Day, Jan. 1

    In the meantime, Snow Bowl management is asking anxious skiers and snowboarders to stay off the slopes until opening day, to allow the grooming machines, snowmobiles and work crews to work safely. Those crews are operating all hours of the day and night to get the slopes ready and it is difficult work made more dangerous when the public is trying to play on the slopes at the same time.

    Check out the Snow Bowl’s video for a taste of things to come. You can check out the trail map here. To see what it looks like at the Snow Bowl now, check out this web cam.

    And don’t forget to register your team for the 24th annual U.S. National Toboggan Championships, Feb. 7, 8 and 9, 2014. There are a limited number of teams in each division, with 425 teams in total. This year the chute will be open for racing late in the afternoon on Friday, Feb. 7, to allow two-person and three-person teams the option to take their first run in the qualifying. For more information and to register, click here.