Now you wouldn’t think the midcoast of Maine would be a place for winter skiing, but 10 minutes from our house is the Camden Snow Bowl which this time of year is humming. A few inches of new snow and more to come makes it a very fun place to be.
Kids here learn to ski young, and they’ll go up and down the slopes until the parents or grandparents yell uncle! Don’t you wish you had that energy?
This ski area is not to be confused with fancy ski resorts. Most days, skiiers are taken up the mountain on a T-bar though when the snow is good and the crowds are really big, the chair lift does operate.
The lines for the ride up the mountain can be pretty long, but no one seems to mind. There’s probably as much time spent waiting as there is skiing as the runs here are pretty short. No problem, that just means more times to go up and down!
After a while the cold weather forces a break so the skis come off
and the lodge becomes crowded with folks warming up with hot chocolate
or restoring energy with snacks brought from home.
Then it’s back out where where the sound of laughter bounces off the mountain. I love a child’s rosy red cheeks,
the excitement in a kid’s face when she knows she’s gotten it right.
I’m not out there skiing any more, but there is joy in watching and with my camera in hand I love capturing those special moments.
i so appreciate your visit and the comments you leave behind
18 thoughts on “…and Snow it did!”
What fun for all! I wouldn’t mind a dusting of snow which is usually all we get! I love that rosy-cheeked toddler too 🙂
I didn’t realize you go back to Maine for Christmas, nice!
My son, dil and his 5 little ones left the day after Cmas for Mt. Snow. That’s a lot of packing up to do, but he has been skiing since he was 4, so started his kids early too.
Happy 2013, good health!
We’ve been coming every year since we bought the house. Kids have learned to ski here and love it! The stay is never long enough for me.
It doesn’t take much snow to make a child happy.
You are absolutely right. Skiing has been great and they loved it.
what a lovely trip to the ski slopes, thank you! You know it’s a favourite of mine too – I never know whether I prefer to ski or take photos! You photos of the kids are fabulous, and capture the feeling and place so perfecly.
Wishing you a very happy new year, one filled with joy and peace, Claire x
I’m on my snowshoes with camera in hand….works for me as I’m trying to be protective of my body parts!!
I used to ski when I lived in Virginia…and you’ve made me miss it!
I’ve given up skiing for snowshoeing these days, but I love watching all those who are still out there on the mountain.
So much fun! What a great way to spend the day.
Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays!
Happy New Year!
– The Tablescaper
Great and COLD!
Looks like lots of fun!:-)
There are ski slopes here in Missouri. That is really an oddity.LOL
I guess folks can ski anywhere there is a high hill!
Not my cup of tea. Those that do love it and have much fun. Precious children.
For the sake of my body, I’ve given up skiing, but it looks like such fun I’m sometimes tempted!
What marvelous fun!
I’m not too keen on heights but it looks lovely!
Sounds like a wonderful day and a great place to learn! Of course I’m most fond of the lodge myself:@) Happy New Year!