Camden Snow BowlNow 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.

Camden Snow BowlKids 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?

Camden Snow BowlThis 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.

Camden Snow BowlThe 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!

Camden Snow Bowl

After a while the cold weather forces a break so the skis come off

Camden Snow Bowland the lodge becomes crowded with folks warming up with hot chocolate

camden Snow Bowlor restoring energy with snacks brought from home.

Camden Snow BowlThen it’s back out where where the sound of laughter bounces off the mountain.  I love a child’s rosy red cheeks,

Camden Snow Bowlthe 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.

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18 thoughts on “…and Snow it did!

  1. Sounds like a wonderful day and a great place to learn! Of course I’m most fond of the lodge myself:@) Happy New Year!

  2. 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

  3. 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!

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