Folks are often surprised to learn that right on Maine’s midcoast is a Snow Bowl where from December thru spring there is skiing on Ragged Mountain.
The runs aren’t real long, but neither are the lines so a diehard skier can get his fill in a day.
There’s no snow this time of year, but on October Sundays one can take the chairlifts up the mountain.
Except for the fact that it got colder and colder as we went up the mountain and our hands turned to ice, it was a glorious experience. Ordinarily, leaves have gone by but thanks to a warm, dry summer they are at their best late into October.
I could only marvel at the beauty as we went higher and higher.
At the top of the mountain, one can see forever.
What is astonishing is the view of Penobscot Bay and the many islands that dot it. How many places can you think of where it is possible to ski while looking out onto the water?
Ragged Mountain is not just for skiing. Throughout the year, people can enjoy hiking and biking trails.
It’s not just humans that enjoy being on the mountain! Here, there is ample opportunity for everyone to find something to enjoy.
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13 thoughts on “Up the Mountain”
Beauty is bountiful here!
Wow! What a nice ride with beautiful views! Glad you braved the cold and clicked away!
Looks lovely Lulu! Would love to do some hiking in Maine someday.
You would have lots of choices about where to hike.
I would love the experience!!!! Nature. Absolutely wondrous!
Except for freezing to death, it was great!
Linda, what a beautiful view of the bay from the top of the mountain. I used to ski, but not anymore!
I leave skiing to the young ones these days.
Beautiful! Oh my, for a brief moment I thought the lady was watching a gorilla. That’s a magnificent dog. Thanks for inviting us for a peek. CherryKay
A gorilla….that made me laugh. It was a big dog so I can see how you might have thought that at first glance.