What better way to battle the winter blues than to cruise down a mountain? For a slope experience like no other, Camden Snow Bowl offers views of the Atlantic as you schuss and carve through the runs on a 1,300-foot-tall Ragged Mountain.
What to do: If skiing isn’t your thing, the toboggan shoot provides the same adrenaline rush with significantly less work. After a day on the slopes, take the 20-minute drive to Camden Harbor for dinner and shopping. Save this vacation for after Christmas because the slopes don’t open until mid-December; 207/236-3438 or camdensnowbowl.com.
Where to stay: Bunk for the night at Camden Harbour Inn for 180-degree views of Camden village, harbor, mountains, and Penobscot Bay. Book their Winter Wonderland package, which includes ski passes, a Champagne breakfast, homemade goodies, afternoon hors d’oeuvres, a 5-course tasting menu at the hotel restaurant, and a massage for the ultimate winter weekend escape; 800/236-4266 or camdenharbourinn.com.