Fun in the Terrain Park at Bigrock Ski Area

a guest article by B&B expert, Marti Mayne

When you think of skiing, most minds wander to Colorado, Utah or British Columbia.  Yet for many New Englanders, the travel and expense of heading out west make this dream trip tough. 

Having lived in Maine his whole life, my 50-something husband had never been to Aroostook County, the largest county east of the Mississippi, and equal in size to Rhode Island and Connecticut combined. So we packed up the kids and headed to “The County” for a ski vacation. 

Renowned as hosts to the 2011 World Cup Biathlon, this is Nordic skiing paradise, with two world class biathlon facilities within an hour of one another.  Yet, no one thinks of Aroostook, which they call the Crown of Maine, for alpine skiing. 

Read on and we’ll let you in on a secret about a treasure of a family skiing area where lift lines are non-existent and lift tickets start at $8.00. Be sure to watch the video at the end too.  Click here to learn about Maine’s secret skiing destination.



Ellen Barone has been creating words and images for travel and tourism since 1998. She co-founded and publishes the group travel blog and is currently at work on her first book "I Could Live Here".