Big Rock

Ski Resort Profile

Big Rock
United States
Phone: 207 425-6711

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About the Ski Resort

Established in the 1960, Big Rock Ski Area was purchased in 2000 by the Maine Winter Sports Center (MWSC) through grants available from the Portland, Maine-based Libra Foundation. Libra has a long-term commitment to the development and promotion of winter sports in northern Maine, and has overseen the creation of a cross-country ski and biathlon complex in the towns of Fort Kent and Presque Isle.

Once a popular activity for many families in Aroostook County, alpine, or downhill, skiing, declined in popularity over the years as rising prices made it difficult for the average family to "hit the slopes" for a day or weekend. Big Rock and the Maine Winter Sports Center want to once again make skiing an activity for the whole family to enjoy by offering improved facilities and state of the art equipment at family-friendly prices.

Big Rock has taken many steps to make the facility the ultimate place for individuals and families to learn to ski. The ski school gives both beginner and experienced skiers the instruction they need to improve. Extensive brush clearing, trail reconditioning, improved snowmaking capabilities, reconditioned lifts, and new grooming equipment have made the slopes more enjoyable for all skill levels. To add variety to everyone's winter sports experience, Big Rock has added Cross-country and snowshoe trails. Big Rock's lodge has been expanded to include a new rental shop, ticket counter, and café with food hot off the grill along with homemade soups and snacks.

Ski resort area details

Alpine Skiing: Yes
Night Skiing: Yes
Heli-Skiing: No
Snowcat Skiing: No
Snowboarding: No
Snowshoe trails: No
Cross country: 5 km
Snow tubing: No

 Easiest:  20 %

 More Difficult:  60 %

 Most Difficult:  20 %

 Experts only:  --

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Pace of Play: Pace of play: 0
Money Value: Money value: 0
Tees: Tees: 0
Service: Service: 0

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Mountain Statistics

Base elevation:  650 ft
Summit elevation:  1,610 ft
Vertical drop:  960 ft
Skiable area:  60 acres
Annual snowfall:  100 in
Snowmaking:  25 %
Number of trails:  19
Number of lifts:  3
Types of lifts:  1 Handle Tow,
 2 Poma Lifts,
 1 Double Chair

Ski Resort Services

Childcare  No
Adaptive skier:  Yes
Nearby lodging:  Yes
Ski lessons:  Yes
Snowboard lessons:  Yes
Ski rentals:  Yes
Snowboard rentals:  Yes

Ski Resort directions

Big Rock ski area is located off Route 1 in northeastern Maine, near the Canadian border between Mars Hill and Bridgewater.