Lost Valley Ski Getaways

ski getaways

Entire families have learned to ski at tiny Lost Valley, tucked away in a quiet valley not far from Lewiston and Auburn (LA in local talk). Reportedly the first in Maine to make snow, inspired perhaps by its low elevation, this family-run area continues the teaching tradition year after year. Its PSIA-certified snowsports school offers a myriad of lessons and lesson programs for all ages, packaged to fit busy schedules.

Since even the toughest trails aren't very long, it's possible to get in a good deal of skiing and riding in a short time, which makes the hourly ticket even more attractive. Two doubles and a surface lift provide uphill transport. LA skiers and riders praise Lost Valley's teaching facilities and family atmosphere. "This is a great mountain to learn to ski," comments one. "Lost Valley is a great little place to take the family," says another. "Our whole family learned to ski at Lost Valley," says a Mom and Dad from nearby Litchfield. But the comment that summarizes Lost Valley best comes from a LA resident, who says "I love this place. Everyone that works [here] is very friendly; they all...are part of a big family. It makes me feel at home."

Lost Valley's ticket options display the same degree of flexibility, with hourly tickets available, as well as day, night, and day/night tickets, along with a good choice of season pass deals. The place makes up for its modest vertical (240') and low elevation by making and grooming snow whenever possible. One hundred percent of the slopes and the terrain park are covered by snowmaking, and 100% of the hill is lighted at night.

The base lodge features a huge fieldstone fireplace and a panoramic view of the action on the slopes.