Winter Grooming Report

Grooming Reports for Ski Conditions on the Carriage Roads in Acadia National Park

Winter trail grooming is done by NPS volunteers of the Acadia Winter Trails Association and must be done at times that are both convenient and safe. Volunteers may groom the carriage roads if new snow exceeds six inches, and the roadbed is frozen.

Two teams of volunteers now operate from bases at the Hulls Cover Visitor Center and the Brown Mountain Gatehouse, setting tracks for classic and skate-style cross country skiing on routes established in the grooming agreement with the park. More information about this volunteer group can be found on our Acadia Winter Trails Association page. See the map below for route details.


#SkiAcadia Updates

January 5, 2024
The Acadia National Park region is forecast to receive snow this weekend. Friendly reminder that the Acadia Winter Trails Association (AWTA) Volunteer Groomers will only head out onto the carriage roads when the park determines the roadbed is adequately frozen and has at least six inches of snow on the road surface. This standard is held to prevent costly damage to the roadbed.

Unfortunately, this storm may not produce enough snow for grooming to occur. Rest assured, the Acadia Winter Trails Association volunteer groomers are as ready and excited to “hit the roads” as all you skiers.

The park encourages carriage road users to “set their own tracks” if adequate snowfall occurs for skiing but not grooming.

Fingers crossed for good snow and cold temps this season. Grooming updates will be posted here and on Friends of Acadia’s Facebook page for grooming updates as the season gets underway. Use the hashtag #SkiAcadia to share your conditions reports. Happy trails!



Share the Trails!

When grooming occurs we’ll post updates right here and on the Friends of Acadia Facebook page.

Post your experiences and conditions reports by tagging @friendsofacadia and using #skiacadia on social media.

Permitted recreational uses include walking, running, bicycling, snowshoeing, and skiing.

  • Please be respectful of other users
  • Avoid trampling groomed ski tracks
  • Federal law requires that all pets must be kept on a leash no longer than six feet

Winter Grooming on Acadia’s Carriage Roads

Grooming on the carriage roads is done by National Park Service volunteers from the Acadia Winter Trails Association. But there are some requirements before grooming can begin.

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