Camden Snow Bowl facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsCamden Snow Bowl
|Nearest city||Camden, Maine|
|Vertical||845 feet (258 m)|
|Top elevation||1,080 feet (330 m)|
|Base elevation||235 feet (72 m)|
|Skiable area||100 acres (40 ha)|
|Longest run||1 mile (1.6 km)|
|Lift system||• 1 double chair
• 1 triple chair
• 1 carpet lift
|Snowfall||70 inches (1,800 mm)|
|Snowmaking||48 acres (19 ha)|
The Camden Snow Bowl is a small, town-owned ski area in Camden, Maine. Located about 4.5 miles from Penobscot Bay on 1300-ft. (396 m) Ragged Mountain, it offers alpine skiing with views of the ocean. It also features cross-country skiing and a 400-foot (122 m) toboggan run, on which the U.S. National Toboggan Championships are hosted annually.
The Camden Snow Bowl opened in 1936, in the midst of the Great Depression. The original lodge was built with donated materials and volunteer labor, while funding to clear ski trails and build a road to the lodge was obtained from the Works Progress Administration.
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