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Camden Snow Bowl
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Location Ragged Mountain
Nearest city Camden, Maine
Coordinates 44°13′02″N 69°08′05″W / 44.217216°N 69.134667°W / 44.217216; -69.134667Coordinates: 44°13′02″N 69°08′05″W / 44.217216°N 69.134667°W / 44.217216; -69.134667
Vertical 845 feet (258 m)
Top elevation 1,080 feet (330 m)
Base elevation 235 feet (72 m)
Skiable area 100 acres (40 ha)
Runs 17
Longest run 1 mile (1.6 km)
Lift system • 1 double chair
  • 1 triple chair
  • 1 carpet lift
Terrain parks 2
Snowfall 70 inches (1,800 mm)
Snowmaking 48 acres (19 ha)
Night skiing yes
Website http://www.camdensnowbowl.com/

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.

History

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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