The ski trails at Twin Pines/New England Outdoor Center are perfection.
We headed out yesterday to take a quick spin up and over Black Cat Mt, which, in comparison to our neighbor,Katahdin, is not much of a mountain. However, with signs like these..
it might be a bit more of a mountain than you think!
The intensity of the Black Cat loop is quite exhilarating. Two big climbs up and a lovely, steep switch back down, make this a great 40-55 minute workout with amazing views of the lakes and mountain.
Metal edges make quick work of the S turns and provide great stability for the ol’ snow plow…that is if you want to. However, classic skis work fine and provide a pretty swift, wild ride.
Regardless of ability level, there is a route for everyone on these trails. The open area called the Ag Village and connecting trails up towards Hammond Ridge are a nice run with gradual climbs and descents.
There is over 7 miles of trails to explore and network through as you build confidence for any of the more technical components. Come for the day or make it a get-a-way.
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