Ski Trail Groom Report

Ski Trail at NEOCWe now have access to over 15 miles of designated ski trails at NEOC on Millinocket Lake, these trails have been expanded by Katahdin Area Trails thanks to recent funding from the

Elmina B. Sewall Foundation

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Trail Report, 2019

Mar 27, 2019 | 11:03 pm

The entire system – Hammond Ridge, Black Cat Mountain, Saddle Loop, Katahdin View loop – all groomed today, EPIC conditions – come and Ski!
Trails are flat and wide – track set, pic from today.


Mar 18, 2019 | 9:42 am

Matt groomed everything Sunday morning – Hammond Ridge, Black Cat, Saddle, Lake Loop and Katahdin View.  Track set in many places


Feb 26, 2019 | 2:45 pm

Most of the system was groomed yesterday – except for Saddle and Hammond Ridge due to high winds and snow drifts. This should be groomed tomorrow once the winds calm down.


Feb 23, 2019 | 10:07 am

Val Groomed everything (hammond Ridge, Black Cat, Katahdin View, Saddle, Twin Pines Loop, Lake Loop, etc)  yesterday – groomed flat and wide, track set on Saddle and Lake Loop.


Jan 15, 2019 | 7:35 am

Grooming update on the ski trails:
Val went out yesterday and groomed everything including Hammond Ridge, the Katahdin View trail, and the Lakeside Loop trail. Track is set on Saddle and The Lakeside Loop, Blackcat is also groomed. We have lots of snow on the ground, come ski. Ski rentals? call 800-766-7238


Feb 5, 2019 | 2:52 pm

We have received a lot of snow this past month, grooming is happening on a regular basis.  Track is usually being set on the Katahdin Loop trail with others being groomed wide and flat.  For more regular updates check in here:


Jan 12, 2019 | 10:56 am

We received over a foot of snow this week – all trails are groomed except the Hammond Ridge Trail. Conditions are excellent. Groomed wide and flat, no track set as of the timing of this report (our small groomer is down so we have not been able to set tracks)


Jan 8, 2019 | 10:16 pm

Our Entire system was groomed this past week – today we received 5″ of new snow and are expecting another 4-8 inches overnight into tomorrow. We will groom again after tomorrow and if you have not been out on the trails – can we say – we highly recommend it! Trails are being groomed wide and are in great condition. Call 800-766-7238 if you need ski rentals. The River Driver’s Restaurant is at the trailhead.


Dec 30, 2018 | 2:12 pm

Bring it on Sunday! There’s nothing like ending the holiday vacation week with one last long weekend. Updates thus far: Matt went out and groomed the Katahdin View trail, backside of Blackcat Peak and the front stretch on the Saddle Loop yesterday evening. With last nights cool down trails are fast and flat today. Snow is on the way for Tuesday with a potential for 3-5 inches and another storm on Friday bringing anywhere between 5-10 inches – stay tuned! Ski Rentals and Fat Tire Bike rentals available at our front desk (207)723-5438 #MaineIsAwesome

*REMINDER* Our Women’s Ski event will be on Tuesday January 1st at 11:00am this week.



Nov 30, 2018 | 10:17 pm

This is a picture from last week – the Katahdin View Loop and the Lake Loop are both groomed flat and wide – excellent for skate skiing or traditional – call 800-766-7238 if you need skis. The Kat Loop is accessed from the trailhead at Twin Pines/NEOC and is about 6 miles round trip to the trailhead. You will be rewarded with a beautiful view of Katahdin if you make it thereTrails at katahdin area trails


Oct 13, 2018 | 11:00 am

Stay Tuned for Updates:


Mar 16, 2018 | 10:12 am

We received 16-20 inches of snow in the last storm – Matt went out with the big groomer and packed down, the Twin Pines Loop, The Lakeside Loop and The Katahdin Lookout trail, the rest of the trails will be groomed over today and tomorrow, conditions should be excellent for skiing.  Find other updates here:


Ski Grooming Report: NEOC Millinocket Lake

Date Ski Trail Groomed Ski Trail Conditions
Feb 23, 2019 Hammond Ridge TrailGroomed Yesterday flat and wide
Feb 23, 2019 Black Cat - access to and Mortons Groomed Yesterday flat and wide
Feb 23, 2019 Lake Loop at NEOCGroomed Yesterday flat and wide - track set
Feb 23, 2019 Saddle LoopGroomed Yesterday flat and wide - track set
Feb 22, 2019 Access Route to, and the Katahdin View Loop on Hammond RidgeGroomed Yesterday flat and wide