A whimsical illustration of the outdoors in winter, with a lit skating rink in the middle.

Winter Across Maine

January 1 to March 26, 2022

Winter Across Maine

January 1 to March 26, 2022

From epic adventures in the snow to simple moments spent in the crisp winter air, we’re on a mission to make sure everyone has an opportunity to enjoy the season. And with free and discounted winter sports and exciting activities happening all across Maine, all you have to do is simply step outside.

L.L.Bean and our partners are committed to keeping everyone healthy and safe, including following federal CDC and state guidelines during all Northern Light events and activities.

For the latest information about weather or event cancellations, call 1-877-755-2326.

Winter Fun Around Maine

Maine winters were made for this! We’ll help you get invigorated by the fresh mountain air with special discount days at some of Maine’s most popular family ski spots.

Free Snow Tubing

Bradbury Mountain, Pownal, ME

Sundays | 1-3 p.m. | January 2-February 27

Free inner-tube sleds and helmets will be available and thoroughly sanitized before each session. Conditions permitting. Sign up through EventBrite at llbean.eventbrite.com.

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Cabin Fever Reliever

Bissell Brothers Brewing, Portland, ME

Join L.L.Bean at one of Maine’s premier breweries for warm conversations, cold drinks and a season of free activities, including paracord bracelet making, a fly-tying clinic, adventure movie nights, a ski waxing party and more.

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L.L.Bean Fine Art Fridays

Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME

Fridays | 4-8 p.m. | January 7-February 25

A world-class culture fix awaits with this masterpiece of a deal. Please note that the Portland Museum of Art will be closed the entire month of January for renovations.

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Meet You on the Mountain

Maine winters were made for this! We’ll help you get invigorated by the crisp mountain air with special discount days at some of Maine’s most popular family ski spots.

L.L.Bean Family Ski Days

School vacation week blackout days apply.

Tuesdays at Lost Valley, Auburn, ME

$20 Lift Tickets, January 4-March 8 | 3-8 p.m.

Visit lostvalleyski.com for latest ticket information, conditions and COVID-19 guidelines.

Thursdays at Saddleback Ski Mountain, Rangeley, ME

$49 All-Mountain Access Lift Tickets, January 6-March 17 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Register early – only 250 discounted lift tickets available every Thursday! Visit saddlebackmaine.com for latest ticket information, conditions and COVID-19 guidelines.

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Thursdays at BigRock Mountain, Mars Hill, ME

$15 Lift Tickets & $10 Rental Packages, January 6-March 24 | 1-7 p.m.

Visit bigrockmaine.com for latest ticket information, conditions and COVID-19 guidelines.

Thursdays & Fridays at Black Mountain, Rumford, ME

Discounted Lift Tickets & Skinning Passes, January 6-March 25 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Thursdays: $15 lift tickets; Fridays: $25 lift tickets; $5 skinning passes both days. Visit skiblackmountain.org for latest ticket information, conditions and COVID-19 guidelines.

Fridays at Shawnee Peak, Bridgton, ME

$30 Lift Tickets, January 7-March 18 | 3-9 p.m.

Visit shawneepeak.com for latest ticket information, conditions and COVID-19 guidelines.

Sundays at Mt. Abram, Greenwood, ME

$35 Lift Tickets, January 2-March 27

Visit mtabram.com for latest ticket information, conditions and COVID-19 guidelines.

Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing

Conditions permitting.

Wednesdays at Harris Farm, Dayton, ME

January 5-March 16

Free cross-country ski trail pass. No registration required.

Thursdays & Fridays at Black Mountain, Rumford, ME

January 6-March 25

Free cross-country ski and snowshoe trail pass.

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Fridays at Carter’s Farm, Bethel, ME

January 7-March 18

$10 adult & $5 kids’ cross-country ski and snowshoe trail pass. No registration required.

Kids' Nordic Ski Center Bingo

Complete NENSA’s bingo card by connecting a row of cross-country ski activities. Completed cards will be entered to win an L.L.Bean NENSA flannel shirt or gift card.

Pick up your card at the L.L.Bean Bike, Boat & Ski store in Freeport, ME, or request one online at nensa.net.

Winter's So Nice When You're on the Ice

Whether you're hugging the walls or skating circles around the rink, we want to make it easier for everyone to get out on the ice this winter.

Friday-Sunday at L.L.Bean, Freeport, ME

Free Skating and Skate Rentals, January 1-March 26
Fridays | 3-8 p.m.
Sat. & Sun. | 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

Rent a free pair of skates and take a spin around our rink, right in the heart of Discovery Park on the L.L.Bean campus. Weather dependent. No registration required.

Wednesdays at Thompson’s Point, Portland, ME

$5 Rink Admission, January 5-March 9 | 3-9 p.m.

Enjoy a day of half-price skating at this popular riverfront rink with skyline views of Portland. Skate rentals available for $4. No registration required.

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Free Skating Performances and Lessons with Ice Dance International

Watch in wonder as world-renowned Ice Dance International (IDI) performs their 13-minute fantasy ice dance ballet, SOLSTICE. Afterwards, beginner and skilled skaters alike are invited to head out on the ice for a free hour-long skating experience taught by IDI performers, including two-time US champion Alissa Czisny.

Please bring your own skates; rentals only available at select locations.

Performances Followed by a Lesson

January 26, at 6 p.m.
The Waterhouse Center
55 Main Street #51, Kennebunk, ME

February 16, at 5:30 p.m.
MidCoast Recreation Center
535 West Street, Rockport, ME

February 21, at 12 p.m.
Norway Saving Bank Arena
985 Turner Street, Auburn, ME

February 22, at 4 p.m.
Piscataquis County Ice Arena
1049 W. Main Street, Dover-Foxcroft, ME

February 23, at 6 p.m.
Sugarloaf Mountain
3001 Outdoor Center Road, Carrabassett Valley, ME

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Lesson-Only Sessions

January 11 and 25, at 4 p.m.
The Waterhouse Center
55 Main Street #51, Kennebunk, ME

January 24 and 31, at 4 p.m.
Kittery Community Center
120 Rogers Road, Kittery, ME

January 25, at 4 p.m.
York Parks and Recreation
200 US-1, York, ME

February 1 and 8, at 4 p.m.
L.L.Bean Discovery Park
95 Main Street, Freeport, ME

February 23, at 10 a.m.
Sugarloaf Mountain
3001 Outdoor Center Road, Carrabassett Valley, ME

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Free Outings with Outdoor Discovery Programs

As long as there’s snow on the ground, getting outside this winter is as easy as joining our expert guides for one of our leisurely group outings.

Guided Snowshoe Outings

Wednesdays

January 5-March 2, 5-7 p.m.

Grab your snowshoes and join our expert guides for a rejuvenating fresh-air hike through the fields and woods of our private facility at Fogg Farm. The sun sets early, so don’t forget a headlamp!

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Guided Cross-Country Ski Outings

Saturdays

January 8-March 5, 8-9 a.m.

Breathe in the crisp winter air as our guides lead your group on a relaxed tour through the beautifully groomed trails at Fogg Farm. Just bring your ski gear and let’s make tracks!

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Ready to get more outdoors?

Browse our full lineup of expert-led winter experiences at llbeanoutdoors.com

L.L.Bean Winter Speaker Series

Join some of our favorite Maine authors, photographers and storytellers for presentations about wild adventures and expeditions, science, environmental conservation and more. We’ll have a new guest live in Freeport every Friday night at 7 p.m.

FULL SCHEDULE (PDF)

Limited seating, registration recommended. Sign up through EventBrite at llbean.eventbrite.com.

January 7

The Rangeleys: A Photographic Journey Through an Iconic Region of Maine

Ben Pearson

January 14

Maine Game Wardens in Fact and Fiction

Paul Doiron

January 21

The Mystery of Maine’s Wildlife

Ed Robinson

January 28

Re-Mapping Maine: Capturing a Changing Geography

Steven Bushey

February 4

Take Me to the River: Photographing America’s Waterways

Michael Kolster

February 11

Sense of Place: A Penobscot Man’s Ancestral Journey

James Francis

February 18

The Calendar Year Triple Crown

Sammy Holmes Potter & Jackson Parell

February 25

Diversifying the Maine Outdoors

Abdi Iftin

March 4

Advocating for the Environment: How to Gather Your Power and Take Action

Sue Inches

March 11

Freshwater Fishing Opportunities in Southern and Central Maine

James Pellerin & Scott Davis

March 18

The Space Between

Séan Alonzo Harris

March 25

Rewild in 10 Steps: Making Positive Environmental Change Where You Live

Anna Fialkoff