Upcoming Winter Events near Thompson Lake

Here on Thompson Lake, we’re not about to let a little cold weather keep us from enjoying ourselves this winter. On the contrary, we’ve been looking forward to these special, snowy months. With all the events and activities happening in the area this time of year, can you really blame us? After all, not every area is lucky enough to be nestled between three of the best alpine ski resorts in the Northeast. In today’s entry, we’ll highlight a few of the upcoming events at each of these great locations.


Go 50 Week at Sunday River


Lake Thompson Winter Activities

This annual, week-long event is a favorite among longtime residents of the area. Tired of hearing your kids tell you you’re over the hill? Now’s your chance to hit the slopes and show them how you got there; by blasting down the side of a mountain Scot Schmidt style. Sunday River will kick off the event with a cinnamon bun social at 10am on January 26. Stick around and enjoy game nights, races, and a gourmet bourbon dinner. Feeling the burn after a long day on the mountain? Treat yourself to an evening at the Jordan Spa located in the heart of Sunday River.


Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge


On January 31, Pack the kiddos in the car and come participate in the largest family ski racing series in America. For 25 years, the Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge has drawn families from all over the country to the beautiful Shawnee Peak Ski Resort – located less than 30 minutes from Thompson Lake. Best of all, this event is free! All you need is a lift ticket to join.


Full Moon Hikes


Not much for extreme sports? Don’t let that keep you off the mountain! From now until March, the Mount Abram Ski Resort will be hosting full moon hikes for those of us who prefer the security of snow boots over skis. Take this opportunity to see the pristine alpine trails of Mount Abram illuminated as you’ve never seen them before. There is something truly extraordinary about the glistening of fresh powder under the soft glow of a full moon. Don’t miss out on this chance to experience one of nature’s wintery wonders.


Finally ready to find out what all the fuss is about on Thompson Lake?  Call Terry Hewitt at (207) 240-9196 today and make a habit out of Maine.



Written by Terry Hewitt

One of the areas top realtors and started her career in 1996. Member of the National Association of Realtors, Maine Association of Realtors, and am a licensed broker.