Trail Conditions

Services: Trail passes, rentals, snacks, and information are available daily at the Quarry Road Welcome Center, which is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you're skiing off-hours, please deposit payment in the drop box on the north deck of the Welcome Center.

Night skiing: More than a mile of trail is lit for night skiing until 9 p.m. daily.

Fat bikes: Biking is permitted on ski trails only in hard packed snow conditions. Please use your judgment to keep trails in good condition and safe for all. (If you’re leaving a rut, then the trail surface is too soft and you should not be on that trail.) Bikers using the groomed ski trails must purchase a day ticket or season pass.


Snowmaking and grooming

(left to right) Matt Skehan, Director, Waterville Parks and Recreation, Scott Dolan, Sam Green, Wally Donovan, Steve Buzzell

(left to right) Matt Skehan, Director, Waterville Parks and Recreation, Scott Dolan, Sam Green, Wally Donovan, Steve Buzzell

Quarry Road Recreation Area’s extensive snowmaking network brings consistent snow conditions over the meadow trail and sprint loop for Nordic skiers of all levels. Snowmaking extends up the hill over much of the competition loop which makes for world class Nordic ski conditions close to downtown Waterville.

Our one-of-a-kind snowmaking system ensures that groomed trails will be available for Nordic skiers to enjoy at Quarry Road when no other area has snow for miles! Once snow is on the ground, the trails are groomed regularly, creating premier cross-country skiing conditions for both classic cross country and skate skiing.

During the winter season, the trails are groomed daily for both skate and classic skiing.