Carter’s X-C Ski Center, Oxford

This is a flat, nice place to ski, but when I went, they had only groomed a 5-kilometer loop, maybe because the snow conditions weren’t great. Their place in Bethel wasn’t much better when I visited in late March. I get the sense this business doesn’t really hustle — which is a fine attitude! I’m not judging.

Directions:  From the intersections of Routes 121 and 26 in Oxford, the ski center is a little more than 1,000 feet down Route 26.