Posted on March 26, 2018 and last updated on March 26, 2018

Carter’s X-C Ski Center, Bethel


  • Preserve Size: ~1000 acres
  • Trail Mileage: ~33 miles, supposedly
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy to very difficult
  • Sights: mountain views, Androscoggin River

I was really looking forward to skiing here but came away very disappointed. On the early spring day I visited, when the snow pack was still deep and the snow conditions good, only about two miles of track had been groomed (and the trails were still quite messy). The rest of the trails were just broken in by one or two hardy skiers, if that, and near impossible to ski (for me, at least) since they went steeply up and down a mountain.

Despite the poor conditions of the trails, Carter’s charged $15 for a day ticket. I was pretty surprised. Their excuse was that it was spring skiing. Yet just the previous two days, I had had two amazing skis on the Bethel Village Trails, where every trail was groomed beautifully and the day pass was just $10.

Directions: The address for the center is 786 Intervale Road.


Let me know if you have any trail updates or corrections!