Baxter State Park

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Baxter State Park

Submitted By: Yankee Snowman on December 05, 2011

Administrator: Yankee Snowman

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Mt Toll

From the Summit.  The primary ski is down the south face of Mt Toll.  there are a couple of different options from an open snow field to a fairly narrow couloir.  Both of which provide nice turns.  Once down from the main snow field and conditions permitting make you way back to Blue Lake and follow the same trail you took on the way in to get out.

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Baxter State Park has all kinds of skiing. From leisurely day trips on XC gear to epic week-long expeditions with ice-tool approaches to steep gullies, it offers a classic northeastern backcountry experience.

Some people complain about the red-tape but most who have actually been there agree it is well worth it. Plus, restrictions have been reduced in recent years to make winter backcountry travel more feasible.

BSP has lean-tos and cabins available at very modest rates. See Baxter State Park Authority's website for complete information.

How to Get There

Millinocket is the gateway to Baxter State Park. Many winter skiing and climbing trips begin at Abol Bridge on the Golden Road. The ultimate BSP ski touring experience, a traverse of the whole Park from North to South, begins at Matagamon Camps on the Grand Lake Road, west of Shin Pond and Rt. 159.

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