Since 1990, teams from around the world compete in the annual U.S. National Toboggan Championships at the Camden Snow Bowl in Camden, Maine. This weekend, February 10-11, more than 400 teams will race for the fastest times down a 400-foot-long wooden toboggan chute built in 1936 and fly across frozen Hosmer Pond (view list of registered teams).
You can watch the races for free, but parking at the Camden Snow Bowl costs $10 per car. The parking areas fill quickly, especially on Saturday. A shuttle bus to the Camden Snow Bowl is available for $2 round-trip all weekend and runs every 20 minutes 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Board the shuttle at the Village Green on Elm Street, across from the town office.
Free all-day parking is available at the Public Landing, the Public Safety lot next to the fire and police stations, and behind the Knox Mill (accessible from Knowlton and Washington Streets.) Shuttle buses, running approx. every 20 minutes, pick up and drop off at the Village Green on Elm Street, across from the town office.
Shuttle buses run 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
In addition to the races, enjoy food from the Bagel Cafe, Cameron Clan Kettle Corn, Big Bob’s Big Dawgs, and Maine Dish and Flatbread Pizza. Maine Sport and Maine Alpaca Experience are also at the Camden Ski Bowl throughout the weekend, offering gifts and goodies to keep you warm and toasty.
For more information, visit the Camden Snow Bowl’s website or call (207) 236-3438.
Camden Snow Bowl is a two-hour drive northeast of Portland, Maine, and 4.5 hours northeast of Boston.