Who We Are

We are a community non-profit organization promoting year-round, outdoor recreational trail activities in the beautiful St. John Valley. Located close to downtown Fort Kent and Lonesome Pine Trails alpine ski area, you are minutes away from scenic vistas, friendly people, and good, clean, healthy FUN!

Our Mission

Our mission at the Fort Kent Outdoor Center is to promote healthy outdoor lifestyles by providing a first-rate facility, trail system, and recreational activities for members, athletes, and visitors. 


With primary funding from the Libra Foundation, the Outdoor Center was established in 1999 as a training center for aspiring Nordic and Biathlon athletes, and the host of multiple National and International Nordic and Biathlon events.

Diverse Trails For All Your Outdoor Needs

What began as solely a Nordic Ski facility has now evolved into a year round trail system with the addition of several miles of snowshoe, hiking and mountain bike trails. We are pleased members and visitors can now enjoy the beauty of the Maine outdoors all year long.


Lots of outdoor Fun

From climbing Mike's Mountain, single track biking on the Ridge Runner, skiing down Ben's Incline, snowshoeing the Warrior Trail, learning to shoot and ski, throwing a disc to a basket at the top of Lonesome Pine Trails, watch a toddler learn to ski with the Jalbert program, to a simple walk through the beautiful woods, there is truly something for everyone!

Our Team

Laura Audibert


Deb Hedeen

Vice President

Danielle Reardon


Pat Theriault


Charles Albert

Brandon Goding

Jim Marquis

Norman Martin

Ben Paradis

Carl Theriault

Elysha Dyer

Venue Manager

This Could Be you!

We'er hiring a Venue Coordinator
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Support THe Fort Kent OUtdoor Center

With a huge boost from the Libra Foundation, the Fort Kent Outdoor Center was built primarily for training skiers for Biathlon and recreation. With many thanks to uncountable volunteer hours, sponsorships from local businesses, various donations large and small, and continued support from Pineland Farms we have introduced many other ways for people near and far to embrace the outdoors such as Disc Golf, single track biking, extended snowshoe trails, Nature Series events, Jalbert Ski Program expansion, and many other enhancements to our marvelous gem in the St. John Valley. We are thankful for all donations, large and small! They help us continue to serve as a recreation hub for the Greater Fort Kent Area.

Job Opening

Venue Coordinator

Require 20-25 hr/week with flexible hours, including some nights and weekends.

Salary commensurate with experience

Candidates are subject to a background check.

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume to Carl Theriault by mail or email:

Mail To: Fort Kent Outdoor Center,  33 Paradis Circle, POB 54, Fort Kent Maine 04743

Email To: theriaultcarl@hotmail.com


Duties include the following:

  • Maintain and increase membership
  • Oversee programming
  • Solicit events
  • Venue development
  • Maintain facilities

Job Requirements:

  • Must be reliable
  • Must have excellent communication skills
  • Flexibility is a must as events/programs may dictate work time
  • Strong customer service skills and attention to detail
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Must be able to perform light maintenance work around the venue, must be able to lift 50 pounds occasionally and must be able to stand for extended periods of time.

Fort Kent Outdoor Center Webcam

Keep up to date on our current Weather / Snow Conditions, and check in on our events by viewing this facility Web Cam which is updated with a new image every five minutes.

  • Lodge trails
  • Groomed Skate
  • Excellent
  • Groomed: Wed 04-06-22 am
  • Comments/Updates: Starting to cut down on trails groomed with variable temps, best skiing about 11am, just grooming inner lodge loop and red barn now
  • Greenbean
  • Not Groomed
  • Use Caution
  • Groomed: Tue 03-29-22 pm
  • Comments/Updates: Please do not walk on trail without snowshoes, use caution if icy.
  • Violette Settlement
  • Groomed Skate and Classical
  • Good
  • Groomed: Sat 04-02-22 pm
  • Comments/Updates: west end of system now closed due to recent logging, great skiing on east end of system when groomed. Grooming this time of year is difficult with changing temperatures.
  • Red barn
  • Groomed Skate
  • Excellent
  • Groomed: Sat 04-02-22 pm
  • Comments/Updates: Starting to cut down on trails groomed with variable temps, best skiing about noon, just grooming inner lodge loop and red barn

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