The Fort Kent Outdoor Center is a community managed recreational facility promoting outdoor trail based activities year round in the beauty of the St John Valley. Located right next door to downtown Fort Kent and Lonesome Pines Trails Alpine ski area, you are just minutes from getting away from it all.

Our lodge is closed for the summer, but the lower-level restrooms and water station are accessible.

Facility Rentals

The 10th Mountain Lodge located at the Fort Kent Outdoor Center is now available to rent year-round for any of your school, non-profit, business, organization or individual event. There are two large rooms available for meetings, retreats, or parties, both exhibiting an outstanding view of a world-class recreational facility encompassed in a secluded, picturesque natural setting.

One meeting room has a cozy fireplace perfect for a winter gathering and seats approximately 30, while the conference room seats approximately 50 and is equipped with a digital projector and screen for presentations. WiFi is accessible throughout the entire facility, and a well-stocked kitchen is also available. Most local caterers are familiar with the amenities of our lodge if you wish to hire out the food services for your event.

Lodge rentals also include half price trail passes for rental participants, with showers and a sauna available as well. What a relaxing, healthy way to end a meeting or seminar!

If you have any questions, or would like to rent, our Facility Rental Coordinator, Hannah Streinz, can help you out. You may reach her at info@www.fortkentoc.org.

10th Mountain Lodge

The beautiful Tenth Mountain lodge includes a great-room, sauna, kitchen, competition office, a fieldstone fireplace, and a unique perspective of the biathlon stadium. Sadly the lodge and it’s amenities are closed for the winter due to COVID-19. The sauna and restrooms on the ground floor are open seven days/week. Also on the ground floor with access to the stadium is the Ski Shop where no-wax and skating skis as well as snowshoes are available for rental. Day or season passes can be purchased here. The Ski Shop is open 12-4 on Saturdays and most Sundays during the ski/snowshoe season and open by request throughout the rest of the week.

Wax Building

A 27-room wax building was built in 2003 and first used during the IBU World Cup in March 2004. The lower level is open to the public seven days a week for waxing. Rest room facilities are also available here during competitions.

Stadium and Timing Building

The original Timing Building was moved in 2003 when the Stadium Production room was built. A two-story addition was added during fall 2007 in anticipation of the upcoming World cup. This building is situated in front of the competition finish area.

Shooting Range

The shooting range is located in the stadium with 30 lanes with mechanical targets with night lighting on 10 targets. The site was awarded the International Biathlon Union Class B license in November 2002.

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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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