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Samoset Resort on the Ocean

See the transformation of over 20,000 pounds of crystal-clear glacier ice into one of the “hottest and coolest lounges” on the Maine coast, the Samoset Resort’s famous Glacier Ice Bar & Lounge. Exquisite ice carvings and sub-zero temperatures make this swanky lounge a can’t-miss experience during your Maine vacation. After sipping cocktails at the Glacier Ice Bar, warm up with hors d’oeuvres at Enoteca Wine Bar or dinner and live entertainment at La Bella Vita before retiring to your cozy Maine lodging.

The 2019 Glacier Ice Bar is scheduled for January 18 - 20 and January 25 – 26 (weather permitting). Ice Bar & Sculptures are displayed beginning at 5pm on Friday, January 18. So mark the date before we are reduced to just a puddle!

JANUARY 18 - 20:

January 25 - 26:

Chef Tim Pierce, CEC
Executive Chef of the Samoset Resort since 2002

Chef Tim is originally From Boothbay Harbor, Maine but has previously worked in Vermont and New Hampshire, including at the Christmas Farm Inn in Jackson and the former Balsams Grand Resort in Dixville Notch. Tim enjoys competing in and judging ice carving competitions throughout New England and has won numerous awards. While at the Balsams, Chef Pierce honed his talents while mentoring and teaching culinary arts and ice carving to over 40 apprentices. He was also able to co-coach four culinary teams to state titles, as well as coach the 2002 National Collegiate Ice Carving Champions. Tim also teaches ice carving locally to up to 30 residents for the Camden Winterfest and judges ice carving for the National Ice Carving Association. He has judged in Stowe, VT for the last 10 winters and was the Lead Judge at the National Ice Carving Championships in Branson, Missouri in 2012.