153 trails plus glades and backcountry
1,056 skiing-acres, New England's largest ski resort.
3 Terrain parks, pipes, and an SBX course, 90 kilometers of Nordic skiing.
Route 27, Carrabassett Valley
Sugarloaf is the largest ski resort in New England and east of the Rockies for
that matter, by acreage, with over 1,056 acres of skiing trails, glades and side
country terrain. Sugarloaf is located on Maine’s second highest peak, 4,237’,
with Maine’s tallest vertical of 2,820.’ Sugarloaf is cult phenomenon among
passionate skiers, it’s hard to get to and hard to forget…a big beautiful
mountain with a great base village full of loyal Loaf fans that like to party
après ski. What’s unique about Sugarloaf, besides its remote location in the
Carrabassett Valley, is the breathtaking views from the bold windblown summit,
and the above tree line skiing from the summit, called Sugarloaf snowfields,
when the snow is good.
Beside the summit skiing and extensive glades and backcountry terrain in Bracket
Basin, Sugarloaf offers some of the best learn to ski and ride programs in New
England for kids, plentiful slope-side lodging in the village, and lively bars
and restaurants for après ski, plus a friendly local staff that make The Loaf
warm and fuzzy like their mascots Amos the Moose and Blueberry Bear.
Sugarloaf opened in 1950 by Amos Winter, and soon became host to big events like
World Cup races, the Sugarloaf Schuss and ski clubs and racing clubs – like
Carrabassett Valley Academy - home of the most Olympic skiers and snowboarders
in New England.
Sugarloaf has a great ski vibe, and extensive terrain for all abilities among 154 trails and 15
lifts - not fancy but four quads (that recently got repairs and upgrades
following two chair lift incidents). Sugarloaf’s convenient village brims with ski shops,
pubs and great restaurants for apres ski like the Bag and Gepettos, 45 North, Shipyard
Brewhaus, shops, and resort lodging from The Sugarloaf Mountain Hotel and the
Sugarloaf Inn to Sugarloaf condominiums.
Now that Sugarloaf is expanding, since Boyne bought this ski resort and Maine
sister resort Sunday River, Sugarloaf 2020 expansion plan has opened new glades
in Brackett Basin and the Eastern Territory with hike to skiing on 3,595' Burnt
Mountain. Sugarloaf has invested in significant snowmaking allowing them to open
for skiing earlier in November and stay open late into April and even May with
big events like Reggaefest and Easter.
Sugarloaf is host to World Cup races, the US Alpine Championships in 2015 and
2017, national snowboard and freestyle competitions plus events like Special
Olympics, White World Week, Reggaefest and The Snowball. Seth Wescott, Gold
Medal Snowboarder calls Sugarloaf his home, he owns The Rack restaurant.
You owe yourself the experience of skiing the Loaf, it’s worth the long drive to
see that first sight of the summit at “Oh My Gosh Corner. Stay at the Sugarloaf
Mountain Hotel for the best on mountain location, ski lockers, and outdoor 30
person hot tub, easy walk to the ski lifts, lessons, restaurants and après ski.
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