Summit Elevation: 4,237'
Vertical Drop: 2,820'
Prepared Runs: 153 plus glades and terrain parks
Acres: 1,056-acres, New England's largest ski resort.
3 Terrain parks, pipes, and an SBX course.
Route 27, Carrabassett Valley
Sugarloaf is the stuff of ski legends
- the biggest ski resort in New England. This northern Maine ski area that dates
back to 1950 has the East’s only above tree line snowfields, 2,820’ continuous
vertical, and the most loyal skier following of any ski mountain east of the
Rockies. On a clear day you can see Mount Katahdin, Mount Washington and little
sister Sunday River from the 4,237’ scenic summit of Sugarloaf.
is nothing quite like Sugarloaf’s vast terrain, 1,056-acres, from the steeps of White Nitro
and Gondi Line, to the gorgeous birch glades of Brackett Basin and Burnt
Mountain. But there is more
to this one big mountain, there is fan base of fun loving, fiercely dedicated
skiers and riders that make the Sugarloaf village such a special place to visit.
In fact skiing at
Sugarloaf is more like a cult than a past time. From first
quad, to a hot cocoa at mid mountain Bullwinkle's, to a ski in ski out
lunch slopeside of a Bar
Burger at the Bag & Kettle in the village, to a big last run from the summit
down Gondi line or White Nitro, Sugarloaf is all about tradition.
The best place to stay at Sugarloaf is the Sugarloaf Mountain Hotel. This ski
hotel located in heart of Sugarloaf’s village offers commanding mountain views
from most every well-appointed room. This is the most luxurious accommodations
at The Loaf (as locals affectionately call it). From the Sugarloaf Hotel, you
are steps to all of Sugarloaf’s action from first chair on the SuperQuad, to the
Sugarloaf shops, to last call and last dance to live bands at the Widowmaker.
The 30 person outdoor hot tub is a very social spot, you can see the slopes and
a chair lift passing overhead...very cool and hot at the same time for après ski
As you arrive at the Sugarloaf Mountain Hotel, you are treated to valet parking,
convenient ski lockers, and The Double Diamond restaurant and bar right in the
lobby. Or you can walk a few steps to 45 North in the hotel, The Bag or Gepettos or take a free shuttle
to Seth Wescott’s The Rack or the Shipyard Brewhaus at the Sugarloaf Inn.
After a day bashing the bumps on Bubblecuffer or dancing in your ski boots at
Sugarloaf’s Reggaefest - one of New
England's best ski parties, you will be so glad to be staying at the Sugarloaf
Mountain Hotel, sleeping on a comfy Boyne Bed (the best mattress our editors
have ever slept on - so good we bought one and had it shipped home). And you have no excuse not to make first tracks at
Sugarloaf when you are staying so close to the Superquad lifts See a complete guide to
Sugarloaf Maine lodging. Also see our ski review of sister resort