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Sugarloaf opens Backside Snowfields

Resort is 100 percent open after 40 inches of snow in the past week

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine – On the heels of its snowiest week of the season, Sugarloaf has opened its fabled Backside Snowfields to skiers and riders and currently has 100 percent of its terrain open. Sugarloaf’s snowfields offer skiers and riders wide open, above treeline expanses and dramatic pitches unlike any other terrain in the East.  

Sugarloaf has received 39 inches of snow in the past six days, including 28 on Sunday night alone. The resort’s overall snowfall this season stands at 167 inches.

With 100 percent of its terrain now open, Sugarloaf offers skiing throughout snowfields, including named routes such as High Rigger, Hard Tack, and Pure Heat, as well as Front Face Snowfield trails such as Jagger, Ignitor, and White Nitro Extension, which is groomed regularly.

The Backside Snowfields are a wilderness experience that should only be attempted by the most skilled skiers and riders. Sugarloaf's Ski Patrol asks those who have never experienced the Backside to stop by the summit building for tips on the most navigable way down.

Snow surfaces at the resort are powder and packed powder, and conditions are currently the best of the season.

Sugarloaf is currently offering midweek ski-free packages for as little as $69 per person per night, and weekend packages for as little as $89 per person per night. For more information on lodging and conditions please visit www.sugarloaf.com

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About the Sugarloaf Resort – Located in Carrabassett Valley, ME, Sugarloaf is recognized as one of the top winter and golf resorts in the world and is home to the only lift-serviced above treeline skiing and riding in the East and one of Golf Digest’s America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses. Sugarloaf is a member of the Boyne Resorts family of resorts and attractions.