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Sugarloaf to open for 2014/15 Season Nov. 9

Sugarloaf to open for 2014/15 Season Nov. 9

Thanks to favorable temperatures, 6 inches of new snow, and an upgraded fleet of energy-efficient snowmaking equipment, Sugarloaf announced today that it will kick off its 64th winter season on Sunday, November 9 at 8:30am.

Snowmaking begins at Sugarloaf

Snowmaking begins at Sugarloaf

With temperatures dropping into the twenties last night, Sugarloaf began snowmaking operations in preparation for the 2014-15 ski season.

Paco DeFrancis wins Sugarloaf Uphill Climb

Paco DeFrancis wins Sugarloaf Uphill Climb

Colby College’s twenty-one-year-old Paco Defrancis took home first place in the annual Sugarloaf Uphill Climb on Sunday, completing the grueling course in a time of 28 minutes and 50 seconds. Defrancis beat a field of nearly 200 runners in a race that takes racers up more than 2,500 vertical feet over a 3 mile course that leads to Sugarloaf’s 4,237 foot summit.

Sugarloaf receives first snow of the season

Sugarloaf receives first snow of the season

With bright leaves still covering most trees, Sugarloaf received its first snowfall of the 2014/15 season last night, dusting the summit of the mountain. Temperatures dropped into the mid to upper twenties overnight, allowing the snow to fall at higher elevations.

Sugarloaf to host Maine Outdoor Film Festival premier during Homecoming Weekend

Sugarloaf to host Maine Outdoor Film Festival premier during Homecoming Weekend

he Maine Outdoor Film Festival returns to Sugarloaf, on Saturday October 11, to showcase featured films from this summer's tour during the resort's Homecoming Weekend, October 10-12, 2014. The annual weekend-long celebration features non-stop daily events and activities including off-road Segway tours, ziplines, scenic lift rides, open houses, art shows, the annual Uphill Climb, and the popular Carrabassett Valley Academy Used Ski Sale.

Savoy and Dopapod to headline College Snowfest Week at Sugarloaf

Savoy and Dopapod to headline College Snowfest Week at Sugarloaf

In what promises to be one of the wildest weeks of musical performances anywhere in Maine this winter, Sugarloaf is set to host SAVOY, Dopapod, Spose, DJ Nugget, Waylon Speed, and more, plus Maine’s largest beirut tournament during the resort’s annual Bud Light College Snowfest Week, January 4-8, 2015.

Sugarloaf makes first snow of the year on Sept 19

Sugarloaf makes first snow of the year on Sept 19

With temperatures dipping down to 18 degrees last night, Sugarloaf took the opportunity to conduct an early season test of its snowmaking system, lighting up 15 snowguns on Tote Road from 1:00-6:00 a.m.

Maine’s oldest Marathon returns for 33rd run

Maine’s oldest Marathon returns for 33rd run

Following a record breaking year for participation and charitable donations this past May, Maine’s oldest continuously run marathon, the Sugarloaf Marathon and 15K is set to return for the 33rd year, May 17, 2015 and registration is now open, the resort announced today.

Patel and McDaugald claim titles in AJGA Coca Cola Junior Championship

Patel and McDaugald claim titles in AJGA Coca Cola Junior Championship

Rij Patel of Hunt Valley MD fired a blistering 68 in the final round of today’s Association (AJGA) Coca-Cola Junior Championship to erase a 7-stroke deficit and finish the tournament one stroke ahead of Sam Wu, John Catanzaro, and Nelson Pang who ended the day in a three-way tie for second place.

Sugarloaf announces summer projects and investments

Sugarloaf announces summer projects and investments

Sugarloaf announced a number of summer projects today, which include upgrades to its snowmaking system, a new state-of-the-art ski tuning machine, continued terrain expansion, and numerous resort and village enhancements.

Sugarloaf debuts new Seth Wescott video series, Surgery to Sochi

Sugarloaf debuts new Seth Wescott video series, Surgery to Sochi

This winter, as Seth Wescott recovers from injury and embarks on his quest for a third gold, Sugarloaf will document the journey in “Surgery to Sochi,” a four-episode online video series that follows Wescott on his journey from injury back to the pinnacle of his sport.

Final round underway at AJGA Coca-Cola Junior Championship

Final round underway at AJGA Coca-Cola Junior Championship

The final round of the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Coca-Cola Championship is underway at the Sugarloaf Golf Club, with Drake Hull of Rutland, VT holding a one-stroke lead for the boys, and Jiayu Kong of Arcadia, CA leading the girls’ field by one.

Shawn Warren fires final-round 71 to win State of Maine Championship

Shawn Warren fires final-round 71 to win State of Maine Championship

For Shawn Warren of Nonesuch River Golf Club, the third time proved to be the charm at the State of Maine Championship. For the third time in the last four years, Warren held the lead going into the final round. Unlike previous years, however, he wasn’t about to let this one slip away.

Rudolph, Santos take home titles in 31st Sugarloaf Marathon & 15k

Rudolph, Santos take home titles in 31st Sugarloaf Marathon & 15k

With cool temps and patchy fog hugging the valley, 29-year-old Eric Rudolph of Ellsworth, ME won the 31st Annual Sugarloaf Marathon this morning in 2 hours, 38 minutes, and 25 seconds. Twenty-five year-old Nicole Santos of West Lebanon, NH took home the title in the women’s division, with a time of 2:55:41.

Photos: Sugarloaf wraps up Maine ski season

Photos: Sugarloaf wraps up Maine ski season

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine (May 5, 2013) – One hundred eighty nine days after it began, Sugarloaf’s ski season finally came to an end today, with the final group of skiers and riders loading the chairlift at 3:50pm under sunny skies and with temperatures in the mid-70s.

Wescott tops in qualifying round of Sugarloaf Banked Slalom

Wescott tops in qualifying round of Sugarloaf Banked Slalom

Two-time Olympic gold medal winning snowboarder Seth Wescott posted the fastest time of the day during today’s qualifying round of the third annual Sugarloaf Banked Slalom, finishing the course in 1:19.11, more than four seconds ahead of the second place qualifier.