With the start of Sugarloaf's annual Bud Light Reggae Festival just one day away, forecasts are calling for one of the warmest April weekends in the last decade for the biggest spring skiing party in the east, slated for April 14-17.
With the start of Sugarloaf's annual Bud Light Reggae Festival just one day away, forecasts are calling for one of the warmest April weekends in the last decade for the biggest spring skiing party in the east, slated for April 14-17.
While only a handful of New England ski resorts remain open, Sugarloaf's Snowmakers plan to capitalize a window of cold temps today through Tuesday, by resuming snowmaking operations this morning-this marks the first time in its 65 year history that the resort has ever made snow in the month of April.
With temperatures dropping into the teens and low-twenties yesterday, Sugarloaf's snowmakers took the opportunity to fire up as many as 115 snowguns on the Hayburner, Candyside, and Tote Road trails. Snowmaking operations are expected to continue through Sunday, while favorable temperatures persist, moving equipment to the King's Landing and Tote Road trails today.
With access to three of New England’s premier resorts— Sunday River and Sugarloaf in Maine, and Loon Mountain Resort in New Hampshire—the New England Pass is the season pass of choice for skiers and snowboarders in the northeast. Passes go on sale starting Friday, March 4, the resorts announced today, and anyone who purchases a 2016/17 New England Pass in full, will also get to use it to ski for the rest of this season, beginning on March 14.
Following back-to-back record-setting weekends in 2014 and 2015, the largest spring skiing festival in the East, Sugarloaf’s Bud Light Reggae Festival, is set to return April 14-17, 2016. The resort announced today that Maryland-based punk-rock reggae band Ballyhoo! will headline the four-day festival with support from 8 different bands including the widely-hailed New York-based reggae band New Kingston.
Though local forecasts called for just a few inches on Monday night, Sugarloaf awoke to nearly a foot of new snow on Tuesday morning-the highest total reported by any ski resort in New England. The new snow brings the resort's total to more than a foot in the past week, providing the best skiing and riding conditions of the season, just in time for the upcoming February Vacation week.
At approximately 10am, on January 8, 2016 Sugarloaf’s Perfect Turn Ski & Snowboard School will help to make history, as the non-profit Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month aims to set a Guinness world record for the largest multi-venue ski and snowboard lesson ever taught.
Under partly sunny skies and intermittent snow flurries, Sugarloaf's King Pine lift, which received a new state-of-the-art load terminal during the off season, re-opened for the first time today. Following months of planning, construction, and testing, the lift, opened to the public at approximately 9:30am.
With temperatures in the teens, and steady snowfall continuing throughout the day at Sugarloaf, Maine’s tallest winter resort and the largest ski area east of the Rockies picked up more than 10 inches of natural snow in the last 12 hours. Since Sunday, the resort has seen more than 15 inches of natural snowfall—the most of any ski resort in New England.
Sugarloaf Mountain Resort will join the international snowboard community to celebrate the 10th annual World Snowboard day, on the weekend of December 19-20, 2015. The resort will offer $10 learn to ride programs, for first-timers, through the Perfect Turn Ski & Snowboard School, as well as free snowboard Demos through the new Burton Signature Store.
Sugarloaf and Sunday River, Maine's two largest ski resorts, will continue the popular "Maine Ski Day" tradition, which started more than five years ago. The two resorts will once again offer Maine residents discounted lift tickets, rentals, and learn-to-ski packages during Maine Ski Day, on Sunday, December 13, 2015.
John Burpee, the Chief Boiler/Elevator and Tramway Inspector for the Maine Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation, released his final report today regarding the King Pine rollback that occurred on March 21, 2015, thus concluding the investigation into the accident.
Sugarloaf, Maine’s tallest winter resort and the largest ski area east of the Rockies, opened for skiing and riding at 8:30am today on two trails and one lift, covering 1,750 vertical feet. The 2015-16 season marks the 65th winter season for the iconic Maine resort.
Sugarloaf, Maine's tallest winter resort and the largest ski area east of the Rockies, will kick off its 65th season on Saturday, November 21 at 8:30am. The resort will open with 1,750 vertical feet of skiing on Kings Landing and Candyside, serviced by the SuperQuad chairlift.
In what promises to be one of the wildest weeks of musical performances anywhere in Maine this winter, Sugarloaf is set to host Paper Diamond, ExMag, Green Lion Crew, Grundlefunk, Mumz the DJ, Renegade Soundstation, and more, plus Maine’s largest beirut tournament during the resort’s annual Bud Light College Snowfest Week, January 4-7, 2016.
Following a second place finish in 2014, twenty-eight-year-old Tim Whiton, of Brunswick ME, took home top honors in the 2015 Sugarloaf Uphill Climb on Sunday; completing the grueling course in a time of 29 minutes and 14 seconds. Colby College’s Olivia Amber, of Lake Nebagamon Wisconsin, captured the women’s title in a time of 36:11.
With temperatures dipping down into the low 20s overnight, and a heavy frost covering surfaces at higher elevations, Sugarloaf took the opportunity to conduct an early season test of its snowmaking system this morning, lighting up 10 snowguns on the Tote Road trail.
Sugarloaf announced today the hiring of Brent Larson as the resort's new Director of Lifts. Larson will oversee both the Lift Maintenance and Lift Operations departments at Sugarloaf.
Tucker Allen of Granbury, TX carded a five-over par 77 in today's final round of the 2015 American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Coca-Cola Junior Championship, at the Sugarloaf Golf Club, to clench his first AJGA championship title. Charles-Eric Belanger of Quebec fired a one-under par 71 to jump from fifth place to second, while Connor Henderson of Southborough MA slid into third place with a three-day combined score of 225.
Following a challenging weather day in yesterday's first round, Tucker Allen of Granbury, TX fired a four-under par 68 to extend his lead over the men's field in today's second round of the 2015 American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Coca-Cola Junior Championship at the Sugarloaf Golf Club. Christopher Francoeur of Amesbury MA carded a three-under 69 to take second place, while Brendan Ridge of Hanover MA and Amadeo Figus of Rome Italy tied for third place with a two-under par 70.
Despite wet weather and a 40 minute rain delay, the first round of the 2015 American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Coca-Cola Junior Championship kicked off this morning at the Sugarloaf Golf Club. Tucker Allen of Granbury, TX leads the men’s field with a one-over par 73; Andrew McInerney and Connor Henderson are tied for second place, one stroke behind Allen.
For the third consecutive year, the nation’s top junior golfers have gathered at the Sugarloaf Golf Club for the 2015 American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Coca-Cola Junior Championship, August 24-27, 2015.
With its wide variety of terrain, family-friendly events, and award-winning customer service, Sugarloaf has long been a mainstay for skiing families. Now in its third year, the resort’s popular ‘Kids Ski Free’ promotion, provides families yet another reason to choose Sugarloaf as a their winter vacation destination
With clearing skies and temperatures in the 60s, five-time champ Bob Darling of Fox Ridge Golf Club, fired a one-over par 73 in today's final round of the State of Maine Championship at Sugarloaf, to finish three strokes ahead of runner-up, Shawn Warren.
Despite today's persistent rain and heavy winds, Amateur Reese McFarlane of Purpoodock Golf Club in Cape Elizabeth, took a one-stroke lead after the first round of the State of Maine Championships at the Sugarloaf Golf Club, with a three-over par 75. Five-time champion, Bob Darling of Fox Ridge Golf Club finished the day in second place, while 2013 champ, Shawn Warren trailed in third with a five-over par 77.
Maine’s top professional and amateur golfers are arriving at the Sugarloaf Golf Club today as they prepare to compete for cash, prizes, and ultimate bragging rights as the state’s top golfer in the 2015 State of Maine Championship, August 11-12.
In a poll of more than 55,000 conference and event planning professionals conducted by Meetings Focus magazine, Sugarloaf was named ‘Best of the East’ among all other meeting and conference destinations in the region. It’s the second time the resort has been honored with this distinction.
Sugarloaf will install a new, state-of-the-art terminal at the bottom of the King Pine chairlift this summer, part of more than $1.3 million in upgrades to the resort’s lift infrastructure, the company announced today.
Following the historic 2014/15 winter season at Sugarloaf, the resort announced today the launch of an all-new lift ticket package, the Sugarloaf Two-Pack. Available for a limited time only this summer, the new product allows skiers to pre-purchase lift tickets for the 2015/16 ski season at substantial savings, and use them later in the winter season.
Dominating a record-setting field of 1527 runners, 29-year-old Shawn Rumery, of Alexandria VA, won the 33rd Annual Sugarloaf Marathon today in 2 hours, 41 minutes, and 6 seconds. Thirty-one year-old Shelley Doucet of Quispamisis New Brunswick, claimed the women's title with a blistering time of 2:44:50.
Following last year's record setting event, the 33rd annual Sugarloaf Marathon and 15K will see the largest field of runners in the races' history take to the starting lines on Sunday, May 17, 2015. This year's 1527 registrants surpass the previous record of 1474, set in 2014.
Following the initial findings in the investigation of the King Pine lift accident, Sugarloaf's lift maintenance team conducted a thorough inspection of the gear box on the Timberline lift this week. The inspection had been scheduled for this summer, but given the similarity of the lift to King Pine, the lift maintenance staff elected to perform the inspection immediately.
With the start of Sugarloaf's annual Bud Light Reggae Festival just a few days away, forecasts are calling for a classic spring weekend for the biggest spring skiing party in the east, April 9-12.
A week’s worth of world-class racing concluded at Sugarloaf today as David Chodounsky of Crested Butte, CO claimed his third national slalom title in the final event of the 2015 Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships—Chodounsky placed fifth in the giant slalom earlier in the week.
With a crowd of hundreds waiting at the finish line, Olympic gold medalists, Mikaela Shiffrin, earned her third national slalom title in the U.S. Alpine Championship race today at Sugarloaf
Tim Jitloff of Reno, NV battled variable snow conditions, poor visibility, and a tough course set to take home his fifth career U.S. National Championship title in the men's giant slalom at Sugarloaf today.
Under unexpectedly clear skies, seventeen year-old Nina O'Brien, of the U.S. Ski Team's FIS National Training Group (NTG), earned her first national title in today's U.S. Alpine Championship Giant Slalom race at Sugarloaf.
A team of investigators, including Sugarloaf personnel, engineers from Boyne Resorts (Sugarloaf's parent company), and a licensed Maine lift inspector, have completed a preliminary review and investigation of the rollback of the King Pine Chairlift on Saturday , March 21, 2015.
Under clear sunny skies, with temperatures in the mid 30s, U.S. Ski Team newcomer, Drew Duffy of Warren, VT claimed the title of U.S. National Champion in the men’s super G, today at Sugarloaf.
One day after a lift accident on the King Pine lift at Sugarloaf, inspectors from the State of Maine Board of Elevators and Tramways (Tramway Board), along with mountain operations personnel continued to investigate the cause of the rollback that resulted in injuries to seven guests.
An inspector from the State of Maine Board of Elevator and Tramway Safety is on site at Sugarloaf this afternoon to work with the resort in investigating the causes of today's incident on the King Pine lift.
At this time, all guests have been successfully evacuated from the King Pine lift at Sugarloaf following an incident earlier this morning. Roughly 230 guests were evacuated from the lift by Sugarloaf's Ski Patrol.
Today, at roughly 11:30am, the King Pine lift at Sugarloaf experienced an accident resulting in injuries to 4 guests. Evacuation of the lift is currently underway.
With light snow falling steadily throughout the day and clouds hampering visibility, Wiley Maple of Aspen, CO took the home the title of U.S. National Champion in the men’s downhill at Sugarloaf today, while Julia Ford of Holderness, NH took home the women’s national title.
On the heels of a big win in France earlier this week, Lindsey Vonn will set her sights on Maine and another national title at the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships at Sugarloaf, March 25-29, 2015.
The New England Pass, providing access to Loon Mountain in New Hampshire plus Sunday River and Sugarloaf in Maine, goes on sale today, March 10, at the same price as the 2014/15 spring sale rates. All three ski resorts are also included in the M.A.X. Pass, launched today through a partnership between Intrawest, Powdr, and Boyne Resorts providing access to 22 premier mountains across North America.
Following a record-setting weekend in 2014, the largest spring skiing festival in the East, Sugarloaf’s Bud Light Reggae Festival, is set to return April 10-12, 2015. A New England native group, Stick Figure, will headline the three-day festival, the resort announced today.
With more than 10 feet of natural snowfall this season, Sugarloaf is gearing up for a long season of spring skiing. The resort announced today the return of its popular spring skiing promotion—Spring Packs.
As Maine’s real estate market continues to improve on the back of a rebounding economy, Mountainside Real Estate, the official real estate agency of Sugarloaf, saw sales growth of 17% in 2014, with interest continuing to surge in 2015, the resort announced today.
With the ever-growing popularity of mountain biking in the Carrabassett Valley area, Sugarloaf will host the first ever Sugarloaf Fat Tire Festival, April 3-5, 2015, the resort announced today. The festival will be organized in collaboration with the Carrabassett Region New England Mountain Bike Association (CRNEMBA) and Maine Huts & Trails.
Sugarloaf General Manager John Diller led the charge as more than 100 skiers and snowboarders clad in Patriots gear took a celebratory “Go Pats” run at Sugarloaf on Sunday.
For years, it has been easy to find some of the best downhill skiing and riding in the east at Sugarloaf, and with the opening of Bracket Basin and expansion onto Burnt Mountain, the resort now boasts some of the best uphill skiing terrain right at the tip of your skis.
Super Bowl Sunday can pose a conundrum for skiers and snowboarders. Forego a day on the snow for pregame hype, or split the day between the mountain and the sofa?
The Sugarloaf Charity Summit, Sugarloaf’s signature charitable event, raised a record-setting $203,500 this year, bringing the event’s 12-year total to more than $2 million, the resort announced today. All of the money raised goes to help support cancer research and treatment in the state of Maine.
Sugarloaf's historic early-season continues today as the resort announces the opening of Burnt Mountain to skiers and riders for the second time ever - the earliest date the all-natural terrain has ever been open.
An historic start to the ski season continued for Sugarloaf today when the resort announced the opening of Brackett Basin – the earliest date the all-natural terrain has ever been open.
Sugarloaf announced the appointment today of Karl Strand as the resort’s President and General Manager. He will succeed the resort’s current leader, John Diller, who will retire in April 2015. Strand will oversee all winter and summer operations of Sugarloaf--the largest ski resort east of the Rockies and the home of Maine’s #1 golf course.
For the fourth consecutive year, The Bank of Maine has teamed up with Sugarloaf and Sunday River, Maine’s two largest ski resorts, to offer Maine residents discounted lift tickets, rentals, and ski school packages during “Maine Ski Day” on Sunday, December 14, 2014.
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.
With temperatures dropping into the twenties last night, Sugarloaf began snowmaking operations in preparation for the 2014-15 ski season.
When skiers and rides return to the slopes this winter, they will be greeted by some pretty big changes including upgraded snowmaking systems, a new state-of-the-art ski tuning machine, newly expanded terrain, and numerous resort and village enhancements.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With favorable weather and friendly course-conditions, low-scores were in ready-supply during today’s second round of the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Coca-Cola Junior Championship at the Sugarloaf Golf Club.
Round one of the 54-hole American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Coca-Cola Junior Championship and Coca-Cola Junior All-star kicked off this morning at the Sugarloaf Golf Club, and will resume with round two tomorrow morning.
Over 200 of the best junior golfers in the nation are gathered at the Sugarloaf Golf Club this week for the 2014 American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Coca-Cola Junior Championship and Coca-Cola Junior All-Star, August 18-21.
Following tremendous success in its first year, the “Kids Ski Free” promotion at Sugarloaf will return for the 14-15 ski season, the resort announced today.
For the second year in a row, the nation’s top junior golfers will gather at the Sugarloaf Golf Club for the 2014 American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Coca-Cola Junior Championship, August 18-21, 2014.
Despite wet weather and a two-hour rain delay, John Hickson of Dick’s Sporting Goods in Topsham fired a 72 in final round of the State of Maine Championship today to walk away with top honors over runner-up Jeff Seavey of the Samoset Resort in Rockland.
With the storm clouds holding back, John Hickson of Topsham fired a blistering 67 in the first round of today’s State of Maine Championship at Sugarloaf Golf Club, tying the course record and finishing the day one stroke ahead of Jeff Seavey.
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.
The Sugarloaf Golf Club, Maine's premier golf course, will kick off its 29th season on Friday, June 6. Sugarloaf is the number one golf course in Maine, according to Golf Digest.
With cool temps and patchy cloud cover providing ideal conditions for runners this morning, 27-year-old Steven McCarthy of Greene, ME won the 32nd Annual Sugarloaf Marathon in 2 hours, 47 minutes, and 10 seconds. Thirty-six year-old Jennifer Vandongen of Bar Harbor, ME took home the title in the women’s division, with a time of 2:58:54.
Maine’s 2013-14 alpine ski season will come to a close on Sunday, May 4, when Sugarloaf celebrates its final day of skiing.
More than 1500 runners from around the country are expected to gather at Sugarloaf for the 32nd Annual Sugarloaf Marathon and 15k, on Sunday, May 18. The marathon is Maine’s oldest, continuously run marathon, and ranked one of the nation’s fastest.
Pond Skimming in the east has become a spring time tradition for resorts big and small. It stands to reason that Sugarloaf, the King of Spring, would host the East Coast Pond Skimming Championships.
Under clear sunny skies, with temperatures in the mid 50s and abundant snow still covering the mountain, Sugarloaf welcomed thousands of spring skiing and reggae fans to the 26th Annual Bud Light Reggae Festival on Saturday, April 12.
The world-famous Narrow Gauge trail will once again host the country’s best alpine ski racers when Sugarloaf hosts the US Alpine Championships in March 2015.
With access to three of New England’s premier resorts—Sunday River, Sugarloaf and Loon Mountain—the New England Pass is the season pass of choice for skiers and snowboarders. Now, when you purchase a 2014/15 New England Pass in full, you also get to use it to ski for the rest of this season.
Annual spring skiing festival to feature 8 bands performing on three stages over three days
The Sugarloaf Outdoor center will host a new kind of race this spring, the Sugarloaf Winter Triathlon 20K presented by Baxter Outdoors, a new event production company owned by Baxter Brewing Co.
Sugarloaf will celebrate a new milestone on Tuesday, when it officially opens the summit of Burnt Mountain to skiers and snowboarders for the first time in the resort’s history.
The Sugarloaf Banked Slalom, the East Coast’s ultimate test of speed, skill, and agility, is set to return to Sugarloaf for the fourth consecutive year on March 15-16, 2014.
Sugarloaf unveiled the newest member of its grooming fleet on Friday, a shiny new 2014 Prinoth Bison-X snowcat, painted bright pink.
Thanks to favorable temperatures earlier this week that allowed for extensive snowmaking, the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center opened the first Nordic skiing in Maine this year.
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.
Resort to open with three trails and 1800 vertical feet of skiing and riding
In what is sure to be one of the wildest weeks of musical performances anywhere in Maine this winter, Sugarloaf is set to host The White Panda, Keys N Krates, Aer, Jesse Marco, Spose, Cam Groves, DJ Nugget and more during the resort’s annual College Snowfest Week, January 6-9, 2014.
With its wide variety of terrain, family-friendly events, and award-winning customer service, Sugarloaf has long been a go-to destination for skiing families. This winter those families will have another reason to vacation at Sugarloaf – free lift tickets for their kids.
Jack Porcelli of Princeton, NJ staged a late rally to come from behind and win the American Junior Golf Association Coca-Cola Junior Championship today, narrowly defeating runner-up Drake Hull of Rutland, VT by one stroke.
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.
Some of the best junior golfers from around the world, including several from Maine, will gather at the Sugarloaf Golf Club for the 2013 American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Coca-Cola Junior Championship, July 28-31.
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.
With temperatures creeping into the low 90s, Shawn Warren of Nonesuch River Golf Club fired a blistering 69 in the first round of today’s State of Maine Championship at Sugarloaf Golf Club and finished the day one stroke ahead of 2013 runner-up Jeff Seavey.
Maine’s top professional and amateur golfers are arriving at the Sugarloaf Golf Club today as they prepare to compete for cash, prizes, and ultimate bragging rights as the state’s top golfer in the 2013 State of Maine Championship, July 16-17.
A Segway might not be the first piece of equipment that comes to mind when it comes to off-road travel. But the Segway x2 makes off-road travel possible, and on Thursday, Sugarloaf will become Maine’s first authorized Segway x2 off-road tour operator.
Untamed Adventure Racing, known for world class endurance events, returns to Sugarloaf and Carrabassett Valley on June 21-23 to host their two-day multi‐sport adventure race combining trail running, mountain biking, orienteering, and more.
After a record-breaking winter that set all-time records for skier-visits and revenue, Sugarloaf announced nearly $3 million in capital investment today, including new snowmaking technology, continued terrain expansion, and a new 30-person outdoor hot tub at the Sugarloaf Mountain Hotel.
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.
More than 1000 runners from around the country are set to compete in the 31st Annual Sugarloaf Marathon and 15k on Sunday, May 19.
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.
After a long, cold winter that saw more than 15 feet of snow blanket the slopes, Maine’s 2012-13 ski season will come to a close on Monday, May 5, when Sugarloaf celebrates its final day of skiing.
More than 50 skiers and snowboarders took the plunge as Sugarloaf hosted the first ever East Coast Pond Skimming Championship on Saturday, April 20.
Even though it says spring on the calendar, winter is clearly far from over at the East’s largest ski area. Sugarloaf received two inches of new snow this morning and the resort is currently 100 percent open, including the legendary Backside Snowfields.
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the annual Bud Light Reggae Festival, Sugarloaf will host two events in South Portland and Bangor, and will give away a Reggae Fest getaway for four people as part of its new #RoadtoReggae promotion.
Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Seth Wescott from Carrabassett Valley and 15-year-old Lindsay Stewart from Cape Elizabeth, Maine took first place in the men’s and women’s divisions, respectively, today at the 3rd Annual 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.
The ultimate test of skill and agility returns to Sugarloaf on March 23 & 24, 2013, at the Third Annual Sugarloaf Banked Slalom, and this year the stakes are higher than ever with a trip to the Mt Baker Legendary Banked Slalom on the line.
As many eastern resorts begin to wind down operations, the three New England ski areas managed by Boyne Resorts are ramping up for the spring skiing season with a late-season round of snowmaking. Sugarloaf, Sunday River, and Loon Mountain each fired up the snowguns to ensure substantial snow coverage well into April and beyond.
With access to three of New England’s premier resorts—Sunday River, Sugarloaf and Loon Mountain—the New England Pass is the season pass of choice for skiers and snowboarders. Now, when you purchase a 2013/14 New England Pass in full, you also get to use it to ski for the rest of this season.
25th anniversary of annual springtime festival to feature eight bands and reduced ticket prices
For the 26th time in its history, the Sugarloaf Golf Club in Carrabassett Valley has been recognized as Maine's top course by Golf Digest in the magazine’s February 2013 issue.