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Conditions as of January 19, 2017 at 3:30 PM EDT


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Secondary Surface: Loose Granular

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Today at the Loaf
White Nitro is now open to the public!
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Good afternoon Sugarloafers!  In case you were not lucky enough to be here today, there were some big changes out on the hill.  We picked up several inches of new snow since Wednesday morning and everyone I talked to today said that it feels and skis deeper than they expected.  Turns are softer and much quieter than they have been over the past week, replaced by something we all want to hear; the sound of ropes dropping and patrol opening trails all over the mountain.  Today saw the opening of Sheerboom, Competition Hill, Haulback, Ripsaw, Double Bitter, Tin Pants and the much-anticipated White Nitro, currently accessible from Spillway X-cut.

Tomorrow looks to be another beautiful day, with partly sunny skies and warmer temperatures, ranging from 31-35 degrees at the base and 25-29 degrees on the summit.  Winds will be variable and calm, between 8-14 mph both up top and at the base. Our hard working grooming hit the hill tonight to bring you 60 trails worth of fabulous corduroy goodness for your Friday morning shred sessions.  Snowmaking operations are paused for a few days and are ready to resume as soon as winds and temperatures allow.

Attention Maniacs; today is the final day of Maine Week and your last chance to grab $49 lift tickets with a valid Maine ID.  Several local restaurants are offering specials today including A Slow Roasted Prime Rib Special at Gepetto's, Lobster Night at the Coplin Dinner House, Live tunes with Andrew Bailey from 5pm-8pm at Rolling Fatties and happy hour deals from 5pm-7pm at the Widowmaker including discounted drinks and a Fried Chicken & Waffle sandwich deal.  Find all the details about Maine Week here.

We are back to our regular midweek lift schedule. The SuperQuad, Double Runner East, Skyline, Snubber, Skidway and Sawduster will spin at 8:30am and Whiffletree, King Pine, and Timberline will start at 9am. Don't forget that you can save by pre-purchasing your lift tickets online. The earlier you buy, the more you save. 

The Sugarloaf Outdoor Center is now open daily with both skate and classic skiing, as well as ice skating. Check out their Conditions Page for the most up-to-date info and conditions. The Nordic Retail Shop and Rentals are open from 9am-5pm, and the Bull Moose Cafe is open from 10am-3pm.  

There's still plenty of time to snag a 2016-17 New England Pass. The pass is your ticket to over 350 trails at Sugarloaf, Loon, and Sunday River, which also combine for one of the longest seasons in the region. Additionally, with any New England Pass purchase, you'll be eligible to add on a M.A.X. Pass for just $399 which will provide you with 5 days of skiing or riding at 36 additional mountain resorts across North America. Get all of the details at www.themaxpass.com.

Have a great night; I hope to see you on the hill soon.

Tristan Cuthbert
Snow Reporter
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