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Conditions as of January 17, 2017 at 2:30 PM EDT


Primary Surface: Loose Granular

Secondary Surface: Frozen Granular

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Today at the Loaf
First stripes of the season on Spillway skied like buttah.
19 hours ago

My favorite part about an incoming snow event is the calm before the storm. Skiers and riders enjoyed yet another day under the sun and conditions were fantastic. Our groomers smoothed out Spillway for the first time this season and boy was it good; so good that I had to lap it a couple of times. There's another trail they've been keeping tabs on ever since snowmaking has finished up on it. Yes, I have a feeling you know which one I'm referring to. A groomer has plans to head for the steepest trail on the mountain tonight and if the groundwork goes well, we'll see the rope drop sometime tomorrow morning. New snow and possible new terrain? Your Hump Day forecast never looked so good.

Now onto this new snow I speak of. Mother Nature has decided she doesn't want to be left out from all this excitement, so she's throwing in her own in the form of snow. Guessing the exact track of this particular storm has made for varied snowfall estimates, however I feel confident that the Loaf could see 4-6 inches once the system makes an exit Thursday. Precip will start late tonight and continue during the day tomorrow. Wednesday temps will be between 24-28 degrees at the base and 20-24 degrees at the summit, and winds will be fairly calm.

Our groomers to-do list for this evening is a hefty one; they will be laying fresh stripes on 67 trails including Skidder, Scoot, Flume, and Springboard. Snowmaking operations have shut things down for now while Mother Nature takes over for a couple of days. Their plans are to jump back online as soon as temps permit.

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. 

Attention all Mainahs! This week you can enjoy some deep discounted lift tickets and lodging deals all because you are from the wonderful, wicked state of Maine. That's right, with proof of your valid Maine ID you can enjoy $49 lift tickets through Friday. A few restaurants are also joining in on the fun this week; the Widowmaker will be having daily happy hour specials, and on Wednesday check out the Coplin Dinner House for their Two/Fer Night OR head to Rolling Fatties to snag 10% off. Find all the details about Maine Week here.

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.

Think snow!

Sarah Sindo
Snow Reporter
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