Media Alert — Update on Highway 27 Detours & Resort Operations
CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine - Repairs on Highway 27 are continuing today in the wake of Hurricane Irene. The storm dropped 8.5 inches of rain and caused damage to several bridges on the highway.
For visitors arriving to Sugarloaf from the south, Highway 27 is the route that should be used to get to the resort. Just before arriving at the resort's access road, at Town Line Road, a small detour has been created. This new route is approximately one mile long and allows drivers to avoid the damaged bridge and get to the resort and all of its amenities.
Visitors with a destination north of Sugarloaf on Highway 27 will need to follow the detour signs beginning in Kingfield. This route will take travelers through Rangeley to Highway 16, with the final destination of Highway 27 in Stratton.
The Maine Department of Transportation is working on temporary bridges to reopen Highway 27 to through traffic. The Department of Transportation has not set a timetable for the opening of these temporary bridges.
Despite the damage to Highway 27, resort operations at the resort have resumed. All conferences, weddings, scenic lift rides, zipline tours and resort amenities - including restaurants and the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center - are continuing as normal. In addition, the Sugarloaf Golf Club has reopened with 9 holes available today, and all 18 holes will be open on Wednesday.
Questions on driving directions or resort operations can be answered by calling 800-THE-LOAF.
About the Sugarloaf Resort– Located in Carrabassett Valley, ME, Sugarloaf is largest ski area in the East, and is home to the only lift-serviced above treeline skiing and riding in the East and the number one golf course in Maine, according to Golf Digest. Sugarloaf is a member of the Boyne Resorts family of resorts and attractions. Follow: www.sugarloaf.com, www.facebook.com/sugarloaf, and http://twitter.com/sugarloafmaine.