Nov 16, 2022

Sugarloaf to open Friday, Nov. 18

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine (November 16, 2022) – Thanks to favorable snowmaking conditions over the past three days and several inches of natural snow today, Sugarloaf announced that it will open for the 2022/23 winter season this Friday, November 18, at 8:30am.  

Sugarloaf began snowmaking operations on Monday, November 14, and will open Friday with an anticipated 7 trails covering nearly 40 acres, including an early season terrain park. Lift service will be available on the SuperQuad.  

Sugarloaf’s opening efforts this year have been bolstered by a snowmaking system that saw substantial upgrades over the summer, including the construction of a new mid-mountain booster pumphouse that have enabled the snowmaking team to run more guns simultaneously. Sugarloaf also added an additional 100 HKD low energy snowguns to its fleet, as well as a number of fully-automated fan guns.   

“The upgrades we made to our snowmaking system this summer have made a noticeable difference in just three days of snowmaking,” said Karl Strand, Sugarloaf’s General Manager. “We’ll be able to expand our terrain faster than ever before, and we’re excited to welcome skiers and riders back on Friday morning.” 

Lift tickets for Friday are available to purchase online at  

For more information on snowmaking, conditions and resort updates, please visit

Media Contact: Charli Sayward | Sugarloaf Communications Manager

About Sugarloaf– 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:,, and