Not your typical resort experience.
Because places worth visiting are worth the effort it takes to get there.
What is sidecountry?
Wild and remote like backcountry, but maintained and patrolled like inbounds terrain, Sugarloaf's sidecountry terrain on Burnt Mountain and Brackett Basin is unlike anything you've experienced at any eastern resort. Here are some resources to get you started.
Experience the deep snow and rugged terrain of Burnt Mountain via snowcat with Sugarloaf's newest winter offering, Burnt Mountain Cat Skiing. Our custom passenger snowcats will carry you 1.5 miles to the top of Burnt Mountain, where you'll have your choice of line through 100 acres and 1500 vertical feet of powder filled paradise.
Turn left off of the King Pine Quad and enter a whole new world of tight trees, deep snow, big bumps, and cliff jumps in Brackett Basin. With hundreds of acres of Sugarloaf's newest glades, Brackett Basin provides a backcountry-like adventure, with the comfort of inbounds skiing.
Head out the Golden Road and challenge yourself with a trek to the summit of Burnt Mountain. Adventurous skiers and riders with skins or snowshoes can make the journey to the summit of Burnt where unbelievable 360 vistas await, along with hundreds of acres of powder filled glades.
New to glade skiing? Sugarloaf offers several opportunities for guided experiences in Bracket Basin and Burnt Mountain. Check out our Glade Camps for an introduction to the basics, or book a private lesson for one on one coaching. Or go big and book a private Cat Skiing experience, where one of our guides will accompany you and your group.
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Brackett Basin and Burnt Mountain offer over 650 acres of backcountry-style glades, including steeps, chutes, and cliffs, all comprising one of the most unique skiing adventures anywhere. It's probably unlike anything you've experienced before on the East Coast, so before you set out, here are some tips to help keep you safe on your adventure.
Uphill Access Guidelines
Sugarloaf embraces uphill skinning and snowshoeing, both in our Sidecountry terrain and within the our resort trail network. For the safety of our all guests, here are some do's and don'ts for uphill travel.