The Outdoor Center


Closed for the Season

The Outdoor Center is closed for the season. See you next winter!


  • Warm beverages available
  • NHL-sized skating rink
  • xc skis
    Over 50 KM (30 mi) of groomed Nordic trails

Sugarloaf may be best known as an alpine skiing resort, but tucked away in the woods just minutes from the base area is Maine's largest Nordic center; the lodge is home to a full Nordic retail shop, rental center, and cafe, all surrounded by some of the most picturesque trails in New England. 

  • Open daily from 9-5 during the winter.
  • On the Sugarloaf Explorer shuttle route.
  • Trail fees vary by activity, please choose an activity below for rates.

Alpine Exchange Program

The Alpine Exchange Program lets you access more winter sports than ever: when you purchase a Sugarloaf lift ticket, you also get full access to the Outdoor Center trails and skating rink for the dayit even includes equipment rentals, so there's no need for extra packing. 

  • Proof of lift ticket purchase required.
  • Same day only-Lift tickets can only be exchanged before lifts stop for the day. 
  • Valid for activities from 9am-5pm.

Outdoor Center Activities

Cross-country skiing

With more than 50K of groomed trails to explore, the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center is the largest Nordic Center in Maine.

Ice Skating

Open from mid-December to mid-March, the Outdoor Center offers an NHL sized rink and a full line of ice skate rentals for children and adults.


Slow down and smell the fir trees on one of many well-marked snowshoe trails at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center.

Outdoor Center Events