The Outdoor Center


Closed for the Season

Update as of March 27, 2023 | Thank you for an incredible season. The Outdoor Center lodge is now closed. It is our intent to continue grooming the network for as long as conditions and snow levels allow. You may continue to ski and enjoy the trails at your own risk.


  • 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.
Trail Passes, Rentals, and Lessons

2022-23 Pricing

  • Trail Passes Child (0-5) Junior (6-12) Adult (13-64) Senior (65-79) Super Senior (80+)
    Afternoon Trail Pass $9 $16 $25 $15 $9
    Full Day Trail Pass $9 $19 $29 $18 $9

    General Student (6-79) Adult (19-64) Senior (65-79 Super Senior (80+)
    Season Pass $109 $359 $239 $30

    CV Taxpayer Student (6-79) Adult (19-64) Senior (65-79) Super Senior (80+)
    Season Pass $93 $305 $203 $30

    Rentals Child (0-5) Junior (6-12) Adult (13-64) Senior (65-79) Super Senior  (80+)
    Afternoon Rentals $11 $17 $27 $17 $11
    Full Day Rentals $11 $20 $30 $20 $11

    Lessons All Ages
    Private Lesson $85
    Additional Student $55/Hour
    3 Lesson Package $225

  • Skating Child (0-5) Junior (6-12) Adult (13-64 Senior (65-79) Super Senior (80+)
    Rink Pass $8 $12 $15 $12 $8
    Skate Rentals $10 $15 $18 $15 $10
  • Snowshoe Safari All Ages
    Includes Rentals, Trail Pass, and Guide Details Coming Soon.

    Rentals Only Ages 0-5 Ages 6-79 Ages 80+
    Full Day $11 $25 $11
    Half Day $10 $20 $10

    Trail Pass Only Ages 0-5 Ages 6-79 Ages 80+
    Full Day  $11 $18 $11
    Afternoon $11 $18 $11

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.
  • 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.

Nordic Skate Ski Tour

Mar 4

Skate Ski with one of our professional coaches up the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center's Ski Trail: 50. 50 is a black diamond, the most difficult level in trail designation. This event is for experts only.

Outdoor Center Events

Race Results