Sugarloaf Ski Resort

Find a Ski Resort in North America & Worldwide
# 2All Mountain Terrain in Maine
All Reviews

Overview

Surrounded by Maine’s Western Mountains in the heart of the Carrabassett Valley, Sugarloaf offers the only lift-serviced above treeline skiing in the East. Offering over 1,200 skier and rider accessible acres and a continuous 2,820 feet vertical, Sugarloaf is Maine’s second highest peak. The annual snowfall totals 200 inches and 12 lifts provide access to 162 trails and glades, 4 progressive terrain parks, including an experts-only park, and a Superpipe.

Where Is Sugarloaf Ski Resort Located?

The Sugarloaf Regional Airport is about a 10-minute drive from Sugarloaf. The nearest large airport to the ski resort is Boston Logan International Airport, which is 250 miles (4 hours) away. Train service is available from Portland, Maine. Check the Amtrak schedule. Greyhound also offers bus service from Portland, Bangor and Waterville, Maine.

Ski village at the base of lifts, 119 unit hotel, and camper parking. Shuttle bus service available mornings and afternoons, 7,100 beds within 16 miles.

Restaurants

Breakfast Places

  • D’Ellie’s Bakery & Deli has everything you need for a quick breakfast with their breakfast sandwiches to eat there or while you’re heading to the slopes. Village West, 9000 Main St #5, Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947

Our Favorite Lunch Spots

  • Whether you want breakfast, lunch or dinner – and a few brewskis - Shipyard Brew Haus is the place to go. 5000 Commons Circle, Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947

Dinner

  • With a wide selection of cheese and charcuterie as well as full dinner fare, Alice and Lulu’s offers something for everyone. 9003 Main Street, Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947

Après/Nightlife

  • Known for its happy hour drinks and “bag burger”, The Bag & Kettle is a great stop for some social interaction and adult beverages. 21 Village West, Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947

Terrain

Terrain

The ski resort offers snowmaking on 618 acres of the 1,240 skiable areas. The top elevation is 4,237 feet with a base elevation of 1,417 feet. The longest run is 3.5 miles. The Snowfields at Sugarloaf are the only lift-serviced, above-the-treeline skiing available on the East Coast. The breakout of trails is 23% beginner, 34% intermediate, 27% advanced and 27% expert. There are 28 glades, which make up about 19% of the skiable area. Cross-country skiers can take advantage the 90 kilometers of Nordic trails.

The lift capacity is 19,348 skiers per hour with the lower lifts opening at 8:00 am, and the main mountain lifts opening at 8:30 am. All lifts close at 3:45 pm. The length of the season is November through early May.

Inside Scoop

Sugarloaf has been recognized for its efforts to reduce waste and energy. It also has a private middle/high school known as Carrabassett Valley Academy that offers both college preparatory academics and competitive skiing and snowboarding training. It has produced multiple Olympians and world champions.

Take advantage of the free public transportation system that transports visitors to areas throughout the resort. Besides winter activities, the mountain also offers golf and mountain biking as well as several activity centers, including the Anti-Gravity Complex and the Outpost Adventure Center, which offers ziplining, scenic chairlift rides, disc golf and more.

Plan Your Trip

Sugarloaf Lodging

Best Time for Snow

Average Snowfall

47"
30"
20"
10"
0"
11"
Nov
32"
Dec
27"
Jan
39"
Feb
23"
Mar
12"
Apr
0"
May

Terrain Overview

22%
Beginners Runs
32%
Intermediate Runs
26%
Advanced Runs
20%
Expert Runs
162
Runs in Total
3.5 mi
Longest Run
1240 ac
Skiable Terrain
618 ac
Snow Making

Total Lifts: 13

2
High Speed Quads
3
Quad Chairs
1
Triple Chairs
5
Double Chairs
2
Surface Lifts

Elevation

4237'
Summit
2820'
Vertical Drop
1417'
Base

Important Dates

November 24, 20222022/11/24
Projected Opening
April 30, 20232023/04/30
Projected Closing
149
Projected Days Open
159
Days Open Last Year
71
Years Open
200"
Average Snowfall
Copyright © 1995-2022 Mountain News LLC. All rights reserved.