Sugarloaf Ski Resort

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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.

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.

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

Plan Your Trip

Best Time for Snow

Average Snowfall

41"
26"
17"
9"
0"
11"
Nov
32"
Dec
28"
Jan
34"
Feb
24"
Mar
11"
Apr
0"
May

Terrain Overview

22%
Beginners Runs
32%
Intermediate Runs
25%
Advanced Runs
21%
Expert Runs
170
Runs in Total
3.5 mi
Longest Run
1360 ac
Skiable Terrain
700 ac
Snow Making

Total Lifts: 15

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

Elevation

4237'
Summit
2820'
Vertical Drop
1417'
Base

Important Dates

November 17, 20232023/11/17
Projected Opening
April 28, 20242024/04/28
Projected Closing
149
Projected Days Open
159
Days Open Last Year
73
Years Open
200"
Average Snowfall
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