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5092 Access Road-Admin Building
Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947
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Overview by Theodore Nusbaum

Sugarloaf is Maine's second-highest peak next to Mount Katahdin (5,267 feet) and rises from 1,417 to 4,237 feet, giving skiers and riders 2,820 feet of continuous vertical to play with. Sugarloaf has the only above tree-line skiing and riding in the East, "The Snowfields," and sits immovable against the Maine skyline like a barrel-chested bully. In operation for 50 years, Sugarloaf is an original with loyal families who navigate the Maine wilderness weekly to reach the object of their adoration.

With 206 inches of annual snowfall, Sugarloaf has enough of the white stuff to keep the mountain fun. Many of the runs are great for consistent, nonstop skiing from top to bottom, with few intersections and varying pitches with rolls and lips. The absence of crowds and the presence of views on a clear day will keep you smiling well into evening. Even if you choose not to ski the Snowfields (and you shouldn't if you aren't an expert), you can hike the summit and take in the scenery.

Take the Timberline Quad and pick your way over ice and snow to the rocky summit. You're likely to see Krumholtz trees (meaning "bent wood" in German), stunted in their growth by the climate and caked in snow and ice. Below the Snowfields, should you desire some steeps and a narrow patch of glades, hit Upper Bubblecuffer to get your adrenaline pumping. For the tamer set, a great fast and open run from top to bottom begins above the King Pine lift with Ramdown to Upper Whiffletree and down to the Whiffletree Superquad.

Sugarloaf/USA is a self-contained ski area complete with bus system, restaurants, aprés ski, condominiums, shops—the works. It offers 138 trails

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Average Snowfall
200 Inches
Skiable Acreage
Vertical Drop
2820 feet
23% beginner, 34% intermediate, 27% advanced, 16% expert
Number of Runs
Number of Lifts
Mid-November to late April
Related Resources
Closest Airport

Weather for Sugarloaf

Current Conditions:
Fair, 64 F
Mon - Partly Cloudy. High: 84 Low: 59
Tue - Partly Cloudy. High: 84 Low: 65
Wed - AM Showers. High: 81 Low: 56
Thu - Cloudy. High: 80 Low: 57
Fri - Partly Cloudy. High: 84 Low: 58

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  • Surface Conditions:
    Packed Powder


  • Ski Lifts Open:
    5 of 14
  • Trails:
    31 of 154
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Last Updated: December 08 2014 11:25 AM

Traveler Reviews of Sugarloaf

John rates Sugarloaf
I visited Sugarloaf last year with my local ski club. I remember having a great time because it seemed we had the place to ourself.No long lines and plenty of area to ski to suit all levels of expertise.Staff was very helpful and there was plenty of other things to do besides skiing. I will definitely revisit Sugarloaf again. Pros: Easy to access, Well maintained, Short lines.
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