This destination Maine ski resort, started in 1950 by Amos Winter, features extensive terrain for all
abilities and a convenient village brimming with activities, great pubs and restaurants like the Bag
and Gepettos, shops, and resort lodging from The
Sugarloaf Mountain Hotel and the Sugarloaf Inn to
Sugarloaf 2020 is a major expansion opening new glades in Brackett Basin and the Eastern Territory on 3,595' Burnt Hill, to become the largest boundary to boundary skiing in the East (1,056-acres), and upgrading lifts including the 2012 Skyline Quad that replaced the Spillway double that de-roped in December of 2011. Sugarloaf has invested in significant snowmaking upgrades as well, enabling them to open for skiing earlier, Nov 9, 2012 and stay open late into April and even May thanks to their high elevation.
Sugarloaf is host to World Cup races, national snowboard and freestyle competitions plus events like Special Olympics, White World Week, Reggaefest and The Snowball. Seth Wescott, Gold Medal Snowboarder makes his home here, owns The Rack restaurant, and makes frequent appearances. Sugarloafers are a passionate bunch of skiers. Read our review on Sugarloaf - Passion or Cult? and our recommendation to visit The Loaf in Spring, when Sugarloaf is self-proclaimed "King of Spring".
Vertical Drop: 2,820’. 1,153 Skiable Acres. 154 Trails and Glades: 34 Beginner, 49 Intermediate, 63 Expert Trails & Glades. 14 Lifts: 5 quads (2 high speed), 1 Triple, 6 Doubles, 2 Surface Lifts. 95% Snowmaking. 3 Terrain parks, pipes, and an SBX course. Turbo Tubing Hill. Zip Line open summer, fall & winter.
Route 27, Carrabassett Valley
1-800-THELOAF, 1-207-237-2000, Snow Phone 1-207-237-6808
Sugarloaf Ski Reviews
Sugarloafer since...Passion or Cult?
Sugarloaf - King of Spring
Sugarloaf Ski Videos
Maine's Best Ski Trails
Sugarloaf - History of The Loaf
Seth Wescott - Sugarloaf's Golden Boy
Sugarloaf and Sunday River -Sibling Rivalry
All Photography by Greg Burke