With the start of Sugarloaf's annual Bud Light Reggae Festival just a few days away, forecasts are calling for a classic spring weekend for the biggest spring skiing party in the east, April 9-12.
With the start of Sugarloaf's annual Bud Light Reggae Festival just a few days away, forecasts are calling for a classic spring weekend for the biggest spring skiing party in the east, April 9-12.
A week’s worth of world-class racing concluded at Sugarloaf today as David Chodounsky of Crested Butte, CO claimed his third national slalom title in the final event of the 2015 Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships—Chodounsky placed fifth in the giant slalom earlier in the week.
With a crowd of hundreds waiting at the finish line, Olympic gold medalists, Mikaela Shiffrin, earned her third national slalom title in the U.S. Alpine Championship race today at Sugarloaf
Tim Jitloff of Reno, NV battled variable snow conditions, poor visibility, and a tough course set to take home his fifth career U.S. National Championship title in the men's giant slalom at Sugarloaf today.
Under unexpectedly clear skies, seventeen year-old Nina O'Brien, of the U.S. Ski Team's FIS National Training Group (NTG), earned her first national title in today's U.S. Alpine Championship Giant Slalom race at Sugarloaf.
A team of investigators, including Sugarloaf personnel, engineers from Boyne Resorts (Sugarloaf's parent company), and a licensed Maine lift inspector, have completed a preliminary review and investigation of the rollback of the King Pine Chairlift on Saturday , March 21, 2015.
Under clear sunny skies, with temperatures in the mid 30s, U.S. Ski Team newcomer, Drew Duffy of Warren, VT claimed the title of U.S. National Champion in the men’s super G, today at Sugarloaf.
One day after a lift accident on the King Pine lift at Sugarloaf, inspectors from the State of Maine Board of Elevators and Tramways (Tramway Board), along with mountain operations personnel continued to investigate the cause of the rollback that resulted in injuries to seven guests.
An inspector from the State of Maine Board of Elevator and Tramway Safety is on site at Sugarloaf this afternoon to work with the resort in investigating the causes of today's incident on the King Pine lift.
At this time, all guests have been successfully evacuated from the King Pine lift at Sugarloaf following an incident earlier this morning. Roughly 230 guests were evacuated from the lift by Sugarloaf's Ski Patrol.
Today, at roughly 11:30am, the King Pine lift at Sugarloaf experienced an accident resulting in injuries to 4 guests. Evacuation of the lift is currently underway.
With light snow falling steadily throughout the day and clouds hampering visibility, Wiley Maple of Aspen, CO took the home the title of U.S. National Champion in the men’s downhill at Sugarloaf today, while Julia Ford of Holderness, NH took home the women’s national title.
On the heels of a big win in France earlier this week, Lindsey Vonn will set her sights on Maine and another national title at the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships at Sugarloaf, March 25-29, 2015.
The New England Pass, providing access to Loon Mountain in New Hampshire plus Sunday River and Sugarloaf in Maine, goes on sale today, March 10, at the same price as the 2014/15 spring sale rates. All three ski resorts are also included in the M.A.X. Pass, launched today through a partnership between Intrawest, Powdr, and Boyne Resorts providing access to 22 premier mountains across North America.
Following a record-setting weekend in 2014, the largest spring skiing festival in the East, Sugarloaf’s Bud Light Reggae Festival, is set to return April 10-12, 2015. A New England native group, Stick Figure, will headline the three-day festival, the resort announced today.
With more than 10 feet of natural snowfall this season, Sugarloaf is gearing up for a long season of spring skiing. The resort announced today the return of its popular spring skiing promotion—Spring Packs.
As Maine’s real estate market continues to improve on the back of a rebounding economy, Mountainside Real Estate, the official real estate agency of Sugarloaf, saw sales growth of 17% in 2014, with interest continuing to surge in 2015, the resort announced today.
With the ever-growing popularity of mountain biking in the Carrabassett Valley area, Sugarloaf will host the first ever Sugarloaf Fat Tire Festival, April 3-5, 2015, the resort announced today. The festival will be organized in collaboration with the Carrabassett Region New England Mountain Bike Association (CRNEMBA) and Maine Huts & Trails.
Sugarloaf General Manager John Diller led the charge as more than 100 skiers and snowboarders clad in Patriots gear took a celebratory “Go Pats” run at Sugarloaf on Sunday.
For years, it has been easy to find some of the best downhill skiing and riding in the east at Sugarloaf, and with the opening of Bracket Basin and expansion onto Burnt Mountain, the resort now boasts some of the best uphill skiing terrain right at the tip of your skis.
Super Bowl Sunday can pose a conundrum for skiers and snowboarders. Forego a day on the snow for pregame hype, or split the day between the mountain and the sofa?
The Sugarloaf Charity Summit, Sugarloaf’s signature charitable event, raised a record-setting $203,500 this year, bringing the event’s 12-year total to more than $2 million, the resort announced today. All of the money raised goes to help support cancer research and treatment in the state of Maine.
Sugarloaf's historic early-season continues today as the resort announces the opening of Burnt Mountain to skiers and riders for the second time ever - the earliest date the all-natural terrain has ever been open.
An historic start to the ski season continued for Sugarloaf today when the resort announced the opening of Brackett Basin – the earliest date the all-natural terrain has ever been open.
Sugarloaf announced the appointment today of Karl Strand as the resort’s President and General Manager. He will succeed the resort’s current leader, John Diller, who will retire in April 2015. Strand will oversee all winter and summer operations of Sugarloaf--the largest ski resort east of the Rockies and the home of Maine’s #1 golf course.
For the fourth consecutive year, The Bank of Maine has teamed up with Sugarloaf and Sunday River, Maine’s two largest ski resorts, to offer Maine residents discounted lift tickets, rentals, and ski school packages during “Maine Ski Day” on Sunday, December 14, 2014.
Thanks to favorable temperatures, 6 inches of new snow, and an upgraded fleet of energy-efficient snowmaking equipment, Sugarloaf announced today that it will kick off its 64th winter season on Sunday, November 9 at 8:30am.
With temperatures dropping into the twenties last night, Sugarloaf began snowmaking operations in preparation for the 2014-15 ski season.
When skiers and rides return to the slopes this winter, they will be greeted by some pretty big changes including upgraded snowmaking systems, a new state-of-the-art ski tuning machine, newly expanded terrain, and numerous resort and village enhancements.
Colby College’s twenty-one-year-old Paco Defrancis took home first place in the annual Sugarloaf Uphill Climb on Sunday, completing the grueling course in a time of 28 minutes and 50 seconds. Defrancis beat a field of nearly 200 runners in a race that takes racers up more than 2,500 vertical feet over a 3 mile course that leads to Sugarloaf’s 4,237 foot summit.
With bright leaves still covering most trees, Sugarloaf received its first snowfall of the 2014/15 season last night, dusting the summit of the mountain. Temperatures dropped into the mid to upper twenties overnight, allowing the snow to fall at higher elevations.
he Maine Outdoor Film Festival returns to Sugarloaf, on Saturday October 11, to showcase featured films from this summer's tour during the resort's Homecoming Weekend, October 10-12, 2014. The annual weekend-long celebration features non-stop daily events and activities including off-road Segway tours, ziplines, scenic lift rides, open houses, art shows, the annual Uphill Climb, and the popular Carrabassett Valley Academy Used Ski Sale.
In what promises to be one of the wildest weeks of musical performances anywhere in Maine this winter, Sugarloaf is set to host SAVOY, Dopapod, Spose, DJ Nugget, Waylon Speed, and more, plus Maine’s largest beirut tournament during the resort’s annual Bud Light College Snowfest Week, January 4-8, 2015.
With temperatures dipping down to 18 degrees last night, Sugarloaf took the opportunity to conduct an early season test of its snowmaking system, lighting up 15 snowguns on Tote Road from 1:00-6:00 a.m.
Following a record breaking year for participation and charitable donations this past May, Maine’s oldest continuously run marathon, the Sugarloaf Marathon and 15K is set to return for the 33rd year, May 17, 2015 and registration is now open, the resort announced today.
Rij Patel of Hunt Valley MD fired a blistering 68 in the final round of today’s Association (AJGA) Coca-Cola Junior Championship to erase a 7-stroke deficit and finish the tournament one stroke ahead of Sam Wu, John Catanzaro, and Nelson Pang who ended the day in a three-way tie for second place.
With favorable weather and friendly course-conditions, low-scores were in ready-supply during today’s second round of the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Coca-Cola Junior Championship at the Sugarloaf Golf Club.
Round one of the 54-hole American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Coca-Cola Junior Championship and Coca-Cola Junior All-star kicked off this morning at the Sugarloaf Golf Club, and will resume with round two tomorrow morning.
Over 200 of the best junior golfers in the nation are gathered at the Sugarloaf Golf Club this week for the 2014 American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Coca-Cola Junior Championship and Coca-Cola Junior All-Star, August 18-21.
Following tremendous success in its first year, the “Kids Ski Free” promotion at Sugarloaf will return for the 14-15 ski season, the resort announced today.
For the second year in a row, the nation’s top junior golfers will gather at the Sugarloaf Golf Club for the 2014 American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Coca-Cola Junior Championship, August 18-21, 2014.
Despite wet weather and a two-hour rain delay, John Hickson of Dick’s Sporting Goods in Topsham fired a 72 in final round of the State of Maine Championship today to walk away with top honors over runner-up Jeff Seavey of the Samoset Resort in Rockland.
With the storm clouds holding back, John Hickson of Topsham fired a blistering 67 in the first round of today’s State of Maine Championship at Sugarloaf Golf Club, tying the course record and finishing the day one stroke ahead of Jeff Seavey.
Sugarloaf announced a number of summer projects today, which include upgrades to its snowmaking system, a new state-of-the-art ski tuning machine, continued terrain expansion, and numerous resort and village enhancements.
The Sugarloaf Golf Club, Maine's premier golf course, will kick off its 29th season on Friday, June 6. Sugarloaf is the number one golf course in Maine, according to Golf Digest.
With cool temps and patchy cloud cover providing ideal conditions for runners this morning, 27-year-old Steven McCarthy of Greene, ME won the 32nd Annual Sugarloaf Marathon in 2 hours, 47 minutes, and 10 seconds. Thirty-six year-old Jennifer Vandongen of Bar Harbor, ME took home the title in the women’s division, with a time of 2:58:54.
Maine’s 2013-14 alpine ski season will come to a close on Sunday, May 4, when Sugarloaf celebrates its final day of skiing.
More than 1500 runners from around the country are expected to gather at Sugarloaf for the 32nd Annual Sugarloaf Marathon and 15k, on Sunday, May 18. The marathon is Maine’s oldest, continuously run marathon, and ranked one of the nation’s fastest.
Pond Skimming in the east has become a spring time tradition for resorts big and small. It stands to reason that Sugarloaf, the King of Spring, would host the East Coast Pond Skimming Championships.
Under clear sunny skies, with temperatures in the mid 50s and abundant snow still covering the mountain, Sugarloaf welcomed thousands of spring skiing and reggae fans to the 26th Annual Bud Light Reggae Festival on Saturday, April 12.
The world-famous Narrow Gauge trail will once again host the country’s best alpine ski racers when Sugarloaf hosts the US Alpine Championships in March 2015.
With access to three of New England’s premier resorts—Sunday River, Sugarloaf and Loon Mountain—the New England Pass is the season pass of choice for skiers and snowboarders. Now, when you purchase a 2014/15 New England Pass in full, you also get to use it to ski for the rest of this season.
Annual spring skiing festival to feature 8 bands performing on three stages over three days
The Sugarloaf Outdoor center will host a new kind of race this spring, the Sugarloaf Winter Triathlon 20K presented by Baxter Outdoors, a new event production company owned by Baxter Brewing Co.
Sugarloaf will celebrate a new milestone on Tuesday, when it officially opens the summit of Burnt Mountain to skiers and snowboarders for the first time in the resort’s history.
The Sugarloaf Banked Slalom, the East Coast’s ultimate test of speed, skill, and agility, is set to return to Sugarloaf for the fourth consecutive year on March 15-16, 2014.
Sugarloaf unveiled the newest member of its grooming fleet on Friday, a shiny new 2014 Prinoth Bison-X snowcat, painted bright pink.
Thanks to favorable temperatures earlier this week that allowed for extensive snowmaking, the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center opened the first Nordic skiing in Maine this year.
This winter, as Seth Wescott recovers from injury and embarks on his quest for a third gold, Sugarloaf will document the journey in “Surgery to Sochi,” a four-episode online video series that follows Wescott on his journey from injury back to the pinnacle of his sport.
Resort to open with three trails and 1800 vertical feet of skiing and riding
In what is sure to be one of the wildest weeks of musical performances anywhere in Maine this winter, Sugarloaf is set to host The White Panda, Keys N Krates, Aer, Jesse Marco, Spose, Cam Groves, DJ Nugget and more during the resort’s annual College Snowfest Week, January 6-9, 2014.
With its wide variety of terrain, family-friendly events, and award-winning customer service, Sugarloaf has long been a go-to destination for skiing families. This winter those families will have another reason to vacation at Sugarloaf – free lift tickets for their kids.
Jack Porcelli of Princeton, NJ staged a late rally to come from behind and win the American Junior Golf Association Coca-Cola Junior Championship today, narrowly defeating runner-up Drake Hull of Rutland, VT by one stroke.
The final round of the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Coca-Cola Championship is underway at the Sugarloaf Golf Club, with Drake Hull of Rutland, VT holding a one-stroke lead for the boys, and Jiayu Kong of Arcadia, CA leading the girls’ field by one.
Some of the best junior golfers from around the world, including several from Maine, will gather at the Sugarloaf Golf Club for the 2013 American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Coca-Cola Junior Championship, July 28-31.
For Shawn Warren of Nonesuch River Golf Club, the third time proved to be the charm at the State of Maine Championship. For the third time in the last four years, Warren held the lead going into the final round. Unlike previous years, however, he wasn’t about to let this one slip away.
With temperatures creeping into the low 90s, Shawn Warren of Nonesuch River Golf Club fired a blistering 69 in the first round of today’s State of Maine Championship at Sugarloaf Golf Club and finished the day one stroke ahead of 2013 runner-up Jeff Seavey.
Maine’s top professional and amateur golfers are arriving at the Sugarloaf Golf Club today as they prepare to compete for cash, prizes, and ultimate bragging rights as the state’s top golfer in the 2013 State of Maine Championship, July 16-17.
A Segway might not be the first piece of equipment that comes to mind when it comes to off-road travel. But the Segway x2 makes off-road travel possible, and on Thursday, Sugarloaf will become Maine’s first authorized Segway x2 off-road tour operator.
Untamed Adventure Racing, known for world class endurance events, returns to Sugarloaf and Carrabassett Valley on June 21-23 to host their two-day multi‐sport adventure race combining trail running, mountain biking, orienteering, and more.
After a record-breaking winter that set all-time records for skier-visits and revenue, Sugarloaf announced nearly $3 million in capital investment today, including new snowmaking technology, continued terrain expansion, and a new 30-person outdoor hot tub at the Sugarloaf Mountain Hotel.
With cool temps and patchy fog hugging the valley, 29-year-old Eric Rudolph of Ellsworth, ME won the 31st Annual Sugarloaf Marathon this morning in 2 hours, 38 minutes, and 25 seconds. Twenty-five year-old Nicole Santos of West Lebanon, NH took home the title in the women’s division, with a time of 2:55:41.
More than 1000 runners from around the country are set to compete in the 31st Annual Sugarloaf Marathon and 15k on Sunday, May 19.
CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine (May 5, 2013) – One hundred eighty nine days after it began, Sugarloaf’s ski season finally came to an end today, with the final group of skiers and riders loading the chairlift at 3:50pm under sunny skies and with temperatures in the mid-70s.
After a long, cold winter that saw more than 15 feet of snow blanket the slopes, Maine’s 2012-13 ski season will come to a close on Monday, May 5, when Sugarloaf celebrates its final day of skiing.
More than 50 skiers and snowboarders took the plunge as Sugarloaf hosted the first ever East Coast Pond Skimming Championship on Saturday, April 20.
Even though it says spring on the calendar, winter is clearly far from over at the East’s largest ski area. Sugarloaf received two inches of new snow this morning and the resort is currently 100 percent open, including the legendary Backside Snowfields.
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the annual Bud Light Reggae Festival, Sugarloaf will host two events in South Portland and Bangor, and will give away a Reggae Fest getaway for four people as part of its new #RoadtoReggae promotion.
Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Seth Wescott from Carrabassett Valley and 15-year-old Lindsay Stewart from Cape Elizabeth, Maine took first place in the men’s and women’s divisions, respectively, today at the 3rd Annual Sugarloaf Banked Slalom.
Two-time Olympic gold medal winning snowboarder Seth Wescott posted the fastest time of the day during today’s qualifying round of the third annual Sugarloaf Banked Slalom, finishing the course in 1:19.11, more than four seconds ahead of the second place qualifier.
The ultimate test of skill and agility returns to Sugarloaf on March 23 & 24, 2013, at the Third Annual Sugarloaf Banked Slalom, and this year the stakes are higher than ever with a trip to the Mt Baker Legendary Banked Slalom on the line.
As many eastern resorts begin to wind down operations, the three New England ski areas managed by Boyne Resorts are ramping up for the spring skiing season with a late-season round of snowmaking. Sugarloaf, Sunday River, and Loon Mountain each fired up the snowguns to ensure substantial snow coverage well into April and beyond.
With access to three of New England’s premier resorts—Sunday River, Sugarloaf and Loon Mountain—the New England Pass is the season pass of choice for skiers and snowboarders. Now, when you purchase a 2013/14 New England Pass in full, you also get to use it to ski for the rest of this season.
25th anniversary of annual springtime festival to feature eight bands and reduced ticket prices
For the 26th time in its history, the Sugarloaf Golf Club in Carrabassett Valley has been recognized as Maine's top course by Golf Digest in the magazine’s February 2013 issue.