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More snow at Sugarloaf today; 100 percent of terrain open including Backside Snowfields

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, ME - 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.

As the only lift-serviced above-treeline skiing anywhere in the East, Sugarloaf's snowfields offer skiers and riders wide open expanses and dramatic pitches unlike any other terrain in the East. The Backside Snowfields opened for the first time this year on Sunday, March 31.

"It's been an incredible season from the start, and it doesn't look like it will be coming to an end anytime soon," Sugarloaf Communications Manager Ethan Austin said. "Every inch of the resort is wide open right now." 

Sugarloaf currently has 151 trails and 1153 acres open for skiing and riding, more than any other resort east of the Rocky Mountains. 

With 100 percent of its terrain open, Sugarloaf is in ideal position for the 25th anniversary of the Bud Light Reggae Festival, which will take place April 11-14. The annual festival draws thousands of spring skiing and reggae enthusiasts to the mountains of Maine every year. This year's festival will feature eight bands playing day and night, a spectacular fireworks show, and reduced ticket prices, including free admission to Friday night's annual "Reggae Rave." 

John Browns Body, a group that has been referred to as "America's best reggae band" will headline this year's festival, with support from Boston-based Mighty Mystic. Renegade Soundstation will once again host the Friday night "Reggae Rave," five additional bands will perform on three different stages throughout the weekend, and a spectacular fireworks show will light up the night to commemorate 25 years as the premier spring skiing festival in the East.

For more information on current conditions and the Bud Light Reggae Festival, please visit www.sugarloaf.com.



Ethan Austin

Communications Manager