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Sugarloaf picks up 15” of new snow

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine - With temperatures in the teens, and steady snowfall continuing throughout the day at Sugarloaf, Maine's tallest winter resort and the largest ski area east of the Rockies picked up more than 10 inches of natural snow in the last 12 hours. Since Sunday, the resort has seen more than 15 inches of natural snowfall-the most of any ski resort in New England.

Despite above-normal temperatures through most of December, Sugarloaf's snowmakers have been able to capitalize on the colder overnight periods, when possible, to maintain their existing terrain. Thanks to favorable temperatures throughout the weekend, the resort's snowmakers have been working around the clock to expand the open trail count, and resurface their currently open terrain. 

Today alone, the resort has been able to open 7 more trails, with plans to open the Snubber and Whiffletree chairlifts on Wednesday, December 30, 2015. 

"It's always exciting to see natural snowflakes flying at a ski resort," said Karl Strand, Sugarloaf's General Manager. "This week, the weather forecasts have been in our favor. Between Mother Nature and our hard working snowmakers, we've made great strides towards expanding our open terrain."

On Wednesday, the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center will also be able to open more than 15km of the trail network for the first time this season. 

Ticket prices are currently set at $79 for adults, $69 for teens, and $59 for juniors and seniors.

For more information on Sugarloaf or the resort's conditions, please visit www.sugarloaf.com

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Media Contact: 

Noelle Tuttle | Sugarloaf Communications Manager | ntuttle@sugarloaf.com | 207.237.6989

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About Sugarloaf- Located in Carrabassett Valley, ME, Sugarloaf is largest ski area in the East, and is home to the only lift-serviced above treeline skiing and riding in the East, and the number one golf course in Maine, according to Golf Digest. Sugarloaf is a member of the Boyne Resorts family of resorts and attractions. Follow: www.sugarloaf.com, www.facebook.com/sugarloaf, and http://twitter.com/sugarloafmaine