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Sugarloaf to host Maine Outdoor Film Festival premier during Homecoming Weekend

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine (October 6, 2014) The 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.

The Maine Outdoor Film Festival, which made its debut appearance in the summer of 2012, features films and shorts of various recreational disciplines with strong Maine roots. Films that are selected showcase the diverse recreational opportunities throughout New England and beyond.

The show starts at 7pm on the Beach, and admission is free. Popcorn and refreshments will be available.

Homecoming Weekend will also give guests the opportunity to learn more and catch up on the progress that has been made, as well as projects currently under way, in the resort's ten-year development plan, Sugarloaf 2020. This summer's capital investment included ongoing terrain expansion in Brackett Basin and Burnt Mountain, new snowmaking equipment, general resort and village enhancements and a new Wintersteiger Mercury tuning machine at the Downhill Supply Company.

The annual Carrabassett Valley Academy (CVA) Used Ski and Sports Equipment Sale, known as one of the premier ski swaps in the east, will be back again this year. Shoppers looking to find great deals on top of the line equipment will have ample opportunity at this year's sale, and skiers and riders looking to turn their own used goods into cash will find numerous eager buyers. Equipment drop-off starts on Friday at 4pm at the Anti-Gravity Center (AGC), and the sale begins at 10am on Saturday. All proceeds from the sale benefit the AGC Operations and Equipment Fund.

Throughout the weekend, Sugarloafers will also find a unique shopping opportunity at the annual Upcountry Artists Arts and Crafts Show and Sugarloaf Home Show in the Base Lodge. Local artists and artisans will showcase their work, offering guests the chance to take home a truly unique Maine souvenir. Visitors will discover more one-of-a-kind items up for grabs at the annual Homecoming Auction, held every year at the Bag & Kettle Restaurant in Village West. The live and silent auctions features more than 100 items, including ski and golf passes, lodging, gift certificates, and more.

Homecoming guests will also have the opportunity to participate in the annual Sugarloaf Uphill Climb, or Kid's Climb, on Sunday. The kids climb will talke place on the landinw, while the climb is a grueling 3-mile ascent along a maintenance road originating at the base of the SuperQuad and finishing at the summit.

Registration is capped at a strict 225 participants, but there are still a few spaces left. Visit www.sugarloaf.com for complete registration information.

And, for more information on Sugarloaf's Homecoming Weekend, please visit www.sugarloaf.com .

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Media Inquiries:
Noelle Lake
Communications Manager
207-237-6989
nlake@sugarloaf.com  

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