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November cold allows Sugarloaf to open early on Sunday, November 12

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine - October may have seen some record warm days, but November temperatures are already breaking records in the other direction and Sugarloaf officials announced today that the recent cold will allow Maine's tallest winter resort to open for skiing and riding this Sunday, November 12, 2017 - nearly a week ahead of schedule.

With temperatures in the teens and 20s this week, Sugarloaf's snowmakers have been able to run as many as 100 snowguns on the Tote Road trail in preparation for this weekend's opening. Sugarloaf had been scheduled to open for the season on November 17.  

"At this time of the year, we are always at the mercy of Mother Nature," said Rich Wilkinson, Sugarloaf's Vice President of Mountain Operations. "Thankfully, the weather is forecast to remain in our favor throughout the week, and we plan to blow snow as often as possible, for as long as possible, to get this place ready to open."  

Skiing and riding on opening day will be offered on Tote Road, accessed only by the SuperQuad, and is recommended for advanced skiers and riders only. This weekend, there will be no lift-serviced beginner terrain available.  

Lift ticket prices for opening day will be just $39 for all ages.  

Following this weekend's opening, the resort will be closed Monday - Thursday before daily operation begin on Friday, November 17, 2017.  

For more information on snowmaking and conditions, visit www.sugarloaf.com/daily .  

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Media Contact:
Noelle Tuttle | Marketing & Communications Manager | ntuttle@sugarloaf.com | 207.237.6989

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About the Sugarloaf Resort- 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