Burnt Mountain Cat Skiing

Experience Burnt Mountain like never before. 

Burnt Mountain Cat Skiing is Sugarloaf's newest winter experience, offering adventurous skiers and snowboarders access to the deep powder and rugged steep terrain in the resort's signature side country development like never before.

This type of inbounds cat skiing is an experience only offered by a handful of resorts in the country - as New England's first true cat skiing operation, Sugarloaf is the only resort in New England where you'll find such a thrill.


For years, Burnt Mountain was only accessible to those willing to hike or skin. Now from the comfort of a snow cat, skiers and snowboarders will be able to climb the more than 1400 vertical feet, to drop into 100+ acres of powder filled solitude on the eastern boundary of Burnt Mountain.

The Experience:

Two passenger cats with seating for up to twelve passengers will operate in tandem, shuttling guests up Burnt Mountain every 20 minutes. Skiers and riders who purchase a seat on a cat will meet at the Log Yard-a quick and easy run from the bottom of the King Pine lift. We encourage you to grab a trail map and peruse the information in the building at the bottom while you wait for your ride.

One of our friendly cat drivers will meet you, help load your gear and guide you on the 1.5 mile journey to the top of the Androscoggin Glade.

Be sure to stop in to the Patrol Building at the top to check in with Ski Patrol and ask any questions before descending. And when you are ready, point your skis through powder filled ecstasy and see if you can keep from giggling with excitement.


  • Prepare as though this is a backcountry trip
    • Pack water, snacks, trail map, and extra layers
    • Skins are not required but you may have to do a bit of walking to link back up with the trail/lift network
  • Arrive at the Log Yard at least 10 minutes prior to your scheduled departure
    • Cats will leave on time, every twenty minutes and will not wait for you if you're late. If you miss your scheduled cat, you may not be able to get a seat on a later cat
  • The terrain on Burnt Mountain is recommended for expert only
    • If you're not comfortable skiing glades, bumps, and navigating variable terrain, this probably isn't for you
  • Cats will run regardless of weather, as long as the terrain is deemed safe to open by Ski Patrol, and the cat is able to climb

Book your seat:

As much as we may wish to ski or ride 24/7, even the hungriest of powder hounds need their beauty rest - and so do our snow cats. There is a limited number of cat rides we can offer in a day and a fixed number of seats available on each cat, so skiers and riders must book a specific time in advance.

The ticket prices below are for the cat ride only, all skiers and snowboarders will also need a valid lift ticket or current season pass.