Sugarloaf

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Heather Burke
SnowPak Local Insider
Heather Burke

Overall

4

Sugarloaf is the largest ski resort in Maine and the second largest in New England with over 1,240 ac of skiing trails, glades, and side country terrain. Sugarloaf is located on Maine’s second highest peak, 4,237 ft, with Maine’s tallest vertical of 2,820 ft. Sugarloaf is a cult phenomenon among passionate skiers, it’s hard to get to and hard to forget…a big beautiful mountain with a great base village full of loyal Loaf fans that like to party après ski. What’s unique about Sugarloaf, besides its remote location in the Carrabassett Valley, is the breathtaking views from the bold windblown summit, and the above tree line skiing from the summit, called Sugarloaf snowfields when the snow is good.

17/18 Historical Snowfall

Sugarloaf vs
SugarloafSunday River
beginner23 %21 %
intermediate34 %33 %
advanced27 %23 %
expert16 %23 %
total runs160 135
ski area1,240ac 870ac
summit elevation4,237ft 3,150ft
total lifts13 15
child lift ticketFree Free
adult lift ticket$95 $105
uncrowded
snow
back country
value for money
average total snowfall64″ 123″

Sugarloaf Reviews

Very Good

4.2 / 5

based on 12 reviews

How well the resort caters for beginner skiers / boarders

Beginners

How well the resort caters for intermediate skiers / boarders?

Intermediates

How well the resort caters for advanced skiers / boarders

Advanced

How accessible and convenient it is to get to this resort from a major destination

Accessibility

Quality of the off-piste terrain

Side/Backcountry

Overall value for money of the resort

Value for money

Quality of lifts, lift speed and lift layout in the resort

Lifts

Quantity and quality of the snow

Snow

How uncrowded is the resort

Uncrowded

Après ski and dining options

Town

Services and facilities e.g. child care, tubing, health care, equipment hire

Facilities

How family friendly is this resort?

Family Friendliness
Average!

2.8 / 5

May 01, 2018
Matthew K. Matthew K.
advanced skier
I can't explain why but I just don't get good vibes here. It's very crowded, lifts are crappy, parking sucks. Save your money and go to Sunday river instead. They also brag about lift serviced above tree line skiing, which is never open and not real above tree line.... More
Very Good!

4.2 / 5

Nov 24, 2017
TAThomas A.
expert snowboarder
We love Sugarloaf! But we also love to travel! We ride many days a year and we love the diverse terrain and family friendly environment at the loaf. We want to expand our family trips so winning a pass would help! ... More
Very Good!

4.1 / 5

Nov 17, 2017
TGTristan G.
advanced skier
Sugarloaf is an amazing mountain, with enough trails to cater to everyone's abilities and desires. The staff does a great job maintaining the facilities and trails. The dining options are overwhelming and shelter is close by.... More
Fabulous!

4.2 / 5

Nov 12, 2017
ACAlex C.
expert skier
Best terrain the entire east coast offers!! An absolute must for any serious/advanced skier on the east coast. Rarely crowded, the secluded resort of Sugarloaf offers a break from the long lift lines of other New England resorts. Beautiful scenery, unreal glades, great snow, fantastic dining, but bring layers because it can get cold.... More
Very Good!

3.9 / 5

Nov 09, 2017
MBMatt B.
expert skier
Love the loaf great place to spend winter's with family and friends. A little bit of everything for the family and a great night life. Lots of great events too!!!!... More
Very Good!

4 / 5

Nov 06, 2017
RSRyan S.
expert skier
While it not a very accessible resort requiring a minimum 4 hour drive from the nearest airport, that is what makes other aspects of this place worth it. Set in the Maine Wilderness, there is much terrain to explore and fun to be had. When conditions allow, the lift accessible above tree line snow fields is the only terrain of it's kind on the East... More
Very Good!

3.9 / 5

Nov 05, 2017
CSConnor S.
I've been going to this resort for the past 5 years. It's a great mountain to learn and become very experienced. The resort staff is great and helpful. The resort can become packed during weekends but overall lifts lines can move quickly. ... More
Superb!

5 / 5

Oct 24, 2017
BBrett
What an incredible place to ski. One of the steepest and most challenging resorts in the east. If you're lucky enough to ski the snowfields on a powder day, you would think you're in Utah
Superb!

5 / 5

Oct 18, 2017
EMEric M.
I've been a lifelong Sugarloafer and love the Variety of skiing they have there. They have steeps, deeps, moguls, groomers, trees, glades, snowfield, and backcountry. Also I just became a father of a beautiful little girl this year and I'm excited because it's the perfect mountain to teach her and her mother how to ski on with there being plenty of... More
Average!

3 / 5

Jul 13, 2013
GGaetano
Just for the skiing its awsome
Other ski resorts in

Maine

Sugarloaf
23% 34% 43%
Sunday River
21% 33% 46%