Sugarloaf

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Sugarloaf
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
Superb!

5 / 5

Nov 13, 2009
DDaniel
There are many reasons I could choose Sugarloaf, snow conditions is merely the major reason I chose this resort.
Superb!

5 / 5

Jul 19, 2007
BBob
The loaf is the best in the east. Given it is easily accessable I can go there most weekends. Great destination resort, don't have to fly, great service, great skiing, great people.
Other ski resorts in

Maine

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