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Sugarloaf, USA

Sugarloaf ski holidays

Established in 1950 the American ski resort Sugarloaf lies at ? metres altitude in the Maine region of the American Longfellow1000 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 80km of trails, which equates to around 94 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Sugarloaf is Portland at a distance of 176km or approximately 150 minutes driving time. Their season runs from November to May.

SNO-man says

Award-winning on-mountain village beneath Maine's second highest peak, regarded by many as the top New England resort and by all as in the 'top 3'. Strong emphasis on service quality has resulted in top slot in US ski magazine reader surveys. The ski school at Sugarloaf have come up with a clever idea for transporting kids - the Moose Caboose - a snowmobile sled which takes 12 children and 3 instructors.

Alpine Downhill Runs

Beginner Trails
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?%  Intermediate Trails
 ? runs 29km
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Advanced Trails
 ? runs 24km
?%  Expert Trails
 ? runs 35km
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Resort and Holiday Stats

View our detailed Sugarloaf snow forecast or snow report and see all live webcams, piste maps, road and travel maps and lift pass prices. For a picture of historic snow conditions see the snow depths month by month with our Sugarloaf snow history.

Beginners
Intermediate
Advanced/Expert
Snowboarders
Apres Ski
Family/child Friendly
Snow-Sure
Ambience
Value for money
Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day) $256 - $509
Traditional Ski Village / Purpose Built Ski Resort
Resort OpensNov 2020
Resort ClosesMay 2021
( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)

Mountain and Slopes

Downhill Runs 88km
total length of Sugarloaf trails
Longest Lift-Served Run 4.8km
longest piste or trail reachable by lift
Slope Orientation N
direction Sugarloaf area faces
Top Altitude 1295.7m
top station of highest lift
Bottom Altitude 426.7m
bottom of lowest run
Resort Altitude 426.7m
centre of Sugarloaf ski resort
Vertical Drop 859.3m
total descent from top lift to bottom piste
Skiable Vertical ^v 859.3m
can include extra hike up above top lift

Snow Report

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Web Cam

Sugarloaf web cams
Nearby resorts:

Skiing in Sugarloaf

126 pistes and trails means approximately 88km of runs. 15 Sugarloaf lifts have capacity to transport 21805 per hour. The longest run in the American ski resort is over 4.8km.

The mountain has ?% beginner runs or nursery slopes, ?% intermediate, ?% advanced slopes and ?% for experts - the most difficult piste is the ?km High Rigger (backside of snowfields) run, with a steepness/slope angle of 53%. There is no night skiing.

Rating for skiing gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Snowboarding in Sugarloaf

Of the 15 ski lifts, 2 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good Sugarloaf is for snowboarding - especially for beginners learning to board. Facilities include 3 terrain parks and 2 half pipe (longest half pipe length is 137.16 metres), 1 quarter pipe and 0 boardercross courses.

Rating for snowboarding gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Sugarloaf Apres Ski

Off-Slope activities include:

18 apres ski bars 18 restaurants 0 bowling 1 night club 0 cinema 1 billiards / pool 2 games room 0 concert 1 indoor swimming 0 outdoor heated pools 3 saunas 9 hot tubs 0 solariums 2 masseurs 0 indoor ice skating 1 outdoor ice skating 3 indoor sports centre 0 indoor tennis 2 squash racquetball 1 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 0 horse riding 0 prepare winter walks 2 climbing 1 golf 1 fishing 1 museum 1 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Aerobics, Ice Fishing, Ice Hockey, Weights Room.

SNO-man says

Off the slopes the Anti Gravity complex at the base of the access road is a favourite with teens with indoor skate park, bowling, trampolines, rock climbing and multi-purpose room. The whole family will enjoy torchlight parades, fireworks, live entertainment, snowshoe safaris and turbo tubing. White White World Week is a winter celebration in late January with firework displays, resort-wide theme parties, and special priced lift passes and lodging

Rating for apres ski gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

"Sugarloaf" by any other name

The American resort is also known as The 'Loaf Sugarloaf / USA Sugarloaf and has common misspellings:

The direction which the various Sugarloaf slopes face can make or break your ski holiday. To guarantee good snow conditions, choose a resort with piste which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.

- In the coldest winter months of January and February pick a resort with sunny south facing slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a resort with cool and shady north facing trails will ensure you're not riding on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best destinations have areas which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating conditions whatever the weather. Sugarloaf has slopes facing N.

Rating for snow gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Childcare in Sugarloaf, USA

Sugarloaf day and evening care plus snow ski schools and babysitting.

The commitment Sugarloaf/USA has toward children is recognized by the top ratings of guests and North American consumer publication surveys such as those in Ski Magazine, Snow Country and Family Circle. Children six weeks to five years-old attend the Sugarloaf/USA Child Care Center. Bleepers are given out to parents of nursing children. Organized games, activities and crafts are offered to all ages. The Perfect Kid programs are designed for fun and learning. Mountain Magic reveals the fun of skiing to children four to six years old. Organized games, activities and crafts also make up the day. Mountain Adventure is for children seven to 12 years of age. Sugarloaf/USA mascots, Amos the Moose, Blueberry the Bear, Lemon the Yellow-Nosed Vole and Pierre the Lumberjack, are the heart of the children's programs at Sugarloaf/USA. The mountain has special terrain for families and children to enjoy, including Moose Alley - an Alpine Playground full of fun and surprises. It's for kids only and the secret entrance is off the Cruiser trail. Stop by at Amos the Moose's Cabin for hot chocolate then wind your way through the Yard and the Rapids, carving over the varied terrain that the kids will love! Off the slopes the Sugarloaf/USA Fun Center provides evening activities for ages six to 12 year olds including games night, movie night (PG or G), arts and crafts, talent show, theme nights, sledding, ice skating, turbo tubing and lots of special events. For 13-17 year olds, the Avalanche Club for teens offers video games, ping pong, big screen T.V. movies, DJs, munchies and special events. The whole family will enjoy torchlight parades, fireworks, live entertainment, snowshoe safaris and turbo tubing. In addition to daily and weekly family events, the resort has a regular mid-January Children's Festival Week. There's special events and high value with children 12 and under receiving free lift passes, free Perfect Kids clinics and free ski rentals when Mom & Dad book a three night midweek stay at Sugarloaf/USA during the week of January 10-15, 1999. Similar 'Family Fling Weeks' offer similar deals in February and March.

5 stars out of 5 overall    

Sugarloaf Shopping

Sugarloaf shopping - fashion boutiques, outdoor gear and food shops

There are a dozen shops in Sugarloaf's base village, including two ski shops, a jewellers, a book store, photo studio, hair salon and video store. For a wider range of shopping opportunities you'll need to travel to one of the nearby towns and villages. Kingfield, 24km (15 miles) south, is where the founder of Sugarloaf/USA, Amos Winter lived. The Sugarloaf/USA Welcome Center and Sports Outlet, a retail shop, is located in Kingfield. Guests can purchase lift tickets, season's passes, ski and snowboard equipment, accessories and clothing in town prior to heading north to the resort.

Sugarloaf value for money gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Ski Equipment Rental Shops in Sugarloaf

Sugarloaf hire shops - overview of all shopping in Sugarloaf

There are a dozen shops in Sugarloaf's base village, including two ski shops, a jewellers, a book store, photo studio, hair salon and video store. For a wider range of shopping opportunities you'll need to travel to one of the nearby towns and villages. Kingfield, 24km (15 miles) south, is where the founder of Sugarloaf/USA, Amos Winter lived. The Sugarloaf/USA Welcome Center and Sports Outlet, a retail shop, is located in Kingfield. Guests can purchase lift tickets, season's passes, ski and snowboard equipment, accessories and clothing in town prior to heading north to the resort.

Sugarloaf ski rental shops value rating gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Main Ski School in Sugarloaf

Sugarloaf ski school - snowboarding course & skiing lessons

The official ski/board school is called Sugarloaf/USA Ski & Snowboard School and has 180 teachers teaching in English and taking students from a minimum age of 3.info@sugarloaf.com www.sugarloaf.com 2372000

Sugarloaf for beginners         gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Sugarloaf for intermediates  gets 5 stars out of 5 overall    

Sugarloaf for expert skiers   gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Sugarloaf for snowboarding  gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Mountain & Snow Sports in Sugarloaf

Sugarloaf snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports

Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in Sugarloaf: 105km X C ski trails, Lessons available? Y

Easy XC Ski Trails: 25km     Intermediate XC Trails: 50km   Difficult XC Trails: 30km

Telemark Tuittion: N     Telemark Rental 0      Paragliding schools: 0

Snow mobile Rental: 1     Toboggan Run Length: 0km

Non Skiing Winter & Snow Activities in Sugarloaf

Sugarloaf snow fun - off slope winter activities

Outdoor Ice Rink: 1 Indoor Ice Rink: 0 Balloon Flights: 0

Prepared Winter Walks: 0 Snowshoeing: 1 Hang Gliding : 0

Snow mobile Rental: 1 Toboggan Run Length: 0km Paragliding schools: 0

Sugarloaf non skiing facilities also include Aerobics, Ice Fishing, Ice Hockey, Weights Room.


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