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…another glimpse from the past

…another glimpse from the past

    Skiing Narrow Gauge before the Cribworks were added required everyone to go down the Headwall in the days when grooming was a far cry from today’s experience! It was a great place to discern the better skiers from others trying to master the steep pitch with scraped off bits & crazy bumps & […]

Still skiing Sugarloaf at 86, as he’s been doing since 1948!

Still skiing Sugarloaf at 86, as he’s been doing since 1948!

      WSKI was thrilled to have John Chapman as a guest on our Mountain Report live show because he is the epitome of the clear vision, earnest  drive, & hearty spirit which is at the soul of those who call Sugarloaf their own! John’s father Horace was integral to the development of the […]

Another visit to the World of Ski Business Development with Howard Nielsen.

This fabulous footage from a 1976 Boston television series with long-time skier & friend Howard Nielsen, is amongst the favorites from the archives because the growth of the ski industry in New England at that time was exciting & challenging, & certainly never to be equaled following the heady ’60s, & roller coaster ride of snow […]

7th Annual Ski Heritage Day at Sugarloaf Sat. Feb. 15, 2014

Glenn Parkinson is the President of the Ski Museum of Maine, & as big a fan of our favorite sport as you’ll find anywhere! He & many others dug out the old sweaters, jackets, pants & more, including skis & boots, to share the fond memories that stay in our minds from years of skiing […]

Piazza Rock: WOW! BIG!!!

Long ago, when the glaciers rolled over our Mountains, carving them into the High Peaks of Maine that we enjoy so much today, giant chunks of the mountains were torn off & carried amazing distances from their origin, & came to rest in the Valleys below in massive heaps of giant boulders! A unique & very accesssible […]

44 years of Maine Winter Special Olympics

From every corner of the State, Special Olympians arrived at Sugarloaf for their Winter Games this week, as they have since 1984, to ski, snowshoe, skate, enjoy a snowmobile ride, & share in all the fun outdoors activities that make the Maine High Peaks Region a place to have fun in the snow for everyone! […]

Crocker: a special Place, hopefully Forever!

Wolf Tone of the Trust for Public Land in Maine gives an update on how the fund-raising is going to buy & protect in perpetuity the wilderness of Crocker Mountain & 18,000 acres of its surrounding area down to Orbeton Stream in Phillips. A Crocker Mountain Land Trust project information gathering / ‘friend’ raiser Saturday, January […]

‘Old’ school lift instruction….

‘Old’ school lift instruction….

It’s beginning to look like an ‘old’ winter with lots of SNOW, & a bit of wind & cold that make surface lifts an ‘old’ option still good to have so we can get to the snow stashes in various nooks & crannies on the mountain from the top of #3 (Bateau) T-bar! Some ‘old-timers’ […]

Sugarloaf Terrain Parks: In good hands!!!

Jakes Charles is The Man when you want to know about what’s going on with Sugarloaf’s Terrain Parks. This interview w/ Jake on the PEEPS program which encourages sensible FUN while making the most of varied features & terrain, gives you an early season view on what to expect from STP this winter!

Snowmakers Back at it after a quick warm up

Warm temps over the past weekend and first of the week gave the Sugarloaf Snowmakers a nice break to get some rest and thaw out. As temps dropped Tuesday afternoon snowmakers geared up and are out “hittin’ in haad” on trails like Sluice, Kings Landing, Skidder, Tote road and more. Sugarloaf opens back up for […]