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Die Hard Skiers = HUGE 50 yr. + Gang at Sugarloaf

Die Hard Skiers = HUGE 50 yr. + Gang at Sugarloaf

              This short clip from the Introduction of the gathering of 129 Sugarloaf skiers who have cherished their adventures on Sugarloaf Mtn. for OVER 50 years, will make you smile & inspired to join this crew of hardy souls someday!!! You won’t find a more Real bunch of fantastic […]

The ‘Kids Loop’ at the Outdoor Center is a great place to start!

The ‘Kids Loop’ at the Outdoor Center is a great place to start!

              For little kids, or anyone new to mountain biking, the short trail off from the parking lot is the perfect single track learners loop with smooth & well drained gravel riding surface, & a taste of the tight tree-lined trails that make High Peaks riding the beautiful thrill […]

Tumbledown Mtn. A great spring hike!

A great “springtime” hike or first hike of the season is Tumbledown mtn just north of Weld in Franklin county.  We took the Brook trail up to the summit of west peak on Tumbledown and enjoyed a great hike with spectacular views.

Quebec’s Border Trails are another reason for a day-trip north from the High Peaks Region

Quebec’s Border Trails are another reason for a day-trip north from the High Peaks Region

  Less than forty miles north on Maine’s High Peaks Scenic Byway, you will find a Sentiers Frontaliers trailhead within sight of the Customs Station. The 135-km (80 mi.) walking network links the Parc national du Mont-Mégantic and the Chartierville/NH and Woburn/Coburn Gore border crossings. The network connects to the Appalachian Trail via the Cohos Trail in […]

…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! […]