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2014 Canoe Poling National Championships

2014 Canoe Poling National Championships

On May 23rd the “few and proud” stood tall in their canoes and held the annual Canoe Poling National Championships on the Carrabassett River in New Portland, ME.  The historic “Wire Bridge”  made for a perfect venue for the event and the water level was just about perfect. We talked with Chip Cochrane and got […]

Reggae Fest is coming!

Reggae Fest is coming!

            It’s hard to imagine there’s ever been a time without Sugarloaf’s now world famous Reggae Fest, but as it so happens a mere 25 years ago the festival premiered for the very first time. It could hardly be called a festival back then, but today it’s one of the […]

Third annual Backcountry Cycle Challenge July 19-20, 2014

Third annual Backcountry Cycle Challenge July 19-20, 2014

    The Town of Carrabassett Valley invites you to participate in the third annual Carrabassett Backcountry Cycle Challenge, a mountain bike endurance event.  The event will offer two course options—one approximately 25 miles, the other an endurance 60 mile ride. The courses will cover a great mix of backcountry mountain bike terrain winding through the […]

Sugarloaf Marathon and 15K

Sugarloaf Marathon and 15K

    Now in its 32nd year, the Sugarloaf Marathon is Maine’s oldest continuously run marathon, drawing hundreds of runners from all over the U.S. and Eastern Canada each year.  Despite the mountainous surrounding, Sugarloaf’s course is widely known as a fast course. The final 16 miles of the course have an elevation loss of […]

The Stratton-Eustis Area

The Stratton-Eustis Area

      There is plenty of activity north of Sugarloaf too!  From a surprising variety of dining options to local stores and shops and live-music venues,  Stratton is not only a great place to stock up on supplies for your adventures but also a great place to spend the day.

Jerks of Grass at Ira Mountain (2013)

Jerks of Grass at Ira Mountain (2013)

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 […]

OUISki at WSKI: Live Ski or Die!

Ron O’Claire hails from New Hampshire & has been coming to Sugarloaf, with a LOT of other eager N.H. skiers (& riders) for over twenty-five years. Live Ski or Die is their motto, which is a great take on the State’s motto, as well as a great attitude that we at Sugarloaf might share. His […]

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 […]

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