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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Appalachian Trail 75th Celebration at Sugarloaf

Some highlights and words from the Appalachian Trail conservancy’s executive director on August 18th. The 75th anniversary celebration of the completion of the Appalachian Trail, held at Sugarloaf was a great success. The trail runs right through the western mountains of Maine and there are tons of spots to take advantage of the trail. Folks from […]

2012 Kingfield Pops

The Kingfield POPs is an annual event which happens on the last weekend of June. Showcasing the town of Kingfield and the talented musicians, artists and artisans of the Maine High Peaks Region. 2012 was the 10th anniversary of the Kingfield Pops. In celebration they contracted Noel Paul Stooky (of Peter, Paul & Mary fame) […]

The final link in the Appalachian Trail was in our backyard & completed on Aug. 14, 1937

On Saturday Aug. 18, there will be a celebration of the anniversary of the last link of the Appalachian Trail’s completion on Aug. 14, 1937, which occured between Sugarloaf & Spaulding Mtn. in the western mountains of Maine. Go to www.matc.org for full details on the day’s events, & plan to be here to help […]

Maine Sports Commissioner speaks at ME. Lakes & Mtns. Tourism meeting July 24

Kerry Hoey met with the various representatives from the Lakes & Mountains Region to talk about Sports Tourism  & what the State is doing to inventory the many options for tourists to enjoy when they visit Maine. In our region alone, the list of fun things to do that will keep you fit continues to need […]

Untamed New England hits Carrabassett Valley

June 19th thru the 24th saw adventure racers from around the globe navigating their way through the Sugarloaf region. Untamed New England is a four day non stop race consisting of mountain biking, orienteering, packrafting, padding, ropes, trekking, whitewater rafting and wilderness navigation. Known as “more an adventure than a race”.  Race headquarters were at the Sugarloaf Outdoor […]