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Mid-station of the Gondi

Mid-station of the Gondi

Snow on the way again, hooray, looking more & more like a good old fashioned winter as each week rolls through w/ a bit more white heaven from above! Even if the wind blows a bit Monday, we’ll be skiing corn backside in April with glee, no worries. Speaking of the old days… the sights […]

Thank you Brud, for sharing these memories!

Thank you Brud, for sharing these memories!

Enjoy some classic ski film footage from forty plus years back! This fabulous bit of Sugarloaf marketing from the late ’60s is not exactly GoPro quality, but the essence of Sugarloaf is captured completely, & that’s still the reason why we love this region! Way back then, Sugarloaf was already the king of spring & we wrote the […]

Early Snowmaking Contraption…

Early Snowmaking Contraption…

…we’ve come a LONG way since Hopkins demonstrated this gun on the Landing in the early 1980s! This is always an exciting time of year; getting ready to make it & anticipating the season ahead… Love Our Snowmakers throughout the years; they are VITAL to our Mountain, & all of us!!

Timelessness of this song is never more obvious than now…

Timelessness of this song is never more obvious than now…

Bob Dylan may have just garnered the Nobel Prize for Literature, but in our minds, Jud Strunk’s words hold touching brilliance to this day, too! Gone far too soon, his poetry reminds of us the true talent he was; so lucky he graced our lives for the too short time he was here with us!

An old end-of-summer ritual…..

An old end-of-summer ritual…..

Nothing said Good-bye to the warmer months like the closing of the Golf Course after Homecoming at Sugarloaf! Years ago a typically irreverent “Golf Tournament to Benefit Nobody” was started by Gepetto’s, which was a long-standing occasion for one last summer BBQ & hoorah before preparations began for a new ski season! Plenty of laughs […]

From the Archives; a reminder that Fall is a great time to visit the Mountains!

From the Archives; a reminder that Fall is a great time to visit the Mountains!

Labor Day this weekend; the end of summer is nigh! Fall is a wicked nice time of the year in the mountains. The SuperQuad operates on weekends (weather permitting) as the gondi used to run daily during the foliage season; pic of Rosemary Drosky at mid-station on the way down in 1987. Vids from the […]

1992 Downhill Mountain Bike Racing at Sugarloaf

1992 Downhill Mountain Bike Racing at Sugarloaf

As Carrabassett Valley’s miles of mountain bike trails grow & get more popular every year, here’s a reminder of the days when the Mountain had mountain biking DOWNHILL style… made only more fun w/ damp & foggy conditions for mud & slick cruising for this version of a wicked fun gravity sport, not for the […]

4th of July in CV; it’s a tradition!

4th of July in CV; it’s a tradition!

This year’s events last all afternoon, capped off w/ the fireworks at dusk Monday night! This footage from the ’80s shows the same spirit of community has been an integral part of life in CV for a long time… recognize anyone???

Summer Gondola Ride

Summer Gondola Ride

Wonder if we’ll ever have anything like this way to summit our mountain again? Grandparents & little ones, all enjoyed the ride up & down, & incredible panoramic view while having a picnic on the deck, with that full 360 degree view from the Whites & Quebec, to Maine from east to south, all visible […]

Thankful?  … you bet; for guys like these who made our Mtn. into the Legend it is in the East!

Thankful? … you bet; for guys like these who made our Mtn. into the Legend it is in the East!

This casual conversation between original Sugarloaf patrollers Stub Taylor & Dana Wallace was captured in the Patrol Locker Room in Admin. during the early 1990s. It is a gem for the memories they share! It’s hard to imagine how different things were 60 years ago, but it’s easy to see this hard-core skiers’ mountain, has been respected […]