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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! […]

‘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 […]

Australian Snowmakers at Sugarloaf in 1989: First Women Ever to Join the Crew!

Theresa & Lisa Scheimer were the first women to be Snowmakers at Sugarloaf, as part of a crew of six who came from Thredbo in the Snowy Mountains, at a time when Maine’s unemployment was low, & the head of the crew was part of the new computerization of the snowmaking system…. a concept that […]

Sugarloaf's Zipline: Winter or Summer, Fun Flying thru the Trees & Over the Brook!

Weekend summer action at the Mountain includes scenic chairlift rides & the exciting zipline, right through fall foliage season. Tours last for roughly one hour, & feature five different lines up to 260 feet in length, with riders reaching top speeds of nearly 25 miles per hour. Minimum Height: at least three feet tall, all riders must be at […]

Kingfield 10K

Though this event no longer happens, the Kingfield 10 K which Sugarloaf ran through the 1980s & ’90s, was a popular race run by many locals in addition to serious runners from away. The favorable terrain, clean air & enormous support from the cheering spectators along the town’s streets, made the 10 K a big […]

The Sound of Music in the Mountains

There’s no more majestic backdrop or fantastic natural audio-enhancing environment than you’ll find when you experience a symphony orchestra playing in the western mountains of Maine! This archive footage from the Portland Symphony Orchestra is a good reminder that the Kingfield POPs w/ the Bangor Symphony Orchestra & Noel Paul Stookey (oh WOW!!!) will soon be […]

2012 marks 30 years of the Sugarloaf Marathon

May 20th is the 30th Annual Sugarloaf Marathon & 15K. The Sugarloaf Marathon is Maine’s oldest continuously run marathon, drawing over 1500 runners from all over the U.S. and Eastern Canada this year. Along Maine’s Scenic By-way Route 27,  it is by far, the most scenic run imaginable w/ views of Flagstaff Lake & the Bigelow Range, […]

Carrabassett Valley Bike Shop

Mountain biking in the Carrabassett Region is getting BIG. The last couple years has seen new singletrack, improved and maintained trails, the Carrabassett Backcountry Challenge, the forming of the Carrabassett Region chapter of the New England Mountain Bike Association and lots more. One aspect that has been lacking is a bike shop. Well the time is right […]