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 summit (Rebecca Carey!) & of newly re-created East side of the Mtn.
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 faint hearted or those afraid of more than a faceful of dirt!!! Note the changes in bikes & tires since then!!!!!
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 with just a few steps on the rocks above the Octagon.
Flagstaff Lake is the fourth largest lake in the State of Maine. With its rich history and amazing views and wildlife, it’s a wonderful place to get out and explore. In this video, we share some of our favorite places to launch our boats onto the lake. Whether you’re on paddleboards, in kayaks, canoes, or motorboats, this lake is a recreational paradise for any outdoor enthusiast… far, far away from the crowds, with nothing but wilderness along most of its shore. .. [Read more…]
Here’s the Mtn’s Content Manager (& Snow Reporter) extraordinaire Jamie Walter sharing all the info to Know Before You Go for the 28th Annual Bud Light Reggae Fest that kicks off Thursday. With a perfect forecast, the snow holding tight on the hill, & spring fever pent up from the chilly temps the past couple of weeks, is there a better way to celebrate the official ‘Commemoration of Spring Event’ at the Mtn. that rules the Season!??! Footnote; Jamie’s photographs of an incredible display of Northern Lights over Flagstaff Lake & from the Mtn. blew Sugarloaf’s FB numbers off the charts last fall: a rare gift for us who live here to experience, even more rare for someome w/ Jamie’s talent to capture it to share with all.. Mother Nature’s most breath-taking beauty in our book!!