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 book on how to have a great time!!!!!!
Winter in Carrabassett Valley is truly a special time. Home to the highest concentration of 4000 foot peaks in Maine, CV is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise.
The Frozen Tundra 10k will take place in the heart of CV, beginning along the banks of the Carrabassett River. The course will consist of an approx 6-mile segment of snow covered trails with moderate elevation gain/loss.
Participants will have two race options to choose from. They’ll be able to choose either a nordic ski 5k + snowrun/snowshoe 5k (10k total) or a full snowrun/snowshoe 10k. For those choosing the full 10k run, the entirety of the course will take place on ungroomed single track trail. Depending on the conditions, either snowspikes or snowshoes are recommended. For the nordic ski 5k + snowrun/snowshoe 5k, the first half of the course will be groomed for a classic ski and second half will be ungroomed (snowshoes or snowspikes suggested.
There’s one more catch. You must carry all of your gear with you. Nordic racers must run the final three miles with their skis on their back while snowshoers who transition into a snowrun or vice versa must carry their snowshoes with them at all times (strapped to a backpack tends to work well). This race is both a test of athleticism and agility, pitting speed versus strategy. You’re free to run the whole thing and keep your kit light, but depending on conditions, that may actually slow you down!
The race will begin and end at the Carrabassett Valley town offices.
Lookin’ for stuff to do this weekend? Here is our status on outdoor activities and current conditions in the area. First off weather; it’s looking like Saturday will be the pick of the weekend as that’s the day we should see some bright sunshine. Temperatures are still a bit chilly especially after experiencing last week’s record breaking heat. Temps here in Carrabassett Valley should top out in the mid 40’s with overnight lows in the lower to mid 20’s… [Read more…]
Everyone loves a wedding. Lots of good food, drinks and more food! Oh, and also friends, family and loved ones. If you’d like to separate your wedding from the pack and make it a truly unique experience, consider having it at Sugarloaf! There’s tons of options! Any time of year, nearly anywhere on the mountain! Maybe have the ceremony under the chairlift where you two lovebirds first met. Then have the reception down in the base lodge or in the village. Sugarloaf wedding and events manager Andrea Brackett stopped by the studio to give us all the details. [Read more…]