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…another glimpse from the past

…another glimpse from the past

    Skiing Narrow Gauge before the Cribworks were added required everyone to go down the Headwall in the days when grooming was a far cry from today’s experience! It was a great place to discern the better skiers from others trying to master the steep pitch with scraped off bits & crazy bumps & […]

‘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 […]

Maine Huts and Trails: Stratton Brook Hut & More!

Maine Huts and Trail’s vision of preserving Maine’s natural beauty and remote areas, while providing adventurous  year round outdoor activities, continues with the addition of their fourth hut. Located in Carrabassett Valley, at the foot of the breathtaking Bigelow Range, the Stratton Brook Hut offers views like no other and ample opportunities for outdoor recreation. […]

A relaxing paddle on the North Branch of the Dead River

The seasons are changing here in Northern Franklin County and the weather is getting cooler. This is a great time to get out in the canoes and kayaks. With the upcoming foliage the lower part of the North Branch of the Dead River in Eustis is a great paddle for all abilities, including kids. Lots […]

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 […]

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 […]