Big Snow, Big Events in Store for Sugarloafers

By AlpineZone News |
Feb 18 2008 - 01:56 PM

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine -??“ The snow has been seemingly non-stop at Sugarloaf, as are the events planned for the remainder of the 2007-08 ski season.
Events are planned for almost everyday this week, February Vacation week, during which Sugarloaf will have fireworks, a torch light parade, festival night, illusionist Jason Bishop, and many more activities that families can enjoy together.

Sugarloaf brings Keller Williams and the WMD’s to the King Pine Stage for the Bud Light Concert Series on Saturday, Feb. 23. Williams is wildly popular in jam band circles, and the opening act, Ryan Montbleau of the Ryan Montbleau Band, is a New England native and nationally renowned musician. This is a 21-plus show. Tickets are $22 in advance, or $26 the day of the show, and are available now at 1.800.THE LOAF.

During the first full week of March, Sugarloaf welcomes its neighbors to the North during New Brunswick Vacation Week. The March installment of the Bud Light Concert Series will be March 15, and families return to Sugarloaf for Kids & Teens Ski Free Week, March 17-21. Kids and teens ski free with three or more nights of midweek lodging. College students can ski or ride for just $35 each day during the upcoming College Weeks March 17-21 and 24-28. You must show your college ID when you purchase your lift ticket.

And all of Sugarloaf is excited to welcome back the Nature Valley US Alpine Championships on March 22-26. “We hosted this event two years ago, and the support from Sugarloafers was incredible. Members of the national team said again and again that the crowd’s enthusiasm was better than any they received at similar events elsewhere,” Sugarloaf’s V.P. of Operations Rich Wilkinson said. Fans will have the opportunity to meet and get autographs from some of the biggest names in skiing, including Ted Ligety, Julia Mancuso, Bode Miller, Marco Sullivan and Steven Nyman. Spectators will be able to watch the race from the finish line and from certain spots along the course. Other activities surrounding the event will include a parade of athletes and autograph session.

The third and final rail jam of the season will be the Junk Jam, which will spotlight some eclectic features, on April 5. And Sugarloaf’s big spring bash, the Bud Light Reggae Festival will celebrate its 20th year April 10-13. Make turns on the finest spring snow in the East, and groove to the sounds of the Caribbean all day and night.

Sugarloaf also has a number of weekly activities with concerts every weekend at the Widowmaker and other night spots on the mountain, turbo tubing, and movie nights, game night and Kids’ Night Out through the mountain’s child care center. Along with Nordic skiing, the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center also offers Shoe ???n’ Stew tours, family skating, youth hockey and snowshoe safaris each week.

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About the Sugarloaf Resort ??“ Located in Carrabassett Valley, ME, Sugarloaf is recognized as one of the top winter and golf resorts in the world and is home to the only lift-serviced above treeline skiing and riding in the East and one of Golf Digest’s America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses. Sugarloaf is a member of the Boyne Resorts family of resorts and attractions.