CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine (October 10, 2014) – With bright leaves still covering most trees, Sugarloaf received its first snowfall of the 2014/15 season last night, dusting the summit of the mountain. Temperatures dropped into the mid to upper twenties overnight, allowing the snow to fall at higher elevations.
“In this business, there is nothing more exciting than the first snow of the year,” said Jamie Walter, Sugarloaf’s Snow Reporter. “We typically get one or two small storms in October, and the excitement level is always through the roof.”
A photo of the new snow posted on Sugarloaf’s Facebook Page this morning reached nearly 35,000 people within the first three hours, and was “liked” more than 1,500 times with over 500 shares.
In addition to the first snowfall of the year, today also marks the unofficial start of the resort’s annual Homecoming Weekend that will feature an outdoor showing of the Maine Outdoor Film Festival’s summer tour, Carrabassett Valley Academy’s Used Ski and Sports Equipment Sale, and Maine’s toughest mountain run, the Sugarloaf Uphill Climb.
Snowmaking is scheduled to start near the end of the month, and the resort will open for the season in early to mid-November.
About Sugarloaf – Located in Carrabassett Valley, ME, Sugarloaf is largest ski area in the East, and is home to the only lift-serviced above treeline skiing and riding in the East, as well as the number one golf course in Maine, according to Golf Digest. Sugarloaf is a member of the Boyne Resorts family of resorts and attractions. Follow: www.sugarloaf.com, www.facebook.com/sugarloaf, and http://twitter.com/sugarloafmaine.