Sugarloaf hits 1000 open acres, thanks to 4 feet of snow in past eleven days

By AlpineZone News |
Dec 28 2012 - 01:39 PM

Sugarloaf PowderBecomes first New England ski area in history to eclipse 1000 open acres

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine (December 27, 2012) – Thanks to 10 inches of new snow so far today and over four feet since December 16, Sugarloaf opened its new Eastern Territory glades on Burnt Mountain today, giving the resort more than 1000 open acres of terrain.

This marks the first time in history that an eastern ski resort has hit the 1000 acre mark.

“Being the first resort in New England to ever offer 1000 skiable acres is a great milestone for us,” Sugarloaf Vice President of Sales and Marketing Brad Larsen said. “When we launched our Sugarloaf 2020 expansion plan three years ago we became the largest ski area east of the Rocky Mountains, and today put a big exclamation point on that title.”

The Eastern Territory is a collection of the newest glades at Sugarloaf, located on the lower reaches of Burnt Mountain. The new glades represent the first terrain on Burnt Mountain itself, moving Sugarloaf closer to the goal of two distinct and skiable mountain peaks.

The opening of the Eastern Territory gives Sugarloaf 1059 open acres – 92 percent of its available terrain. The only terrain yet to open at Sugarloaf is the summit Snowfields, which officials expect will open in the coming days.

Weather forecasts are calling for heavy snow to continue throughout the night, with snow totals reaching as much as 20 inches before today’s storm is over.

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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:,, and