Weekend-long event to feature, Sugarloaf Uphill Climb, art show, equipment sales, auction and more
CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine – October 3, 2011 – Meathead Films , the popular East Coast ski movie production company, will host the Maine premier of its tenth film, Prime Cut, on Saturday October 8, at Sugarloaf during the resort’s Homecoming Weekend . The annual weekend-long celebration features non-stop events including open houses, art shows, the annual Uphill Climb Race, and the popular Carrabassett Valley Academy Used Ski Sale.
Meathead Films, based in Burlington, Vermont, produces ski movies filmed exclusively in eastern locations. Prime Cut is the company’s tenth anniversary release, and features footage shot at Sugarloaf, as well as numerous other locations including Vermont, New Hampshire, Boston, Portland, Quebec City, Japan. The Sugarloaf premier will take place in the Widowmaker Lounge at 10pm and will feature giveaways and raffle prizes, as well as a chance to meet members of the Meathead Films crew.
Admission to the premier is free, and open to anyone at least 21 years of age.
Homecoming Weekend will also give guests the opportunity to learn more about Sugarloaf’s new Skyline Quad and the ongoing terrain expansion into Brackett Basin at the Annual Meeting on Saturday, October 9 at 10:30am. Sugarloaf’s General Manager John Diller and other members of the senior team will be on hand to speak and answer questions about the expansion and other areas of the Sugarloaf 2020 plan.
The annual Carrabassett Valley Academy (CVA) Used Ski and Sports Equipment Sale, which Skiing Magazine has ranked as the number one ski swap in the east, will be back again this year. Shoppers looking to find great deals on top of the line equipment will have ample opportunity at the sale, and skiers and riders looking to turn their own used goods into cash will find numerous eager buyers. Equipment drop-off starts on Friday at 4 pm at the Anti-Gravity Center (AGC), and the sale begins at 10 am on Saturday. All proceeds from the sale benefit the AGC Operations and Equipment Fund.
Sugarloafers will also find a unique shopping opportunity at the annual Upcountry Artists Arts and Crafts Show in the Base Lodge on Saturday and Sunday. Local artists and artisans will showcase their work, offering guests the chance to take home a truly unique Maine souvenir. Visitors will discover more one-of-a-kind items up for grabs at the annual Homecoming Auction, held every year at the Bag & Kettle Restaurant in Village West. The auction features more than 100 items, including ski and golf passes, lodging, gift certificates, and more.
Homecoming guest will be able to watch CVA athletes compete in several sporting events throughout the weekend, and will have the opportunity to participate in events of their own, including the annual Uphill Climb on Sunday. The climb is a challenging 3-mile ascent for runners or walkers along a maintenance road from the base of the SuperQuad to the summit building. Visit www.sugarloaf.com for registration information.
For a complete list of Homecoming events, and to register for the Uphill Climb, visit www.sugarloaf.com .
About the Sugarloaf Resort- 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. and 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 .