Sugarloafers to gather for annual Homecoming Weekend

By AlpineZone News |
Oct 05 2010 - 10:51 AM

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine — Hundreds of Sugarloafers are expected to make the annual pilgrimage to Sugarloaf Mountain for the resort’s Homecoming Weekend, October 8-10. The weekend features non-stop events, including open houses, art shows, the annual Uphill Climb Race, and the world premier of Sugarloaf’s new movie Big Mountain. Big Love.

In what has become an annual tradition for many families, Sugarloaf’s Homecoming Weekend offers visitors the chance to catch up with friends, take in the fall foliage, and get a firsthand look at all of Sugarloaf’s off-season enhancements.

In one of the marquis events of the weekend, Sugarloaf will premier its new high definition movie, Big Mountain. Big Love. on Saturday, October 9 at 9pm. As an opening act for the premier, Teton Gravity Research will host the Maine premier of its newest film, Jeremy Jones’ Deeper, featuring Carrabassett Valley Academy (CVA) alumnus Jeremy Jones, at 8pm. Both premiers will be shown outdoors on The Beach, and will be free and open to all ages. The movies will be followed by a free, 21-plus after-party in the Widowmaker Lounge featuring Maine band Paranoid Social Club.

Homecoming Weekend will also give guests the opportunity to learn more about the Sugarloaf 2020 plan and the upcoming 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 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 for registration information.

For a complete list of Homecoming events, and to register for the Uphill Climb, visit

Homecoming lodging packages are available for as little as $49 per person per night. Call 1.800.THE.LOAF or visit for reservations.