Sugarloaf’s Backside Snowfields Open; Earliest Opening Since 1997

By AlpineZone News |
Jan 06 2008 - 01:06 PM

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine — Sugarloaf’s fabled Backside Snowfields will open for the season on Saturday, Jan. 5, the earliest opening date since 1997, due to substantial snowfall. The double black diamond, above treeline experience is unlike any other terrain in the East with wide open expanses and dramatic pitches.

“The snowfields are part of Sugarloaf’s unique mountain experience,” said Frank Guerriero, Sugarloaf’s marketing director. “Because of the Snowfields’ openness, it takes a tremendous amount of natural snow to fill them in. With more than 100 inches of snow already on the ground, Sugarloaf is able to open the only lift-serviced, above treeline access in all of New England.”

With 360 degree views that extend from Mount Washington to Canada and beyond, Sugarloaf’s summit and Snowfields mark the highest elevation of any resort in Maine and New Hampshire.

For more information about Sugarloaf and to book your next winter adventure, call 1.800 THE LOAF or visit us online at

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 USA Resorts family of resorts and attractions.