Sugarloaf/USA and Sunday River Unveil The Maine Pass

By AlpineZone News |
Jul 19 2007 - 08:42 PM

CARRABASSETT VALLEY and NEWRY, Maine – Maine’s two largest ski and snowboard resorts, Sunday River and Sugarloaf/USA, are pleased to announce a combined season pass for the upcoming winter season. The new Maine Pass will go on sale on or before Wednesday, Aug. 15.

“We’re pleased to offer a value priced season pass valid at both Sunday River and Sugarloaf/USA,” said Dana Bullen, president and managing director of Sunday River. “Skiers and riders used to sampling more than one resort won’t have to choose between the eight peaks of Sunday River or the snowfields at Sugarloaf/USA. With the Maine Pass they can have both, while also enjoying perks at our new sister resorts out west.”

The Maine Pass is a tiered season pass with three levels. The Bronze Maine Pass is $299 and is an all ages pass valid midweek non-holiday. The Silver Maine Pass is $499 and is an all ages pass valid seven days a week with 12 blackout dates on holidays and select Saturdays. The Gold Maine Pass is valid every day of the season and ranges from $399 for seniors to $799 for adults. The full list of products and prices is available at and .

Current early purchase rates are in effect until the fall deadline of Oct. 15, at which point rates on all products will increase. Maine Student Passes are also being offered beginning by Aug 15. College Student Season Passes will be announced at a later date.

“The Maine Pass is all about value,” said John Diller, president and managing director of Sugarloaf/USA. “The Maine Pass offers flexible pricing options, diverse terrain and dependable snowmaking. Since Maine skiing offers less crowds, big mountains and great snow, we’re anticipating a positive response from New England skiers and riders.”

Skiers and riders who purchase a Maine Pass will receive additional benefits including retail discounts at the Resorts and free or discounted skiing at Boyne USA resorts in the U.S. and Canada including Big Sky in Montana, Brighton in Utah, Crystal Mountain in Washington, Boyne Mountain and Boyne Highlands in Michigan, and Cypress Mountain in British Columbia.

Sunday River and Sugarloaf/USA are both projected to open in mid-November and operate well into April.