CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine — Record April snowfall totaling 95 inches, including 3.5 feet this week, has prompted Sugarloaf/USA to extend the skiing and riding season one week. The resort’s new final day of lift service will be Sunday, Apr. 29.
“With this much snow, the skiing and riding is just too good to close,” said Sugarloaf’s President John Diller. “Sugarloaf is renowned for some of the finest spring skiing in the industry and this year is going to be something Sugarloafers will remember for years to come.”
As of Wednesday, Apr. 18, all of Sugarloaf’s 134 trails are open, including the fabled Backside and Frontside Snowfields, glades, and trails with base depths exceeding 4 feet in many places.
“All this snow is reason to celebrate and we know of no better way than to get out and enjoy it on the slopes of Sugarloaf,” Diller said. In addition to copious amounts of snow, this weekend’s weather forecast is near ideal for spring skiing and riding. Sugarloaf’s forecast calls for sunny skies and base temperatures in the low 50s both days.
From Apr. 23-29, lift service will be provided by the SuperQuad and the Timberline chairlifts to offer access to all of Sugarloaf’s terrain. Grooming will be limited on weekdays and recommended for skiers and riders who are comfortable navigating Sugarloaf’s blue square and black diamond terrain.
Ski and stay packages are available from now through Apr. 29 for as little as $59 per person, per night and include on-mountain lodging, lift ticket, and access to the Sports and Fitness Center. Call 1.800 THE LOAF or book online at www.sugarloaf.com.