Sugarloaf/USA Opens for 2004-05 Season On November 19

By AlpineZone News |
Nov 17 2004 - 01:21 PM

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, ME ??” Sugarloaf/USA will welcome skiers and riders to the slopes on Friday, November 19 with some of the best opening day conditions in recent history. Extended consistent temperatures and nearly a foot of natural snow at higher elevations have resulted in mid-season-like conditions on several trails. Sluice, Upper and Lower Spillway, and Boardwalk have all received substantial snowmaking with base depths ranging from 12 to 48 inches. All four trails have been groomed with row after row of beautiful soft corduroy. These four trails will offer terrain for all abilities ranging from green circle to black diamond.

“This is one of the strongest openings we’ve had in years,” said Mike Wing, Sugarloaf’s director of snow surfaces. “We’ve had the right weather to get snow made early enough so we could groom it at the right time to make a very nice surface. I think everyone will be very pleased with what they find on the slopes of Sugarloaf.”

Opening Day marks the start of what could be the final season of The Streak. Paul Schipper, the Ironman of Skiing, will continue what has been called the longest streak in skiing history, by returning to the slopes for his daily pilgrimage. At the end of last season, Schipper had skied 3,855 days at Sugarloaf – every day the resort has been open for skiing since 1980! Schipper, who will turn 82 in February, says his target is 4,000 days which will come in mid April.

Sugarloaf will host the 19th annual Tin Mountain Round-Up this weekend, November 20-21 when guests who bring three canned food items can purchase lift tickets for just $21. Adult lift tickets without a canned food donation will be $30.

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