5092 Access Road, Carrabassett Valley , ME (Driving Directions to Sugarloaf)
Last Updated: 10/20/2016 5:50 AM

Sugarloaf Ski Report, Mountain Conditions and Resort Statistics

  • 34 Beginner
  • 49 Intermediate
  • 39 Advanced
  • 24 Expert
Why is it that you see that little blue triangle sticker everywhere you turn in New England, and in so many other spots around the globe? What is it that makes people fall in love with Sugarloaf?

For starters, Sugarloaf is the largest ski area east of the Rockies. It all started three years ago when Sugarloaf announced it's 10-year plan ... called Sugarloaf 2020. Since that time, the resort has added over 500 acres of new terrain -- most of it being gladed, tree-skiing in its silent and powder-filled wilderness called Brackett Basin. Throw in a
speedy new chairlift, new family activities and new dining options, and 'The Loaf is a whole new mountain.

But for many, it's the people. Sugarloafers might just be the friendliest bunch you'll ever come across, and they make every trip special. This winter, come on up and see for yourself. You'll find
characters from all walks of life rubbing shoulders in the Village. With shopping, dining, entertainment and hundreds of lodging units located around the Village -- the Sugarloaf vibe is truly one-of-a-kind.

Sugarloaf is a special place, and several Liftopia employees had season passes there for 4 years in college. Trust us, you should go!
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Sugarloaf Amenities

  • Night Skiing Night Skiing
    Night skiing available.
  • Terrain Park Terrain Park
    Ski area offers at least one terrain park.
  • Half Pipe Half Pipe
    Ski area offers a half pipe.
  • Cat Skiing Cat Skiing
    Cat skiing is available at this resort; may entail an add'l cost
  • Grooming Grooming
    This resort grooms a portion of its slopes.
  • Snow Making Snow Making
    Ski area offers snow making for additional coverage.
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
    This resort is known for providing a family friendly atmosphere.
  • Expert Favorite Expert Favorite
    This resort is known for its challenging terrain.
  • Daycare Available Daycare Available
    Guests have access to daycare services; an additional charge may apply.
  • Slopeside Dining Slopeside Dining
    Resort offers at least one restaurant on the slopes; hours may vary.
  • Slopeside Lodging Slopeside Lodging
    This resort has slopeside lodging available; it may or may not be ski in/ski out.
  • Tubing Tubing
    This resort offers tubing activities; additional charges may apply
  • Wi-Fi Access Wi-Fi Access
    This resort is equipped with internet access; additional charges may apply
  • Skiers Only Skiers Only
    This resort does not allow snowboarding.
  • Ropes Course/Aerial Park Ropes Course/Aerial Park
    Resort offers ropes course/aerial park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Alpine Slide / Coaster Alpine Slide / Coaster
    Resort has Alpine Slide, Alpine Coast or both. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Concerts / Festivals Concerts / Festivals
    Frequent host of concerts or festivals.
  • Event Space/Conference Center Event Space/Conference Center
    Resort has event space & conference center available.
  • Former Olympic Site Former Olympic Site
    Resort is a former Olympic site.
  • Gambling Gambling
    Resort has legal gambling services.
  • Golf Course Golf Course
    Resort has a golf course. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Gondola Rides Gondola Rides
    Resort offers gondola rides.
  • Hiking Hiking
    Resort offers hiking trails and services. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Ice Skating Ice Skating
    Resort offers ice skating activities.
  • Indoor Waterpark Indoor Waterpark
    Resort offers indoor waterpark.
  • Mountain Biking Mountain Biking
    Resort offers mountain biking. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Outdoor Waterpark Outdoor Waterpark
    Resort offers outdoor water park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Segway Tours Segway Tours
    Resort offers segway tours. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Snowmobiling Snowmobiling
    Resort offers snowmobiling. Additional charges may apply.
  • Spa Spa
    Resort offers spa services. Additional charges may apply.
  • Zipline Zipline
    Resort offers zipline activities. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.

Sugarloaf Operations


Opening Soon for Snow Sports

Lifts Open/Total

0 of 15

Weekday Hours


Trails Open/Total

0 of 153

Weekend Hours


Sugarloaf Snow Report & Ski Conditions

Base Elevation

1,417 ft

24-hr Snowfall


Vertical Drop

2,820 ft

Avg Base Depth


Peak Elevation

2,820 ft

Sugarloaf Ski Pictures and Photos

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Sugarloaf Trail Map

Sugarloaf Reviews & Tips (22)

Tote Road was empty mid day on a Friday, a blue run but man could you let it rip!
Sugarloaf review written Mar 07 2016 - 06:04 AM
Scott Advanced Skier
Hayburner has a hidden path on the right side. It is worth checking out.
Sugarloaf review written Feb 27 2015 - 07:09 PM
Keith Advanced Skier
Monday and Tuesday are the best days with no lines! Wed is Maine Day, show your Maine ID and get a 42 dollar lift ticket. Thursday-Saturday if you are looking for Apres. Expect a wait on lift lines.
Sugarloaf review written Jan 15 2015 - 02:33 PM
Brian Advanced Snowboarder
Great mountain with extensive terrain. A true skier's mountain. Just recommend going later in the season, as it can get quite cold and windy, which forces regular shut-downs of lift service. Would imagine this is the "Zen" of skiing in the east when you can access the Snowfields and glades with some better natural snow. Great restaurants, esp. Tufulio's and Hugs. Will return late season.
Sugarloaf review written Jan 05 2015 - 04:50 AM
Adam Advanced Skier
Tons of powder when we skied on March 14th 2014. Tip to folks - this mountain is challenging. I would say that blues on this mountain would be blacks on others. Very fun and a skier/snowboarder mountain. Challenge yourself! Great après ski life as well. Most powder I've skied on the east coast in a long time.
Sugarloaf review written Mar 17 2014 - 08:44 AM
Heidi Intermediate Skier
Had a great time at sugarloaf. For the first time This season I was actually scared shredding the snowfields but loved every second. Very challenging and diverse terrain. Also skied the new glades in bracket basin which were great. Snowboard parks were average but hard to give anywhere a good rating after you were just at mount snow! Getting 25+ inches tonight! Will definitely be back
Sugarloaf review written Mar 12 2014 - 06:53 PM
Mike Advanced Snowboarder
Windy as all get out. I had to head back to the car to grab my down jacket, but it was worth it. The runs are great and the crowd was minimal on a Tuesday, so I had a great time. The snow was getting a little skied of by the end, but the mountain is big enough that there is always another run or a side of a run that has good snow. I would have gone back had my trip worked to do that.
Sugarloaf review written Jan 30 2014 - 02:28 PM
Osito Grande Advanced Skier
The LOAF is one of the best places to be riding on the East Coast. Conditions were absolutely amazing and there was 100% coverage/open terrain. The parks were super fun and the snow was nice and soft, spring shredding. This place never ceases to amaze me and has everything you need from steep head walls, tight and open glades, several terrain parks, and some real nice cruiser runs. Best of all, an awesome overall vibe and feel.
Sugarloaf review written Apr 18 2013 - 11:04 AM
JonnyB Advanced Snowboarder
The face is the place but the back is where it's at.
Sugarloaf review written Apr 09 2013 - 08:04 PM
Mr Snow Advanced Skier
Amazing mountain! Excellent conditions, many trails for all different levels. Wonderful family oriented village area. Once you get there, no need to go to your car until the end of your trip. Highly satisfied and recommended!
Sugarloaf review written Mar 11 2013 - 02:41 PM
DBlias Intermediate Skier
Great place for skiers of all levels. Long, winding trails for beginners and challenging terrain for experts. March is the best month for snow and more hours of sunlight.
Sugarloaf review written Mar 07 2013 - 02:14 PM
Laura Advanced Skier
This is a skier's mountain. Lots of variety and true double blacks. Brackett's Basin is some of the best tree skiing terrain I've seen in the East. The good thing is that there is something for eveyone. Every ability level can find multiple options. The bad thing is that the mountain is COLD until mid-March. Bring the warm gear and you'll have a ball. The snowfields in the spring are epic! And, the hill staff are great. I've skied here many times and I always feel like I'm coming home....Keep up the good work Sugarloaf!
Sugarloaf review written Feb 24 2013 - 06:33 PM
Charlie Advanced Skier
nice mountain, but day we went blizzard conditions and -14 with wind chill. find it a bit overpriced for tiks and food. does have adequate trails, lifts, and r teens like their terrain park. also skied sunday river and saddleback, and have to say saddleback r fav. sunday river was also nice, less crowded at both these places
Sugarloaf review written Feb 23 2013 - 07:56 PM
sharon Intermediate Skier
The Loaf was killer, we went right after the snowstorm and had a blast riding all day from first to last chair. My favorite run was definitely misery whip. I would recommend this mountain to anyone regardless of skill level, this mountain has something for everybody.
Sugarloaf review written Feb 14 2013 - 03:16 PM
ANthony Intermediate Skier
Great mountain if you like Killington with more tree skiing and less skier awareness. Like Killington, I found it extremely over crowded. The difference is that I've only been run into once by another skier at Killington in the 5 times I've been. I was run over twice and my friend bumped into by people not paying attention. Coupled with the strong winds blowing all the snow from the previous night's 12" down to the ice, it wasn't the awesome powder day I was hoping for. I won't be going back anytime soon.
Sugarloaf review written Feb 12 2013 - 02:50 PM
Jackie Advanced Skier
Sugarloaf review written Nov 30 2012 - 08:45 PM
Rumplestillskin Advanced Skier
It was one of the best mountains I have ever ski ied on. The powder was awsome, mogules were fantastic, steeps were out to the ski. I highly recommened this mountain to anyone who would ever dare to take such an experience they could ever imangine. Ive skied all over NH and some in Vermont, but Sugarloaf has these mountains beat by far. Try it, you just might get spoiled.
Sugarloaf review written Mar 06 2012 - 08:37 PM
Batman Advanced Skier
Surgerloaf is a great place to go skiing ! I was skiing with my friends sam and molly and 4 familys , and we had the BEST time I totally recomend it
Sugarloaf review written Feb 26 2012 - 03:47 PM
maeghan age 11 Intermediate Skier
If you go to Sugarloaf, you have to ski White Nitro starting in the snowfields. It`s the longest/steepest run in Eastern North America!
Sugarloaf review written May 12 2010 - 08:11 AM
Michelle Randall Advanced Skier
Sugarloaf is the best in ME! Cold as hell though.
Sugarloaf review written Mar 12 2010 - 03:47 PM
Rob Advanced Snowboarder
This place is a bit off the beaten path, but definitely is a real "skiers" mountain. I did some racing there in college, but definitely enjoy some of the off-course terrain, especially when there is snow. It is awesome when the hike to the summit and snowfields are open, pretty adventurous opportunity. As much as most people talk about it, the Bag Burger is very much worth it when you get back to the base...
Sugarloaf review written Sep 22 2009 - 05:56 PM
Beth Advanced Skier
This place is awesome. After spending 3 of my seasons here (went to school in Maine), there are few true "skiers mountains" like it in the east. Lots of vert, great steeps. It is off the beaten path, but totally worth it.
Sugarloaf review written Mar 05 2009 - 05:41 PM
Evan Advanced Skier

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