Sugarloaf is located in the Carrabassett Valley in Maine's north country. Truly a epic sized mountain in New England.
The Carrabassett Valley was carved by the Carrabassett River and is surrounded by Maine's Western Mountains. Maine's largest cities, Portland and Bangor, offer major airport service to Sugarloaf. Boston and Montreal are only four hours away.
Sugarloaf is Maine's second highest peak at 4,237 ft. is the only lift serviced above-treeline skiing in the East.
The mountain base is 1,417 ft. which includes the Sugarloaf Resort Village. A huge 2,820 vertical ft. of the most continuous in New England!. 1,400 skiable acres with a boundary to boundary policy. The longest trail at Sugarloaf is 3.5 miles rivals any ski resort.
Snowboarders and freestyle skiers can enjoy three distinct terrain parks - beginner, intermediate and advance Superpipe (400' long, 18 foot walls) and Mini-pipe The mountain boosts a permanent snowboardcross and skiercross course
With 95% snowmaking coverage on 490 acres skiers and snowboarder will always have great conditions.
Sugarloaf caters to kids with Game Nights that have interactive games, board games and card games- something for everyone!.Movie Night for the age 5-10 set, a "G" or "PG" movie in the Mountain Magic Room. Snowshoe Safari is one of the most fun ways to get around the woods. Kid's Night Out is a awesome way to start the weekend than with ski movies, games, food and friends? Child care facilities are licensed by the State of Maine Department of Human Services and are staffed with professional, fun-loving people whose goal is to make your child's vacation, and in turn, your vacation a happy one. The Sugarloaf Childcare program is for children from 10 weeks to 5 years of age.
Getting to Sugarloaf can be a little difficult but worth it.
Flights and bus service are available to Portland, Boston and Bangor. Trains are available to Boston and Portland. Transfer service and rental cars are available at airports and stations.
Sugarloaf's remote location can come as a surprise to a first-time Sugarloafer, but with a little preparation one can come to realize the charm that keeps skiers and Snowboarders coming back year after year.
Driving Directions to Sugarloaf from the South (MA/NH)
Option 1: Take I-95 North to Augusta, Exit 112B (formerly 31B) - Follow Route 27 North through Farmington and Kingfield, straight to Sugarloaf.
Option 2: Take the Maine Turnpike (I-95) to Auburn, Exit 75 (formerly 12) - Follow Route 4 North through Farmington - Get on Route 27 North through Kingfield, straight to Sugarloaf.
Get to Sugarloaf USA from the West and Montreal
Head east to Sherbrooke to the end of Route 10. Take 112 east to Route 253 south to Cookshire. Take a left onto Route 108 to Route 212 east through La Patrie to Woburn. Take Route 161 south to the U.S. border. Sugarloaf is approximately 58 kilometers south on Route 27.
Get to Sugarloaf USA from Vermont/Western Massachusetts
Head north on I-91. Take Route U.S. 302 east to I-93 south (for four miles) to Route U.S. 302 east again. Turn north onto Route U.S. 3. At Route 115 junction head east to Route U.S. 2 east. At Route 4 head north to Route 27. Continue north on Route 27 to Sugarloaf.
Get to Sugarloaf from the East-Calais and Maritimes, Bangor
From Calais take Route 9 west to I-395 west to Bangor, to exit 1A onto I-95 south to Exit 157 (formerly 39) at Newport, then Route 2 west to Skowhegan. Get on Route 201 north to Route 148 west through Madison, turn right just after bridge and take Route 201A north to Anson. Then North to North Anson. Take a left onto Route 16 west to North New Portland then take a left continuing onto Route 16 west to Kingfield, then cross the bridge and turn right onto Route 27 north to Sugarloaf.