Sugarloaf Mountain, located in Maine, is the largest ski area east of the Rockies. With a top elevation of 4,237 feet, it has 162 trails, 1,240 acres of skiable terrain, and a whopping 2,820 vertical drop. The impressive size of the mountain presents (or is endowed with) for a varied terrain for all types of skiers and boarders.
Sugarloaf Mountain provides plenty of nicely groomed cruisers for beginner/intermediate skiers and steeps at Bracket Basin. The trails are long and will challenge skiers/boarders of all abilities. There is a massive amount of ungroomed terrain and the views of the ranges are spectacular. Brackett Basin features 655 acres of ungroomed, hike-to-forest terrain for adventure seekers. Also, Sugarloaf Mountain has between 80 to 100 acres of treeless snowfields at the summit, where you can experience open-bowl skiing.
The people you will meet at Sugarloaf Mountain are very laid back and come to Sugarloaf Mountain for the skiing/riding. It’s about skiing and fun, not how you dress, what you drive or how much you make. The resort is not busy, even on weekends. Sugarloaf Mountain is a little out of the way and can take a while to get to and is not inexpensive to come to, but it is well worth it for its pure beauty. Sugarloaf Mountain also has one of the largest halfpipes in the country and the only lift-served above-treeline skiing in the Eastern U.S. All this makes Sugarloaf Mountain a top-rated mountain for terrain, challenge, and snow.
Sugarloaf Mountain Tips:
- Don’t Miss a trip to the summit, worth the hassle of getting there.
- The mountain is also host of two of the hardest runs: Misery Whip and White Nitro.
Sugarloaf Mountain Notable runs:
- Bracket Basin
- Misery Whip – An ungroomed, narrow, steep, and huge bumps.
- White Nitro –A 43-degree pitch run while leave you wondering where the bottom is.
- Bubblecuffer - A great bump run.
Sugarloaf Easter Woods RunA beautiful woods run at Sugarloaf, Maine filmed while on an Easter ski trip with my family.
Sugarloaf Skiing GoProSugarloaf skiing video.
Sugarloaf 2015 LoganCamLogan (11 y/o) and I explore some of what Sugarloaf Mountain in Maine has to offer for late winter / early spring skiing.