Acres: 1,240 | Vertical: 2,820’ | Snowfall: 197” | sugarloaf.com
As the tallest mountain for miles around, Sugarloaf strikes a pretty impressive pose in the Carrabassett Valley. Now, with a massive makeover underway, the ’Loaf will soon look even prettier to New England skiers. Called Sugarloaf 2020, the overhaul already brought 500-plus acres of glades, the opening of Burnt Mountain, and a new Village that’s turned shabby into chic.
Can’t-Miss Run: Bubblecuffer, one of the resort’s original trails cut in the 1960s that offers a grab bag of bumps, steeps, and when the Snowfields are open, powder. Or race down the World Cup trail on Narrow Gauge.
Resort Bite: Grab a burger at The Bag and Kettle; longtime Loafer and Racing and Team Manager for HEAD, Ben Drummond swears by The Gucci, a pepperoni-laced cheeseburger.
Local Advice: Even with the fancy expansion, the Snowfields reign supreme at Sugarloaf. Look for Mount Katahdin, the endpoint of the Appalachian Trail, from the summit here. —Sarah Tuff Dunn
From the Early Winter 2016 issue.