2017-11-08 / Front Page

Sugarloaf to open early Sunday, November 12

Skiing and riding on opening day will be offered on Tote Road, accessed only by the SuperQuad

CARRABASSETT VALLEY -- October may have seen some record warm days, but November temperatures are already breaking records in the other direction and Sugarloaf officials announced mid-week that the recent cold will allow Maine’s tallest winter resort to open for skiing and riding Sunday, Nov. 12, nearly a week ahead of schedule.
With temperatures in the teens and 20s last week, Sugarloaf’s snowmakers were able to run as many as 100 snowguns on the Tote Road trail in preparation for this weekend’s opening. Sugarloaf had been scheduled to open for the season Nov. 17.
“At this time of the year, we are always at the mercy of Mother Nature,” said Rich Wilkinson, Sugarloaf’s Vice President of Mountain Operations. “Thankfully, the weather is forecast to remain in our favor throughout the week, and we plan to blow snow as often as possible, for as long as possible, to get this place ready to open.”
Skiing and riding on opening day will be offered on Tote Road, accessed only by the SuperQuad, and is recommended for advanced skiers and riders only. There will be no lift-serviced beginner terrain available.
Following the opening, the resort will be closed Monday thru Thursday before daily operation begins Friday, Nov. 17.
For more information on snowmaking and conditions, visit www.sugarloaf.com/daily.



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