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Ski Experience - Sugarloaf USA

Sugarloaf Mountain is the second-highest mountain in Maine and offers a high-quality ski and snowboarding experience for winter Maine vacationers. Sugarloaf is a popular resort that never seems overcrowded offering skiing above the treeline at an elevation of over 4,200 feet. It's a 50-year-old resort that has many long-time fans, especially among expert skiers. Still, it's a great resort for families and low-key snow vacations.

Ski Levels

Sugarloaf offers winter activities life ski and snowboarding competitions and festivals, live music and plenty of kid's activities. There's no reason whole families can't enjoy the activities like snowcatting, ice skating, dog sledding, and horse-drawn sleigh rides. Snowboarding is big at Sugarloaf too, with a variety of features in their terrain parks to help beginners learn, and to help experienced riders learn to handle their wicked pipes, jumps, and variety of boxes and rails.

Après Ski

Sugarloaf offers plenty of dining choices and opportunities. Pub food, ski bars, and fine dining variety abound. From slope-side snacking to sit-down elegant dinners, you can find all of these things near the mountain. Though you'll have to look a little harder for the elegant taverns and restaurants, as most of the area offers typical mountain fare like steaks, sandwiches, soups, and grilled foods and snacks.

Shopping at Sugarloaf ranges from handcraftsmanship to chain stores, so you can find whatever you need. And the area is great for winter fans with all the snow and sports activities you could want.

Apres-ski offerings range from pubcrawling and enjoying locally brewed beer to live music and a club experience with slopeside views, or village type taverns and nightclubs. The area is pretty much a self-contained resort with all the dining, shopping, nightlife, and après-ski opportunities you could want, but beyond the mountain there are a variety of other things to enjoy. The resort is about four hours from Boston and eight to nine hours from New York, so you'll definitely enjoy the country, away-from-city-life atmospheres at Sugarloaf.