Sugarloaf Mountain, Carrabassett Valley

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Sugarloaf Mountain is a ski mountain located in Carrabassett Valley, Franklin County, Maine. It is the third highest peak in the state, after Mount Katahdin's Baxter and Hamlin peaks. Sugarloaf is flanked to the south by Spaulding Mountain.

The northeast and west sides of Sugarloaf drain into the South Branch of the Carrabassett River, which flows into the Kennebec River, and into the Gulf of Maine. The southeast side of Sugarloaf drains into Rapid Stream, then into the West Branch of the Carrabassett River.

The Appalachian Trail (AT), a 2,170 mi (3,490 km) National Scenic Trail from Georgia to Maine, passes within a mile of the summit, skirting the peak to the west, and the summit is reached by a 0.6 mi (0.97 km) side trail. This side trail, and a trail down the east side of Sugarloaf, were originally part of the AT, which has been relocated down the north side of the mountain to the west of the ski slopes. Sugarloaf, a major ski resort is located on the north side of the mountain.
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  • We used to love Sugar loaf until 1 year ago. Please be very very careful! Sugar Loaf does not adequately post signage on trails/ chair lifts that are dangerous due to icy conditions. My son and...  more »
  • I enjoyed the view, peaceful area, unplugging from city life. Big jacuzzi was appreciated since many amenities were closed. Rules due to COVID-19 were in place. Love the gym equipments. Only three...  more »
  • On a Friday not thinking it would be too busy had lunch Took 15 minutes to get a server over. Bloody Marie’s were excellent Chicken wings good cooked through but could have been crisped up...  more »
  • I've had the wonderful opportunity to ski most of the north east from Hunter to Jay peak and many in between. I'm happy to report Sugarloaf is my favorite east coast mountain. Fantastic challenging terrain, fun cruisers and little old school it!
  • All around one of the best mountains to ski at in Maine. Lots of terrain to choose from for all difficulty levels. A lot of locals ski here so the area has a friendly atmosphere. The lifties and staff are friendly and helpful. They make a lot of snow throughout the season so there's always snow around. Conditions are usually good but avoid skiing after a thaw and freeze cycle. It can also be windy so always check the weather forecast before heading out. Lots of restaurants and shops around for when the mountain is closed. In the summer they have ziplining and scenic lift rides. All around Sugarloaf is a great four seasons resort. I've been skiing here since I was little and always come back every year.
  • Oops!! So, my fiancé and I book a hotel through the website for a wedding. We were all paid up and excited!! Only to find out on our welcome letter that we’ve made our reservation for Sugarloaf in MAINE instead of Michigan! OMG! Ugh, talk about an oops! So we frantically call reservations, and work with Tammy through dramatic tears on my situation. These girls went above and beyond to be overly sympathetic to my dummy mistake, “This happens all the time! Don’t worry! We can help” type attitude!! So sweet! Gabby took me to the next level of hospitality and literally walked me through her every move on our refund, so that we wouldn’t be left stranded at our Michigan wedding. Even though we haven’t physically stayed here, over the phone support staff made us feel welcome and right at home, (and made me feel better about my oops) Gabby ended our call by saying “well we can’t wait to have you actually stay some time with us!” And we definitely will be. Kudos !
  • My husband and I live 1.5 hours and had never been. We decided to drive up and check out the views. Very pretty!! We did the chair lift ride. It was really peaceful. The staff were all very pleasant! I would recommend this activity to people in town during the summer.
  • Its extremely beautiful and lots of nice trails. Although I went a little overboard. First time on my board in 14 years and broke my hip 3rd run down on a green trail. If your not experienced don't go.

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