Sugarloaf School Ski Trips
The Largest Skiable Resort East of the Rockies
Affectionally called ‘The Loaf’, the resort is situated in the Carrabassett valley surrounded by Maine’s western mountains (on a clear day you can even see Mt Washington). Whilst taking in the stunning scenery skiers can challenge themselves on the slopes that are renowned for offering some of the most challenging runs in New England. The town itself is the only slope-side village in Eastern USA adding character to an already brilliant skiing resort.
Skiing in Sugarloaf:
The extended ski area in the Brackett Basin is perfect for intermediate and advanced skiers wanting to push their ability and test their limits on the sharp, steep black runs that the mountains offer. Across the resort, there are almost 1700 acres of skiing area, including a vertical drop of 2,820 feet and 54 miles of trails. A further reason why sugarloaf is so highly rated is that it has the only lift-serviced above treeline skiing in the East. On top of this, it boasts 95km of cross-country Nordic ski trails, making it a skier’s paradise.
For Schools Because:
The range of terrain means all levels of skiers can start at the summit of the mountain meaning all abilities can enjoy the descent. The combination of an average of 17 feet of snowfall every year and an efficient snowmaking system that covers 95% of the mountain means a school trip guarantees top-quality skiing for as long as you desire. Although the village is small, the dining and shopping options are impressive and create a safe and sheltered environment that fits school trips to a tee.
The other activities available at Sugarloaf are exceptional and include snowcat rides, snowshoeing, cinemas, bowling, ice skating, and even an Anti-Gravity complex. Snowmobiling is extremely popular in Maine with an extensive network of trials readily available. You may also have the chance to experience Sno-go ski bikes which are the equivalent of mountain bikes on skis which is a truly thrilling experience. Finally, for when a break from the snow is needed there are multiple designer outlets and a selection of restaurants serving classic American cuisine.
Resort Height 430m
Vertical Drop 860m
No. of Lifts 13
No. of Runs 162
Easy Runs 37
Medium Runs 55
Difficult Runs 70
Total Distance of Piste 87km
Average Snowfall 200 inches
Flight time London to Boston 7hrs 30mins
Transfer times 4hrs 30mins from Boston Logan International Aiport
Sugarloaf Mountain Hotel *****
A world-class, modern full service hotel, evoking the style and spirit of a classic mountain lodge. The 4* Sugarloaf Mountain Hotel is right in the heart of it all – ski in/out and just a 100 yards from SuperQuad Chairlift. In addition, exclusive and luxurious Boyne Beds in every room. Recent Hotel upgrades include: a grand lobby entrance worthy of a true resort hotel, new bathrooms throughout and a new custom built 30 person outdoor hot tub.
- Rooms sleep 4 students sharing 2 queen/double beds
- All rooms are en-suite
- Newly upgraded rooms featuring the luxurious Boyne Beds
- Big screen HD Televisions and DVD players in every room
- Wireless BlueStreak internet access
- Hotel Health Club, with sauna, steam room, and fitness area
- Spectacular views of surrounding mountain ranges
- Bell and Valet Service – winter season
- Resort Shuttle – winter season
Sugartree Hotel ****
Sugartree Hotel offers deluxe ski-in/ski-out studio units located on the BirchesTrail, just steps away from the Snubber and Sawduster lifts. Moreover, standard studio units offer rooms with queen bed and Murphy bed or sleeper sofa. The unit also has a kitchenette (no oven). This building is closer to the Sports & Fitness club. Deluxe studio units offer rooms with queen bed, queen Murphy bed and sleeper sofa. This unit also has a fully-equipped kitchen with oven. Guests have free use of the Sugarloaf Sports and Fitness Center that offers an indoor pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and game room and laundry service.
- Sports and fitness centre
- Indoor pool
- Games room
Sugarloaf Inn ***
This quaint 42 guest room Inn is the perfect location for skiers and holds up to 150 guests. The Sugarloaf Inn has an inviting “welcome home” feel that can only be found in the embrace of a New England mountain. In the winter, the Sugarloaf Inn has ski-in/ski-out access and is the home of bustling nightlife at the Shipyard Brewhaus.
- Centrally located
- Convenient ski lockers
- On-site restaurant for breakfast and evening meals