- Sugarloaf / USA offers an array of facilities for the winter recreation enthusiast. The vertical rise at Sugarloaf is 2,820 feet. Fifteen lifts are offered including 2 high-speed quads. Over 1,400 acres are skiable including lift-service and skiing above the tree line. There is an average snowfall of 20'. The snowmaking coverage is 92%. The resort offers 126 miles of trails with 28% beginner, 32% intermediate and 40% expert. In addition to downhill skiing, Sugarloaf / USA offers 62 miles of cross-country ski trails, ice skating, snowshoeing, turbo tubing, snowboarding, sleigh rides, sports and fitness club, ski school, equipment rental, childcare, nightlife and lodging at Sugarloaf Inn, Sugarloaf / USA Condominiums or the Grand Summit Resort Hotel.
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Half Pipe at Sugarloaf
Recreation - Sugarloaf / USA is one huge mountain with some of the most diverse terrain anywhere. The resort is most famous for the double-black diamond Snowfields, but beneath the Snowfields is a huge assortment of terrain for all ability levels. Each lift at Sugarloaf / USA services a part of the mountain that has its own character and variety of terrain. The resort has 15 lifts including 2 high-speed quads, 2 high-capacity quads, 8 doubles, 1 triple and 1 surface lift. Lift capacity is 21,805 passengers per hour. There are 45 miles of downhill skiing and 62 miles of cross-country trails.
Climate - The Western Maine Mountains Region, known for its spectacular four seasons, sees average daytime winter temperatures ranging 10 - 14 degrees Fahrenheit (-12 to -10 Celsius) in the northern area and an average of 14 -18 degrees Fahrenheit (-10 to -8 Celsius) in the southern area. Summer unfolds for outdoors enthusiasts with temperatures in the northern area averaging 66 degrees Fahrenheit (19 Celsius) and in the southern area averaging 68 (20 Celsius). Western Maine Mountains Region experiences a wide range of precipitation. From north to south, the area receives an average of less than 38 inches (97 centimeters) to more than 44 inches of precipitation each year. Summer rainfall averages 3 - 5 inches per month.
Sugarloaf / USA is located in the heart of Carrabassett Valley in Maine's Western Mountains. The main road through Carrabassett Valley is SR 27 / 16.