East Coast Cat-Skiing Is Now A Reality At Sugarloaf In Maine!

Matt Brennan | | Industry NewsIndustry News
Sugarloaf Maine
Shredding Burnt Mountain. Image: downeast.com

While the East Coast may be known for many things…accessing untouched terrain on a snowcat is not one of them…until now!

Sugarloaf has just announced that they will be operating Maine’s first and only cat-skiing operation on neighboring Burnt Mountain this coming season.

Burnt Mountain
Sugarloaf is making good on decade long plan of expansion to Burnt Mountain. Image: Powder Magazine

Since 2010, the folks at Sugarloaf have been dedicated to developing their awesome and unique ‘sidecountry’… particularly on Burnt Mountain and the Androscoggin Glade. Previously only accessible by hiking or skinning, the newly acquired 12 passenger snow cat is about to make it much easier.

“Since its opening, our sidecountry terrain has become a fan favorite among Sugarloafers,” said Crusher Wilkinson, Sugarloaf VP of Mountain Operations. “The new Burnt Mountain Cat Skiing will not only enhance the skiing and riding experience, but also make the terrain more accessible to our guests.”

You will now be able to hit terrain like this with little-to-no effort!

Sugarloaf Sidecountry
Yes, this is Maine! Image: downeast.com

This is just the most recent addition to a long list of improvements that the resort has been making.

Most Recent Additions To Sugarloaf:

  • 600 acres of new terrain
  • A new quad chairlift
  • Huge upgrades to snowmaking and resort amenities

They’re also in the process of cutting a brand new glade on Burnt Mountain, increasing the current cat accessible terrain by 100 acres.

Offered on weekends and holiday weeks for the inaugural season, this program is recommended for expert skiers and riders only. A Ski Patrol station at the top of Androscoggin glade will be available to provide guests with information about the terrain.

Maine Backcountry
Alex Rodway handles the Maine backcountry. Image : Transworld Snowboarding

Maine has always been a great destination, Sugarloaf has now made it a “must” for skiers and riders everywhere. With the Farmer’s Almanac forecasting a snowy winter…now’s the perfect time to plan that trip and see what the East Coast has to offer!


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