Storm provides a final powder day for spring skiers in resort’s final week
CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine – With the first of May a mere three days away, skiers and riders were enjoying 8-10 inches of fresh snow at Sugarloaf, where a late season storm provided a final powder day in the resort’s final week of operation for the 2009-10 season.
Snow began to fall overnight at Sugarloaf and had accumulated to 8-10 inches at the top of the Sugarloaf SuperQuad by 1pm (roughly 2600 feet – see attached photo, taken on the Skidder trail). Accumulations at the base of the mountain were measured at 2-3 inches. Additional snow is expected overnight tonight.
The storm provided skiers with one final powder day at Sugarloaf, which was the only resort east of Colorado open on Wednesday. Sugarloaf offered skiers and riders two lifts and 24 trails on Wednesday, and plans to remain open through Sunday, May 2.
This weekend, May 1-2, the resort will celebrate its “Ski and Tee Weekend,” where guests are invited to ski on the mountain and play the back nine at the Sugarloaf Golf Club all in the same day. The cost is $25 for nine holes, or just $10 for those who show a lift ticket or New England Pass valid for that day.
Following the Ski and Tee Weekend the course will close again until its scheduled opening date of May 28.
For more information on the Ski and Tee Weekend, or to see additional photos of today’s snowfall, please visit www.sugarloaf.com.