After a long, joyous winter that clocked in more than 16 feet of snow on the slopes, Maine’s 2010-2011 ski season will come to a close on today after Sugarloaf Mountain celebrates its final day of skiing.
Today will mark the latest closing date for Sugarloaf in more than a decade. The resort is offering skiing and riding on six trails, with lift service available on the SuperQuad. Lift tickets for Sugarloaf’s final day will be just $39 for adults, and $29 for teens, juniors, and seniors. Sugarloaf opened this season on Sunday, Nov 21, 2010.
“It has been an incredible year for snow and our snow pack held up extremely well throughout the spring,” said Brad Larsen, Sugarloaf’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “We pride ourselves on being able to offer some of the latest skiing and riding anywhere in the East, and we’re lucky enough to have a devoted following of skiers who come out to enjoy the late spring snow.”
However just because the ski season is coming to a close today for Sugarloaf, they are putting a lot of time in off season investments. Work has already begun on more than $4.3 million worth of off season advancements, including a brand new $3 million quad chairlift. Announced in February, the offseason investments are part of the resort’s 10-year capital improvement plan, called SUGARLOAF 2020. In addition to the new chairlift, Sugarloaf will also continue work on its terrain expansion onto Burnt Mountain, with an additional 135 acres of glades scheduled to open for the 2011-12 season.
Sugarloaf’s summer operations are scheduled to begin on May 28, when the Sugarloaf Golf Club opens for its 26th season. The course was recently ranked as Maine’s number one golf course by Golf Digest.