Summer Improvement Time for Sugarloaf

Posted By: The Ski Channel on July 16, 2009 3:28 pm

Summer means it’s home improvement times for ski resorts, and Sugarloaf is one of those such resorts who are using the offseason to enhance their property.  The resort, located in Carrabassett Valley, Maine, announced today that they will be doing $1.8 million in improvements over the summer.  The enhancements will include new snowmaking, changes to lifts to improve wind resistance, and upgrades to the Sugarloaf Mountain Hotel.  The announcement means that the resort will have spent more than $11 million in improvements since 2007, when it joined the Boyne Resorts family.

To improve their snowmaking capabilities, Sugarloaf is focusing on improving efficiency and increased early-season terrain. The next phase will be replacing lift buildings and trail signage all over the mountain.  The hope of this part of the project is to reduce the effects of wind on the lifts.  Finally, the Sugarloaf Mountain Hotel will be enhanced by adding new flat panel televisions as well as signature Boyne beds in each room. 

All of the improvements should be done by ski season, and they will provide guests “with a greatly improved overall resort experience,” according to Sugarloaf GM John Diller.  For more information on the resort, head to Sugarloaf’s website or call 1-800-THE-LOAF.