Snowcat skiing at Sugarloaf tops list of what’s new

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Snowcat skiing at Sugarloaf tops list of what’s new

Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:01 am

Snowcat skiing at Sugarloaf tops list of what’s new at New England’s resorts
And say goodbye to the paper lift ticket attached to a jacket by a wire hanger.

...For the adventurous expert skier and rider, Maine’s Sugarloaf is debuting its snowcat-serviced skiing and riding in “sidecountry” terrain this season. Snowcat snow-grooming machines with passenger seating will deliver skiers and riders up Burnt Mountain, home to steep terrain and powder. The resort says this season, cat rides will be offered on weekends and vacation weeks only. The price, on top of a lift ticket or season’s pass, ranges from $20 to $30 for a cat ride depending on the time of day.

In a news release, Sugarloaf said it recently purchased a new 12-passenger snow cat, which it will use along with an existing cat to transport skiers to the top of the Androscoggin Glade from the Log Yard, located below the bottom terminal of the King Pine chairlift. The new glade on Burnt Mountain adds 100 acres of terrain to explore.

“Since its opening, our sidecountry terrain has become a fan favorite among Sugarloafers,” according to 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.” ... d-resorts/
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