Can’t let a week go past this month without receiving news of a major development in the Maine ski industry.
Following in the footsteps of sister Boyne Resort property Sunday River, which announced a 10-year development project earlier this month, Sugarloaf Mountain Resort released its own expansion plan on Tuesday, highlighted by the expansion of West Mountain.
The West Mountain expansion, the centerpiece of the “Sugarloaf 2030” project calls for the development of 450 acres of terrain with new alpine trails, snowmaking, a new high-speed chairlift, tubing park, downhill mountain bike trails, and residential real estate.
“This will be the most significant project at Sugarloaf since the SuperQuad was built in the mid 1990s,” Sugarloaf general manager Karl Strand said in a statement. “We’re thankful for leadership of Boyne Resorts, which, over the past 13 years, has helped us get Sugarloaf to a position of growth that allows for development projects like this.”