Sugarloaf Ski Trip
from £1100 pp
This deceptively large mountain offers the only ski in/ski out village in Eastern USA. The terrain will challenge every kind of skier and snowboarder. Ski the only above-tree-line snowfields in the East. Snow is guaranteed late into the season by a massive 17 feet of natural snow every year and advanced snowmaking systems.
This is the second highest peak in Maine and provides the only lift-served, above treeline skiing on the East coast. It's big, the ski pass is self-explanatory and the progression for all standards is superb.
Even the drive in to Sugarloaf is exciting because the scenery is stunning. Be sure to stay awake because “Oh my gosh corner”, your first-time view of Sugarloaf, will take your breath away. You're also likely to see one of Maine's most colourful characters, the moose.
The clever lift design ensures that there is a challenge for everyone. The skiing gets progressively harder as you go higher, although there is an easy run for beginners from top to bottom. Beginners can enjoy gentle sloping trails and long winding cruising runs, which also suit intermediates. A real plus for school groups is that all trails eventually lead back to the base lodge, making it very easy to meet up at a central location. Advanceds will no doubt be challenged by the tough terrain of the backside snowfields and black diamond glades.
The pedestrianised village has been developed in true Nordic style, with all amenities conveniently on hand. The majority of the accommodation is slopeside so walking in ski boots is kept to a minimum and a free shuttle bus also circulates around the resort should you need it. The Sugarloaf Sports and Fitness club, featuring an indoor pool, indoor and outdoor hot tubs, sauna and steam room, is a great place to relax and unwind after a full day on the slopes and is free to our groups
- Resort Facts
- Top piste altitude: 4237ft
- Vertical drop: 2820ft
- Glacier: False
- Skiable acres: 651
- No. lifts: 30
- Artificial snow: 94%
- Longest run: 3.5km
- Beginner: 25
- Intermediate: 32
- Advanced: 43
- Return travel, and airport transfers where applicable
- Half board accommodation
- 5 or 6 days lift pass (as preferred)
- 5 or 6 days x 4 hours of ski lessons (as preferred)
- Optional City Break (with supplement)
- Ski, boot and pole hire
- Group leaders allowance
- Group Leader’s family discount
- Full “in house” après ski programme in most hotels
- Detailed Information Pack including ski video/DVD and parents evening presentation
- Winter Sports Travel & Medical Insurance , Piste Closure Insurance, Ski Breakage Insurance
- In resort representation service (Halsbury Representative)
- 24-hour emergency contact assistance from the UK
Please note this is a sample itinerary only and may vary according to requirements and availability.
|Saturday||Travel to resort|
|Sunday||Daily ski-lessons and Organised Apres ski activities|
|Monday||Daily ski-lessons and Organised Apres ski activities|
|Tuesday||Daily ski-lessons and Organised Apres ski activities|
|Wednesday||Daily ski-lessons and Organised Apres ski activities|
|Thursday||Daily ski-lessons and Organised Apres ski activities|
|Friday||Either: Transfer to airport to fly back to UK
or Daily ski-lessons
or City Break.
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