Phase I of the West Mountain Expansion
Summer of 2020 will see the completion of the design and permitting phase of the West Mountain Expansion, as well as initial phases of tree cutting for trail development and lift installation.
Sugarloaf Mountain Hotel Spa
The Sugarloaf Mountain hotel will see construction of a new 4600 square foot spa, which will provide hotel guests with a full suite of spa services. The new spa will elevate the Sugarloaf Mountain Hotel experience, and make the property more appealing to wedding and conference guests.
Summer 2020 will see the installation of a new dual-frequency RFID ticketing system at Sugarloaf – a transformational change that will improve traffic flow and guest experience. RFID gates utilize a radio frequency chip inside the pass and ticket media, allowing the gate to recognize whether a pass is valid or invalid for a given day. The RFID tickets are reloadable online, allowing guests to skip the ticket line altogether and head directly to the lift, reducing time spent in line and increasing time spent on snow.
Caribou Pond Dam
In the summer of 2020 Sugarloaf will construct a new dam on Caribou Pond, which is the headwater of the Carrabassett River – Sugarloaf’s water source for its snowmaking system. The dam will allow Sugarloaf to regulate the flow of the river and maintain a consistent amount of water. This will serve as the first major step in a multi-year project to completely overhaul Sugarloaf’s entire snowmaking infrastructure and more than double its pumping capacity, pushing the resort closer to its goal of covering all snowmaking trails before Christmas each year. In addition, Sugarloaf will invest in HKD KLIK hydrants – the first step toward snowmaking automation.