West Mountain Expansion

The Future starts now with first tracks scheduled for winter 2024.

The most significant endeavor at Sugarloaf since the installation of the SuperQuad, the West Mountain project will transform more than 450 acres of exceptional terrain, adding a new high-speed lift, a dozen new trails, and the rare opportunity for current and aspiring Sugarloafers to build the custom ski-in/ski-out slopeside home of their dreams.

Logging to clear the new trails and lift line is now underway, with all expected to open during the latter half of the 2023-2024 season.

Bucksaw Express


Coming 2024: Bucksaw Express Your first look at the all-new Bucksaw express - a high-speed, high-capacity lift opening on West Mountain in 2024.

The centerpiece and first phase of the West Mountain Expansion will be the new “Bucksaw Express” chairlift – a Doppelmayr high-speed detachable quad that will transport skiers and riders from its base on West Mountain Road up to Bullwinkle’s Restaurant.


Lift Length
Vertical Rise
Operating Speed
1000' Per Minute
2400 Skier Per Hour
Estimated Ride Time
6 minutes 53 seconds

Conceptual Drawing

ceoncepual drawing

  • 1. Bucksaw
  • 2. Feller Buncher
  • 3. Chipper
  • 4. Hatchet
  • 5. Whistle Punk
  • 6. Beaver Tail
  • 7. Knot Bumper
  • 8. Gandy Dancer
  • 9. Cutter
  • 10. West Mtn. Crosscut
  • 11. Twitcher
  • 12. Yarder
The existing West Mountain lift will remain but will be shortened to eliminate redundancy and congestion at the unload area.

The development also includes 12 new alpine trails, that will be a mix of beginner and intermediate terrain, creating a pod of beginner and family-friendly trails on West Mountain that will rival some entire ski areas in its size, with nearly 300 acres of developed trails and glades spanning 1,500 vertical feet. The expansion will increase Sugarloaf’s total skiable acreage by nearly 10%.

The new trails will be cut during winter and summer 2023, and will open to the public with the new Bucksaw Express in 2024.  Snowmaking infrastructure will be installed on a majority of the new trails this summer, with the remaining snowmaking infrastructure to be installed in summer of 2024.


  • January 2023
    Logging begins to clear lift line and new alpine trails.
  • May 2023
    Road and infrastructure (sewer, water, electric, phone) construction begins.
  • June 2023
    Pour concrete for Bucksaw Express lift and snowmaking infrastructure construction begins
  • Early Fall 2023
    Bucksaw Express lift towers installed
  • Late Fall 2023
    Bucksaw Express lift terminals installed
  • Late Jan/Early Feb 2024
    Anticipated chairlift and trail openings.
A Generational Opportunity

Real Estate Development

From a residential perspective, West Mountain stands as a singular opportunity. Designed to include over 200 new homes on completion – including 52 single-family house lots – the development takes full advantage of the area’s unique terrain, with exceptional views, abundant ski-in/ski-out access, and easy proximity to the activities that make Sugarloaf an incomparable
year-round destination.

West Mountain will take shape over the course of several phases, carefully staged over a period of years. Each phase will offer a range of homes, from condominiums and duplexes to single-family residences.

All West Mountain real estate will be developed and listed exclusively by Mountainside Real Estate – the official real estate agency of Sugarloaf.

Development Highlights

Residential Lots

Some of the largest slopeside lots anywhere at Sugarloaf will offer unparalleled privacy combined with easy ski-in/ski-out access. Buyers can build to suit their individual needs, making these easily the most desirable lots in Carrabassett Valley.

Condo Development

Sugarloaf’s newest condominium development will offer upscale living with the ultimate slopeside convenience. Plans call for options to meet a variety of needs, with units ranging from two to four bedrooms, plus ample gear storage and other amenities.


Townhouses will offer a dash of luxury to your mountain getaway. Duplexes will ensure that every unit is an end unit, with high-end finishes and ski-in/ski-out convenience, plus proximity to the Sugarloaf Golf Club.