In what will be the most transformative project at Sugarloaf since the installation of the SuperQuad, more than 450 acres on West Mountain will be developed with a new high speed lift, new trails with snowmaking, a tubing park, lift-serviced mountain bike trail network, and residential real estate.
The new lift will transport skiers and riders from West Mountain Road up to Bullwinkle’s, and will be accompanied by significant new trail development and snowmaking infrastructure. This development will expand Sugarloaf’s beginner and intermediate terrain, and will greatly alleviate traffic congestion at the SuperQuad by shifting significant numbers of riders to this new area. Several options are being considered for size and type of lift for this location, with lift construction expected to begin in the summer of 2021.
This project will also see the development of 75 new residential real estate lots, adding badly needed real estate inventory and building new families of Sugarloafers.
In addition, this project will be transformative for summer business. New lift-serviced mountain biking trails will be built on West Mountain, and the lift will allow summer guests to ride to Bullwinkle’s, opening the venue up to summer business including weddings and conferences.
The West Mountain expansion project begins in summer 2020 with the completion of initial designs, permitting, and the first stages of trail cutting. Lift installation is expected to begin in the summer of 2021.