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Sugarloaf is located in the Carrabassett Valley in the western mountain region of Maine. Abundant snow, one huge mountain and the only above-tree line skiing on the East Coast have made Sugarloaf Ski Resort one of Maine's best known attractions. Downhill skiing is superb with a vertical drop of 2,820 feet, taller than any other New England ski peak except for Killington in the state of Vermont. Sugarloaf has more than 45 miles of trails, ranging from novice to expert-skiers only. Children's ski programs begin at age three. Three of the ski trails are more than three miles long. The mountain has three terrain parks and a halfpipe. There are two high-speed quad, two quad, one triple, and eight double chair lifts and one T-bar. Other activities at Sugarloaf include snowshoeing, sledding, snowmobiling and ice skating, and cross-country skiing at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center. The Sugarloaf base village has restaurants and shops, and a car is not needed once you reach the resort because a shuttle connects all of the mountain operations. Summertime is much quieter than winter, but hiking, biking, golf and fishing are all available. Hotels and condominiums, many with ski in, ski out access dot the mountainside. Sugarloaf is near the towns of Rangeley and Kingfield.

Surrounding areas: Brownfield, Maine (6.0 mi), Fryeburg, Maine (8.8 mi), Denmark, Maine (9.0 mi), Parsonsfield, Maine (11.4 mi), Limerick, Maine (16.0 mi), Kezar Lake, Maine (16.4 mi), Lovell, Maine (16.5 mi)

Sugarloaf Vacation Rentals

Sugarloaf Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Snow Village InnEaton, NH5.1 mi.( ) -
The Inn At Crystal LakeRt 153Eaton Center, NH6.9 mi.(603) 447-2120
Chebacco RanchEffingham, NH9.3 mi.( ) -
Effingham InnEffingham, NH9.3 mi.( ) -
Conway Valley InnRt 16Conway, NH10.6 mi.(603) 447-3858
Labnon's Motor LodgeWilder StConway, NH10.6 mi.(603) 447-6216
White Deer MotelRt 16Conway, NH10.6 mi.(603) 447-5366
White Deer MotelConway, NH10.6 mi.(603) 447-5366
Fox Ridge Resort1979 White Mountain HwyNorth Conway, NH10.8 mi.(800) 343-1804
Hampton Inn & Suites North Conway1788 White Mountain HwyNorth Conway, NH10.8 mi.(603) 356-7736
Merrill Farm Resort428 White Mountain HwyNorth Conway, NH10.8 mi.(603) 447-3866
White Trellis Motel3245 White Mountain HwyNorth Conway, NH10.8 mi.(603) 356-2492
Yankee Clipper Inn1769 White Mountain HwyNorth Conway, NH10.8 mi.(603) 356-5736
Mount Whittier Motel1695 Rt 16Center Ossipee, NH13.9 mi.(603) 539-4951
1785 Inn3582 White Mtn HwyNorth Conway, NH14.4 mi.(603) 356-9025
Best Western Fox RidgeRt 16 NNorth Conway, NH14.4 mi.(603) 356-3151
Briarcliff MotelNorth Conway, NH14.4 mi.(603) 356-5584
Chimney House GuesthouseNorth Conway, NH14.4 mi.( ) -
Clarendon MotelNorth Conway, NH14.4 mi.(603) 356-3551
Colonial MotelNorth Conway, NH14.4 mi.(603) 356-5178
Comfort Inn & Suites2001 White MTN HwyNorth Conway, NH14.4 mi.(603) 356-8811
Cranmore InnNorth Conway, NH14.4 mi.(603) 356-5502
Cranmore Mountain LodgeNorth Conway, NH14.4 mi.(603) 356-2044
Eastern Inns Of NHNorth Conway, NH14.4 mi.( ) -
Eastern Slope InnNorth Conway, NH14.4 mi.(603) 356-6321
Forest Glen InnNorth Conway, NH14.4 mi.(603) 356-6311
Green Granite Inn & Conference1515 W M HwyNorth Conway, NH14.4 mi.(603) 356-6901
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites1732 White MTN HwyNorth Conway, NH14.4 mi.(603) 356-2551
Junges MotelRFD #1North Conway, NH14.4 mi.(603) 356-2886
Maple Leaf MotelNorth Conway, NH14.4 mi.(603) 356-5388
Mt Washington Valley Inn1567 White Mtn HwyNorth Conway, NH14.4 mi.(603) 356-5486
Nereledge InnNorth Conway, NH14.4 mi.( ) -
North Conway Mountain InnRt 16North Conway, NH14.4 mi.(603) 356-2083
Olde Eastman VillageNorth Conway, NH14.4 mi.(603) 356-6707
Presidential MotelRFD 2North Conway, NH14.4 mi.(603) 356-9744
Red Jacket Mountain ViewRt 16North Conway, NH14.4 mi.(603) 356-5411
School House MotelNorth Conway, NH14.4 mi.(603) 356-6829
Scottish LionNorth Conway, NH14.4 mi.(603) 356-6381
Sheraton White Mountain InnNorth Conway, NH14.4 mi.(603) 356-9300
Stonehurst ManorNorth Conway, NH14.4 mi.(603) 356-3113
Bed & Breakfast
Freedom House Bed & Breakfast13 Old Portland RdFreedom, NH6.9 mi.(603) 539-4815
The Buttonwood Inn Inc.64 Mt Surprise RdNorth Conway, NH14.4 mi.(603) 356-2625
Victorian Harvest Inn Bed & Breakfast28 Locust LnNorth Conway, NH14.4 mi.(603) 356-3548

Sugarloaf Weather & Climate

Western Maine near the New Hampshire state line enjoy four distinct seasons that typifies the best of a New England climate. There's plenty of clear, sunny weather with cool nights in the summertime, with occasional showers and thunderstorms. Extreme humidity in summertime is usually not a problem because temperatures are so mild. Fall is spectacular - crisp, mild days and cold nights, perfect for sightseeing. Winter begins in Maine around Thanksgiving, with January and February being the coldest months. The average annual snowfall is around 85 inches and winter temperatures vary from the mid-30s to below zero. Most snowfall occurs in eight to ten measurable storms of 6 inches to a foot. In the last fifteen years, the largest single snowstorm amount was 16 inches. Temperatures begin to increase in March, along with an increase in humidity, which often results in snowstorms until mid-April.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 28°F 2°F 3.96 in. 34°F
February 32°F 4°F 3.15 in. 33°F
March 41°F 17°F 4.26 in. 37°F
April 53°F 29°F 4.42 in. 40°F
May 66°F 40°F 3.99 in. 49°F
June 75°F 49°F 3.89 in. 56°F
July 80°F 54°F 4.12 in. 60°F
August 78°F 52°F 3.63 in. 62°F
September 69°F 43°F 3.68 in. 59°F
October 57°F 32°F 4.58 in. 52°F
November 44°F 24°F 4.58 in. 47°F
December 33°F 11°F 4.10 in. 39°F

Sugarloaf Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Portland International Jetport airport (PWM) located about 36 miles southeast of Sugarloaf in Portland, Maine, the Sanford Regional airport (SFM) located approximately 36 miles south of Sugarloaf in Sanford, Maine, the Concord Municipal airport (CON) located roughly 55 miles southwest of Sugarloaf in Concord, New Hampshire, the Pease International Tradeport airport (PSM) located around 56 miles south of Sugarloaf in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and finally the Manchester airport (MHT) located about 70 miles southwest of Sugarloaf in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Sugarloaf Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Story LandGlenNH19.1 mi.
Funtown Splashtown U.S.A.SacoME36.9 mi.
Palace PlaylandOld Orchard BeachME38.4 mi.
Santa's VillageJeffersonNH44.9 mi.
Six Gun CityJeffersonNH44.9 mi.
York's Wild KingdomYork BeachME52.5 mi.
Pirate's Fun ParkSalisburyMA72.0 mi.
Canobie Lake ParkSalemNH77.3 mi.
JeepersMethuenMA81.4 mi.
Funworld Game CenterNashuaNH82.1 mi.
Water Parks
Aquaboggan Water SlideSacoME36.9 mi.
Water CountryPortsmouthNH57.4 mi.
Golf Courses
Allen Mountain Golf CourseDenmarkME9.1 mi.
Province Lake Golf CourseParsonsfieldME11.9 mi.
Indian Mound Golf ClubCenter OssipeeNH14.1 mi.
North Conway Country ClubNorth ConwayNH14.2 mi.
Bridgton Highlands Country ClubBridgtonME17.1 mi.
Lake Kezar Country ClubLovellME18.0 mi.
Naples Golf & Country ClubNaplesME18.1 mi.
Frye Island Golf CourseFrye IslandME21.6 mi.
Eagle Mountain Golf CourseJacksonNH22.2 mi.
Kona Mansion InnMoultonboroughNH24.1 mi.
Ridgewood Country ClubMoultonboroughNH24.1 mi.
Kingswood Golf ClubWolfeboroNH24.9 mi.
Waterville Valley Golf ClubWaterville ValleyNH27.8 mi.
Norway Country ClubNorwayME28.4 mi.
Summit Golf CoursePolandME28.9 mi.
Fairlawn Golf ClubPolandME29.1 mi.
Ski Areas
Shawnee PeakBridgtonME16.2 mi.
Wildcat MountainJacksonNH21.0 mi.
Waterville ValleyWaterville ValleyNH27.8 mi.
GunstockGilfordNH33.0 mi.
Sunday RiverBethelME36.3 mi.
Mount AbramLocke MillsME37.2 mi.
Loon MountainLincolnNH37.5 mi.
Bretton WoodsTwin MountainNH39.5 mi.
Highlands MountainNorthfieldNH45.2 mi.
Cannon MountainFranconiaNH46.0 mi.
Black MountainRumfordME49.8 mi.
Ragged MountainDanburyNH52.2 mi.
Pats PeakHennikerNH65.9 mi.
Mount SunapeeMount SunapeeNH67.9 mi.
Balsams WildernessDixville NotchNH70.0 mi.
SaddlebackRangeleyME75.8 mi.
Suicide SixWoodstockVT80.6 mi.
Ascutney Mountain ResortBrownsvilleVT81.6 mi.
Sugarloaf USAKingfieldME83.5 mi.
Temple MountainPeterboroughNH86.7 mi.
State Parks
White Lake State ParkNH14.0 mi. 
Echo Lake-Cathedral Ledge State ParkNH16.1 mi. 
Sebago Lake State ParkME18.4 mi. 
Wentworth State ParkNH21.7 mi. 
Range Ponds State ParkME30.5 mi. 
Ellacoya State ParkNH30.5 mi. 
Mount Major State ParkNH31.1 mi. 
Moose Brook State ParkNH37.9 mi. 
Bradbury Mountain State ParkME38.2 mi. 
Ferry Beach State ParkME39.6 mi. 
Wright MuseumWolfeboroNH24.9 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Maine Memory NetworkPortlandME38.0 mi.(History)
Portland Museum of ArtPortlandME38.0 mi.(Art)
Center For Maine History Museum Gallery at the Maine Historical SocietyPortlandME38.0 mi.(History)
Portland Harbor MuseumSouth PortlandME39.2 mi.(History)
Seashore Trolley MuseumKennebunkportME43.5 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Counting House MuseumSouth BerwickME45.9 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
New England AquariumBostonMA106.1 mi.
Franklin Park ZooBostonMA106.1 mi.

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