Sugarloaf Opening Tomorrow!

14 hours. That is the amount of time until Sugarloaf opens for the 2018/19 ski season. Get excited, ’cause it’s gonna be a good one. 

Sugarloaf employees “tested” out the snow earlier today, and all reports point to good. Actually, fantastic. And it only gets better…

Forecasts are calling for 6-10 inches of snow tonight into tomorrow night at both Sugarloaf and Sunday River. Looks like opening day will be one for the books.

Snowmaking is a GO; Ski Season Nears

This morning at Sunday River, snowmakers took to the slopes firing up 124 guns on T2, Jim’s Whim, and all of Sunday Punch. They will continue to make snow for as long as possible as temps allow. “Our plans are the same as they are every year — we’ll open as early as we possibly can!” says Sunday River’s Mountain Report. Snowmaking this year is 15% greater than previous years thanks to the new river pipeline.

And as snowmaking is just beginning here, over at Killington plans are in place to open tomorrow (October 19th)! The North Ridge Triple is scheduled to open on Friday at 10am and on Saturday at 9. And if you don’t have a season pass here, day tickets will be $59 for adults, $45 for youths, and $50 for the seniors.

Snowmaking has also officially started at Vermont’s Mount Snow.

Snow is falling and lifts are (almost) spinning! What are you waiting for now?

The Ikon Pass Continues to Grow

The Ikon Pass continues to grow this week adding 7 new resorts around North America and extending the days at a few eastern resorts. Earlier this week they announced that Taos, Solitude, and Brighton would be joining them for the 2018/19 ski season. Each mountain proudly posted that they would be joining this growing pass:

Just this morning Ikon welcomed 4 more resorts. Boyne Mountain, Boyne Highlands, The Summit at Snoqualmie, and Cypress Mountain. These 4 resorts are all owned and operated by Boyne Resorts.

This morning they also announced that Sugarloaf, Sunday River, and Loon would now get up to 7 days at each mountain, instead of the original 7 days between the three resorts. Each mountain posted something similar to this:

@ikonpass is “not done yet” as said in their Instagram story just about an hour ago. Tomorrow they will be announcing one more resort that is joining their pass.

This pass just keeps growing and getting better. 34 destinations becoming 35 tomorrow, it doesn’t get much better than this. And while this pass is starting at only $699 for adults, it beats the season pass price at many of the ski areas around the country.

Ski Areas Operating this Weekend – 4/21 and 4/22

This weekend, 3 ski areas in Maine will be operating.

Big Rock will be open top to bottom this weekend with access to all trails and 3 lifts. Closing Sunday for the 2017-18 season.

Sunday River will be running White Cap and Barker lifts this weekend with access to about 50 trails. Weekend operations only through 4/29.

Sugarloaf will be open top to bottom this weekend with 127 trails and 6 lifts. Daily operations through 4/29.

4/23/18 UPDATE:  Sugarloaf Mountain will be extending their season to Sunday, May 6th. “We’ll be open daily through April 29th, with plans to suspend mid-week operations April 30th – May 4th, and reopen for a final weekend May 5-6th,” says today’s Sugarloaf Daily Report.