Sugarloaf Ski Resort Jobs
Sugarloaf Area Profile
- Employment: Sugarloaf Job Listings
- Population: Carrabassett Valley 761
- Area Information:
- Local Newspaper: The Irregular
- Annual Snowfall: 168″
- Ski Season: October-May
- Average Cost 1-bedroom Apartment: $475
- Sugarloaf Lift Ticket Prices
- Sugarloaf Webcam
This eastern resort is directly modeled after Keystone and Copper Mountain in Colorado, and was rated by Snow Country magazine as the number one resort in the East in 1994.
The tasteful layout of the ski runs and hotels, condos, and restaurants blends well with the surrounding countryside. The main focus at Sugarloaf is skiing in true Northeast fashion. Sugarloaf is home to the only lift-served skiing above the tree line in the region. Other runs below the tree line zigzag through tall evergreens all the way down the mountain. Sugarloaf was founded by locals from the small town of Kingfield in 1950 and continues to expand, with high-speed lifts and greater snowmaking capabilities making it easier to facilitate the increasing number of visitors. The resort is located right near the Canadian border in western Maine.
Because the slopes face north toward Canada, less sunlight warms skiers, but the cold temperatures extend the ski season until late spring.
Skiing at Sugarloaf appeals to all levels. There are enough steep and challenging spots to keep experts happy and tons of opportunities for mogul-lovers. The mountain itself has ninety-four trails on 400 skiable acres and a vertical drop of 2,837 feet. Sugarloaf boasts over eighty-five kilometers of cross-country ski trails. Snowboarding is also welcome at the mountain, at the fourteen-acre snowboard park, and on the largest half-pipe in the country.
Nearby lakes and the ocean (due south two and a half hours by car) provide ample opportunities to absorb the warm temperatures and blue skies. The celebrated coast and alpine splendor of the state are an easy drive from the Sugarloaf area. The mountains are great for hiking and biking.
There are just a few choices for socializing at Sugarloaf, but all of them are good. When the sun does shine, the party is on the deck at Gladstone’s on the mountain. At night the hottest spot for live music and dancing is the Widowmaker. There is even an alcohol-free teen spot with video games, pool tables, and dancing. At the Sugarloaf Mountain Hotel every Thursday night is reggae night, so get ready to let down those dreads and groove to a rastafarian beat. Sugarloaf has over fourteen restaurants in the Village Center alone, and even more choices in Kingfield and in Eustis, twenty minutes north of Sugarloaf.
Sugarloaf is two and a half hours from Portland. To get there take I-95 north to Augusta, then Route 27 through Farmington and Kingfield to the resort. Another option is to use the Maine Turnpike to the Auburn exit, traveling on Route 4 to Route 27N at Farmington, through Kingfield to the resort. The closest airport is the Portland Jetport with service from many major airlines. Ground service from airport to resort is available by calling (800) 628-2821.
The Riverbend Express, (207) 628-2877, offers shuttles on holidays and weekends from the valley area to the mountain for selected motels and private rentals. Free shuttles run every thirteen minutes on the mountain.
Only limited employee housing is provided by the resort, but there are many rental condos and apartments available and campsites nearby. Call a local realtor for more information or check the classified section of the paper. Sugarloaf advises employees to look for housing early because most rentals are filled by November.
Sugarloaf hires many college-age employees in the winter and holds a job fair in October. Approximately 600 people are hired for the winter and a few for the summer.