Sunday, December 18, 2016

2016-17 Ski Season in Maine off to a Strong Start!

What a difference a year makes. Here is a picture of Sugarloaf from last year (December 18, 2016). Yuck!

Yesterday (December 17)  we had a EPIC day at Sugarloaf. The 6" received during the day on Saturday on top of the 8" from earlier in the week, plus the cold snowmaking temps over the last few
It was fresh snow all day at Sugarloaf (Dec 17, 2016)
weeks have really opened things up. They are skiing about 77 trails with open terrain from the top of the old Bucksaw lift in the east over to the King Pine lift area in the west.

Reports from all over Maine have been excellent. Sunday River, Mt. Abram, Lost Valley, Big Rock, Shawnee Peak all have great coverage and terrain open. While today's weather is mixed and messy, more cold weather is in the forecast and conditions should bounce back quickly. On the right sidebar of the blog I have added a link to get up to date Maine ski area mountain reports directly from their respective websites.

My youngest son took advantage of his closer proximity to Sugarloaf (he is a freshman at Thomas College in Waterville) and got in a powder day at Sugarloaf on Monday December 12th as well. After last year's miserable season, it is great to see skiing in Maine off to such a strong start!

Here are a couple of our video compilations from our two recent powder days. Enjoy the videos and all of us @MaineSkiFamily wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year... and Happy Skiing!

December 12, 2016 - Sugarloaf

December 17, 2016 - Sugarloaf

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