Maine USA School Ski Trips
What its like to be a Sugarloafer and why we want to go back…
It was a couple of years ago that I was first invited up to Sugarloaf to accompany our Maine USA School Ski Trips. So I took a look for myself what all the fuss was about. I particularly wanted to see how it worked for children I took my family along and we had an absolutely fantastic time.
It started with the scenery on the way up from Boston; I hadn’t travelled in Maine before and was struck by its sheer beauty, then as we got nearer to Sugarloaf we could see the imposing shape of the mountain growing before us. But it wasn’t until we arrived and stood in its shadow and looked up at all the trails that we began to understand why this ski resort has such a following in the US. A definite must for school ski trips…
Maine USA School Ski Trips: The skiing
Well I can tell you that Sugarloaf really lives up to its reputation for school ski trips. We were all at different levels but had no difficulty in finding plenty of thrills. Our youngest daughter was just starting out and we let her join in a lesson which gave her great confidence. So much so we struggled to get her off the hill. Our intermediate went looking for some of the great rollers which make you feel like you are really starting to get it. And me? well I went looking for White Nitro and it was a fair tussle!
Maine USA School Ski Trips: The other bits
The food in Sugarloaf was typical of US ski resorts and was plentiful and well priced. I really enjoyed the clam chowder in a bread bowl at lunch time. In the evenings there was a lot to do if you weren’t content with a swim and a meal. The Anti-Gravity Center was a blast. There is the option for a school group to take it over and spend a night using the courts or the trampolines. The snowshoeing was fun although we didn’t try the cross country skiing which also looked good. There was even an option to go back up the hill in a Snowcat but tubing held more sway that day.