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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.

The scenery

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.

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Maine USA School Ski Trips

Tour details…

Price: Please enquire
Tour Duration: 7 days
Min No. Paying Passengers: 40
No. Free Places: 4 free staff
Accommodation: The Sugarloaf Inn
Board Basis: Full board
Excursions & Inclusions: Lift Pass, Equipment Hire, Lessons & Evening Entertainment



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Where it’s held…

Sugarloaf

We were struck by the sheer beauty of the Maine region, 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.

Sugarloaf certainly lives up to its reputation for school ski trips. We were all at different levels but had no difficulty in finding plenty of thrills even for beginners or intermediate skiers.

The accommodation

The Sugarloaf Inn

The Sugarloaf Inn is central to all skiing and entertainment activities and is an ideal location to base your group, with the added bonus of being able to ski back to your hotel. There is a relaxed atmosphere and for many years group leaders have enjoyed the opportunity to relax in the Shipyard Brewhouse at the end of the day whilst being in a prime location to keep an eye on the group.

The rooms are warm and well proportioned and the en-suite bathrooms are well presented. Meals are served in the hotel dining room whilst bar meals, coffee and drinks are available in the Shipyard Brewhouse.

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The Sugarloaf Inn

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