Carrabassett Valley

Moose Man

Matt Tincker spends his workdays looking for animals. He paddles in canoes and walks trails through the woods, always watching out for wildlife. “I’ll be out with people on the lake, the water is like glass, an eagle flies overhead, … Continue reading

Home Away from Home

When Justine Steele traveled through Europe six years ago, he took the adventurous route and stayed in hostels rather than hotels. He loved the laid-back style of shared lodging, and he and his wife, Melanie, dreamed of opening a hostel … Continue reading

Carrabassett Valley: Summer

Friday Evening: My friend Emily Ryan and I check into our room at the Sugarloaf Mountain Hotel for our end-of- summer weekend trip. We are thrilled to find that it’s a two-story suite with a sitting area, kitchenette, Murphy bed, and bathroom … Continue reading

Carrabassett Valley: Winter

Friday Afternoon: Experienced skiers and riders know that bona fide epic days on the mountain are defined by either heaps of fresh snow (even if it’s still falling) or full-out sunshine and blue skies. If you’re lucky, like we are … Continue reading

Capture

“Spring is one of my favorite seasons at Sugarloaf. The skiing is amazing, and it seems as if everyone is energized after being released from the multiple layers worn to keep warm during the winter months. Riding up the lift, you … Continue reading

Sugarloaf Glades

Androscoggin Glade Previously only accessible by hiking or skinning, Sugarloaf Mountain Resort recently expanded access to Burnt Mountain with New England’s first true cat-skiing operation, which will transport skiers up the mountain in 12-passenger snowcats. Androscoggin Glade on the eastern … Continue reading

The Coplin Dinner House

On a sweltering day in August, Sadie, a Portuguese water dog, greets me as I pull off Carrabassett Road in Coplin Plantation. Her enthusiastic welcome is matched by that of her owners, Heidi Donovan and Tony Rossi. They are waiting for … Continue reading

Milestone Miler

At 4:30 a.m. the alarm starts its tune. It’s May and the weather has been wacky. We’re up in typically cool mountain climes, but the thermometer reached the 90s a couple days ago. It’s been a weather rollercoaster lately. On this dawning … Continue reading

Going for the Good

It’s 2.a.m. at Sugarloaf, and an arctic wind whirls in icy gusts outside the base lodge, where the temperature hovers several degrees below zero. Most Loafers are in bed on this early Sunday morning, but a number of skiers are still … Continue reading