Sugarloafing #271

There are many ways to enjoy Sugarloaf, Maine’s largest ski mountain. Today we speak with Bruce Miles, president of the Sugarloaf Mountain Ski Club, about the ski/skate program, which gives local children the opportunity to enjoy all that the resort has to offer. We also speak with Tom Fremont-Smith, president of Winterstick Snowboards.

Photo by Peter Frank Edwards


Bruce Miles

Bruce Miles is the president of the Sugarloaf Mountain Ski Club, which helps support the mountain’s ski/skate program. The ski/skate program is more than 50 years old and allows students to rent ski equipment or skates, and receive instruction from Sugarloaf personnel. Bruce first started teaching skiing and coaching at Sugarloaf in 1968, after graduating from South Portland high school.

Tom Fremont-Smith

Tom Fremont-Smith has been with Bigelow Mountain Partners LLC, owner of Winterstick, since making an investment in the company in 2001. As president, Tom guides the growth and development of Bigelow Mountain Partners and Winterstick, which makes snowboards at Sugarloaf. Tom has worked for Crested Butte Mountain, Irwin Lodge Cat Skiing, and with Greenland Outdoors Heli-skiing. Tom studied recreation business at Western State College in Colorado and was a firefighter and advanced EMT.