How is it holding up?.. Anyone been there lately?..
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1/7/07 at 2:18pm
Treewell....Have you skied Sugarloaf this year??
If not, I'm not going to argue over the 'loaf and SR thing.
Up her in the NorthEast, Sunday River and Sugarloaf have a way of butting heads. Don't ask me why?? All I know is that Sunday River doesn't compare to Sugarloaf.
How many Olympians have come from Sunday River??
Uh Oh?? Have I started something?? (let's keep it fun!)
Treewell...you said it well. I like both mountains, too. For different reasons.
Sugarloaf ski's much bigger than SR. You can have trails to yourself in a good winter. 1,400 acres. Timberline from the top is so gentle. I like the one peak and the variety that it offers. Bumps and groomed all on one trail. Wide, steep headwalls that are made for GS ski's. In a good winter the snowfields can't be beat. White Nitro groomed from the top (winch cat). And, they do a great job with both, snowmaking and grooming. Sugarloaf is a skiers mountain. I can ski Sugarloaf for about 5 hours and then I am d-u-n......done!!
Sunday River, on the other hand, has good grooming and long intermediate cruisers. I like the rolling terrain it offers and 3-D is the perfect intermediate bump trail. The tree skiing at Sunday River is quite fun. They do a good job of pruning. The lifts have a lot of "shut downs" on the ride up. Drives me nuts!! I can ski Sunday River all day. That makes it nice in itself. Gentler.
How do you compare the two mountains??
As a high schooler from North Shore Mass, Sunday River & Bethel was my favorite place 'close by' while Sugarloaf was 'the big destination' along with Stowe. Sounds like Sunday River has grown considerably, but the relative terrain is the same from what I recall. Hopefully, you'll get a bump in the snow department. It was amazing to watch a little of the Patriots game with everyone in t-shirts at Foxboro. Just weird.