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Sugarloaf/Sunday River....Done Deal!!

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Read in the paper this morning that the sale of Sugarloaf and Sunday River is a done deal. It was mentioned in the paper that the new owners are in it for the long haul and that 2007 will be a "clean up" year and that 2008 will be the beginning of replacing equipment and expansions.

In all due respect to the new owners......Word on the street is very exciting!!......At Sugarloaf the 2 Spillway chairs that service the face of the mountain will be replaced with a quad. If this is true, it is a God sent upgrade!!
Also word has it that the Timberline quad will be replaced with a "bubble cover" quad.....another God sent upgrade. This lift services the snowfields and other black terrain as well as green terrain from the top of the mountain.
Also, and I repeat, this is word on the street......the BIG plan involves developing Burnt Mountain!!!! OMG!!!! If this happens Sugarloaf will be the World Class resort that it is capable of being. Burnt Mountain, as viewed from Sugarloaf, looks to be a gorgeous area made for skiing with tremendous views and terrain that would suit every ability. It's an area that craves development!! Please, let it be true!!??

At this point I would hope that Steve Kircher, who has posted here before, would chime in with some first hand comments about the plans for Sugarloaf and Sunday River. We all know that rumors can cause false hope and confusion. Skiing is important to us here in the northeast for a couple of reasons.....1) Outdoor recreation and 2) It helps the economy and employs people during the winter months.

I wish everyone at Boyne and CNL the best of luck and above all.....Welcome to New England!!

Onward
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i kind of knew sugarloaf was going to be sold, but when i saw this on their website(yeah i was on it in august), i couldnt believe it was done...and to a company thats family owned and legit. Sugarloaf has been my favorite NE resort since the first time i was there about 4 years ago. being from SE pa, its no easy trip, but every winter i make the haul at least once to enjoy the best skiing the east has.

from the looks of the new owners, it seems sugarloaf and sunday river are in for some nice upgrades...finally escaping the grips of ASC, which it seems managed just enough to keep people happy and get by. I cant imagine what is going to be done in the next 5-10 years. if anyone knows anything about upgrades or expansion fill us in. it is kinda early to speculate, but im just happy such a great mountain fell into what seems to be the right hands. from the other mountains boyne manages and runs, i can only imagine the potential. heres hoping to great things for the loaf and sunday river.
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being from SE pa, its no easy trip, but every winter i make the haul at least once to enjoy the best skiing the east has.
I'm also from SE Pa and I just finished helping my brother move to Franklin County. I was surprised how fast the trip went. It really didn't seem like a bad drive at all. But, I was by myself. I'm sure goes slower when others are riding along. But, from now on I'll be making the drive a few times each year, as well. What route do you take? You can PM if you prefer.

Thanks.

Tim
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The current lift system has been my only beef with Sugarloaf so the upgrades will be a huge plus...any expansion plans would be an added bonus but the mountain is great as it is.
Sunday River's lift system and terrain is terrific as is so I seriously doubt you'll see any major expansion plans in the next 10 years...the footprint of the mountain is already about three miles across. I've heard rumors of expansion past the Jordan Bowl area but just don't see it happening for a LONG time...but that's OK.
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I beg to differ on Sunday River's lift's. They are old and every time I ski there I experience lots of stops when riding the lifts. The quad up from the Barker lodge was installed 15 to 20 years ago.

As for expansion of the trail system there, let it be where it stands now.
The place is too sprawling. Les Otten would keep cutting trails all the way to California. Enough already.

At Sugarloaf, I would love to see a real nice mid mountain lodge. Make it big to handle crowds.
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At Sugarloaf, I would love to see a real nice mid mountain lodge. Make it big to handle crowds.
Aww, c'mon, now ... they added about 50 square ft to Bullwinkle's about 10 years ago...

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:50 square feet.

Too funny.

Bullwinkles needs an upgrade, or, how about a brand new lodge at the top of Whiffletree!!!

That's what I'm talking about!!!!
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:50 square feet.

Too funny.

Bullwinkles needs an upgrade, or, how about a brand new lodge at the top of Whiffletree!!!

That's what I'm talking about!!!!
Not a bad idea, especially for days when you'd like to spend most of your time in the King Pine Bowl.
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