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Sugarloaf


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Sugarloaf


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Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

113

Rank in
Region

7

Rank in
State

1

Best time for snow at
Sugarloaf
Snow quality compared w/
rest of North American resorts
Last 10 Days of Snowfall at Sugarloaf

Powder
Forecast

Powder Forecast
Tuesday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Wednesday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Thursday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Friday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Saturday
Day
0"
Night
0"
True Snow: 172" per year
Snow Quality Rank

162

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Dump Potential Rank

151

Sugarloaf is ranked No. 151 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Historical Powder Odds
Daily Lottery

% of days with more than 6" of snow

8.0%

Extended Stay

% of months with more than 90" of snow

0.0%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

40.7%

*Special thanks to Tony Crocker and Bestsnow.net.

Dump Potential Rank

151

Sugarloaf is ranked No. 151 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Snow
Quality
Rank

162

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Total Snow Score

This score accounts for total snow quantity, its moisture content, the resort's latitude, elevation, and its slope aspects, which affect total snow preservation.

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Core Strengths of Sugarloaf

Core Strengths
Expert
rank
58
score
40.1
Overall
rank
113
score
55.0
Snow Volume
rank
151
score
40.6

Trail Breakdown

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Vertical Drop

2820 ft

4237 ft
Base Elevation: 1417 ft

Slope Aspects

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A few words on the Snow at Sugarloaf

Sugarloaf's snow record is about average for the East. Deep powder is rare with only 8.2% of winter days recording 6 inches or more of snow and less than 1% of months with 90 inches or more. The key risk to snow conditions everywhere in the East is rain. The rain is often followed by hard freezes that can close advanced or ungroomed terrain. This is a minor issue for the locals, who can sit out the wet weather and wait for improvement. It does, however, make planning a trip over a week in advance more of a gamble.

Accumulation and Preservation

Sugarloaf averages 55% open at New Year's with nearly half of seasons being less than half open by New Year's. Sugarloaf is one of the largest eastern ski areas and has the most extensive late season skiing in the East. For snow preservation, it's farther north than Vermont and much higher than Quebec's ski areas, plus it's 70% north facing. As a result it averages 80% open at first of April and still 75% open in mid-April.