Maine Hitting The Snow Jackpot

Don't fill up on leftovers; there's a second helping coming tonight to Sugarloaf. (Sugarloaf/Facebook)

Although they say there are no friends on a powder day, you can bet friends will be rejoicing at the snowfall jackpot that has hit Maine’s Sugarloaf, Sunday River and Shawnee Peak.

Sugarloaf’s season snow total is up to 157 inches, with four feet of that blower pow hitting in February – which is only half over. Winter Storm Orson brought 26 inches to the lucky ones who could play hooky in the mountains on Monday, and the resort expects another 12-16 inches of snow to fall Wednesday and Thursday, setting the resort up for an excellent vacation week.

“The skiing and riding conditions are incredible. I’d go as far as saying they are some of the best in my life,” Sugarloaf’s Noelle Tuttle told

Sunday River’s season to date snowfall already twice as much as same time last year.

Sunday River is reveling in February’s four feet of snow (and counting) as well. Since Sunday, Sunday River Resort has amassed 24 inches of new snow. “We’ve got another two inches today and it looks like up to 19 inches by the time this storm is over,” Sunday River’s Darcy Lambert told us. “The skiing is just amazing. With all this new snow, everything is getting filled in, again and again.”

Sunday River is 100 percent open across all eight of its interconnected peaks

Shawnee Peak

Shawnee Peak is in the sweet spot for February snow, too. “These are the best conditions we’ve had for the February vacation week in the five years I’ve been here,” Shawnee Peak’s Rachael Wilkinson told us. With three feet of new snow in the last week and another 12-16 inches coming Wednesday night, “the mountain is a really happy place. Skiers are thrilled.”

Shawnee Peak’s Monday Night Madness offers night skiing, 3:30-9 p.m. this coming Monday for $19, a great vacation week deal.