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Sugarloaf To Open Burnt Mountain Cat Skiing


Maine’s first cat skiing operation to open after nearly four feet of snow in the last week. (Sugarloaf)

After nearly four feet of new snow over the past week, Sugarloaf announced it will open its new Burnt Mountain Cat Skiing operation for the first time Friday, March 16.

Powder hounds can access Sugarloaf’s newest and most remote terrain on Burnt Mountain via snow cat. This is Maine’s first cat skiing operation, one of only a handful east of the Rocky Mountains.

Sidecountry delights with Burnt Mount Cat Skiing. (Sugarloaf)

Sugarloaf's snow cats are equipped to carry 10 passengers and will climb over 1.5 miles and 1400 vertical feet to the upper elevations of Burnt Mountain. At the top, skiers and riders will have access to over 100 acres of powder filled glades, including Androscoggin, Little Androscoggin, and the all-new Kennebec glade.

Space on the cats are limited and guests will need to reserve seats in advance. Prices range from $20-$30 per seat, depending on time of day. Reservations can be made online or in person at the Burnt Mountain Cat Skiing desk in the Sugarloaf Base Lodge. 

As a keepsake from the inaugural Burnt Mountain Cat Skiing experience, any guest who books a seat for Friday will also receive a free limited-edition cat skiing t-shirt.

Waiting for your arrival on Burnt Mountain. (Sugarloaf)

The Burnt Mountain experience is recommended for expert skiers and riders only. Anyone unfamiliar with the Burnt Mountain terrain is encouraged to visit ski patrol at the top of the Androscoggin Glade to ask questions.

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