November 22, 2013

Sugarloaf ski resort opens for season

The Associated Press

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Maine’s Sugarloaf ski resort is opening for its 63rd season.

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In this 2011 file photo, Ashley Taylor takes her first run on the Sugarloaf Banked Slalom. Sugarloaf ski resort has opened for the 2013-14 season.

Derek Davis/Staff Photographer

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The largest ski area east of the Rocky Mountains will open Friday thanks to temperatures in the teens and low 20s this week.

It will be open seven days a week.

Sugarloaf employed new snowmaking technology this year as part of its 10-year development plan. The resort also plans to install new lifts and expand the ski area onto Burnt Mountain.

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