After skiing the 'Loaf for 10 years, I moved to Colorado only to discover that none of the ski resorts even came close to the ""personality"" that Sugarloaf has. Many resorts out West cater to rich Texans in fur, while at Sugarloaf you will feel comfortable in a hockey jersey, camo pants, or a sweater. Sugarloaf's employees are energetic, fun, and helpful. You could meet a 70-year-old on a snowboard, a 40-something in the bar, or a teenager in the ski shop and they are all there for the same reasons...the atmosphere, the snow, and the only above treeline skiing in the East. Like the sign says when you're entering Carrabassett Valley, ""From here on, your life will never be the same.""
Pros: Good Parking, Great People, Wonderful Atmosphere
Cons: Chilly, Distant Location