Apres Ski in Sugarloaf

Sugarloaf Village

There is only one on-mountain restaurant, the ski-in, ski-out Bullwinkle’s, although in the village are 16 further restaurants offering a choice of fast food or a multicourse, elegant meal.

The village at Sugarloaf was created in the 1970s and has more than 40 restaurants and stores. Centrally located at the base of the mountain, it offers the only true slopeside village in the East. Visitors return year after year because of the welcoming community setting. Trails all lead back to the base area, providing convenient meeting points for families and friends. With the shuttle services available you can leave your car parked from arrival to departure if you wish.

Sugarloaf Restaurants & Bars

There are several bars in the resort that appeal to most ages.

The Widowmaker Lounge in the Base Lodge is the best place for après ski, with live entertainment every Friday and Saturday night. The Bag and Kettle Restaurant and Pub offers “Blues Night” on Mondays. The Shipyard Brewhaus in Sugarloaf Inn has “Open Mic Night” on Wednesdays; the Double Diamond Restaurant and Pub, in the Grand Summit Hotel, offers live entertainment nightly; and Theo’s Sugarloaf Brewery has “Margarita Night” on Wednesdays.

The Shipyard Brewhaus in Sugarloaf Inn, Double Diamond Restaurant and Pub, and Bullwinkle’s all have an extensive list of quality wines. Sugarloaf liquor laws allow alcohol to be served to adults aged 21 years or over. Children can accompany parents in bars and other places serving alcohol only until they stop serving food. Bars generally close at 1:00 am.

Sugarloaf Other Activities

The Turbo Tubing Park, with four 1,000-foot (304-m) chutes off Lower Whiffletree, has its own lift and lighting system for night tubing.

The Sugarloaf Sports and Fitness Center and the Antigravity Recreational Complex (A.G.C.) are located near the resort entrance. The Fitness Center has a pool, weight room, hot tubs, tanning beds and racquetball courts. The A.G.C. offers a wide variety of indoor activities including Maine’s largest climbing wall, plus a skate park and skate bowl. Cross-country skiing at the Outdoor Center offers 65 miles (105 km) of trails weaving through the Longfellows between Sugarloaf, Crocker and Bigelow mountains.

The Outdoor Center also has an Olympic-sized outdoor ice skating rink with music and lights, and snowshoeing, with guided snowshoe safaris and moonlight snowshoeing. The village has several stores but apart from the usual logoed merchandise, Maine-made gifts, skiing and snowboarding gear and clothing, there’s not that much in the way of shopping.

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