CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Committed to making improvements in snowmaking,
wind resistance and upgrading the resort, Sugarloaf is investing $1.8
million in projects to be done this summer for the upcoming ski season.

This amount raises the total to more than $11 million spent in capital
improvements to the resort since it joined the Boyne Resorts family in
2007.

This summer’s snowmaking projects are geared toward improved efficiency
and increased early-season terrain. Upgrades include a snowmaking line,
hydrants and guns on Gondola Line Extension. This will allow Sugarloaf
to open a signature expert trail covering more than 1,500 vertical feet
from the summit early in the season.

Other snowmaking upgrades include electricity for more Boyne low-energy
fan guns on the Sidewinder Snowboardcross Course and 5,000 feet of new
snowmaking pipe throughout the mountain.
“We’ve committed a lot of resources over the past few years to
improving our snowmaking system and the results were extremely evident
during the first few weeks of the season last year,” said John Diller,
Sugarloaf general manager. “The upgrades this summer continue with the
same objective, which is to make more snow and open more terrain early
in the season.”

Moving into the second phase of last summer’s resort upgrades,
Sugarloaf will complete the replacement of lift buildings and trail
signage throughout the mountain, and will continue with renovations to
the Base Lodge.

Sugarloaf will also work to reduce the effects of wind on its lifts,
with new wind fencing at the top of the No. 3 T-bar and double runner
lift, as well as new sheave train configurations on the SuperQuad.
In addition to Sugarloaf’s $1.8 million capital improvement plan, the
Sugarloaf Mountain Hotel will see more than $600,000 in upgrades
through the Sugarloaf Mountain Condominium Center Association.

To learn more about Sugarloaf, visit www.sugarloaf.com or call 1-800-THE-LOAF.




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