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   Maine: Sugarloaf Mountain Resort: Expansions
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West Mountain at Sugarloaf Mountain Resort
West Mountain Details
West Mountain
Status:Open
First Season of Operation:1984-85
Lifts:1 chairlift
Terrain:Novice and intermediate terrain
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In building a new golf course, Sugarloaf looked to surround it with real estate. Being a ski area, it was only natural to offer lift and trail access to the potential new home sites.

In the late 1970s, 1,170 acres of land were purchased in an area dubbed Crocker Basin. The planned terrain closest to the main mountain was the first to be developed, named West Mountain.

In 1984 a new Borvig double chair was installed from the top of the Bucksaw lift to adjacent the golf course clubhouse site. Originally designed as a double-double (two double chairlifts sharing the same towers), only one double chairlift was constructed.

Climbing 1,275 feet over a run of 6,968 feet, the terrain was very flat. As such, the only trail of any substance in the flatest, lower elevation would be the lift line.


West Mountain on the 2010 Sugarloaf trail map
West Mountain on the 2010 Sugarloaf trail map

The bottom of the West Mountain Double in 2011
The bottom of the West Mountain Double in 2011

The West Mountain Double in 2011
The West Mountain Double in 2011

Sugarloaf Mountain Resort Expansion History
Project NameSeasonStatus
Birches1970-71Open
Brackett Basin2010-11Open
Bucksaw1969-70Open
Burnt Mountain2013-14Open
Crocker Basin1980sCancelled
Crocker Mountain1970sCancelled
Snowbrook1985-86Open
Upper Mountain1956-57Open
West Mountain1984-85Open
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Last updated: April 5, 2014

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