Sugarloaf: Ethan Austin
It’s all about timing. To avoid crowds and inflated prices, we recommend the period between high and low seasons when the weather is fine, places are still open and happy to welcome travelers, and you can explore a destination at your own pace. ShermansTravel experts call this magical time and space continuum the Sweet Spot.

When to go to Sugarloaf

Peak Season: November to February

In winter, about 21,000 skiers board the lift each hour to get up to the tallest summit in Maine. December brings families on winter break; January has White White World Week, with dance parties at night and events like the Bathing Suit Sled Derby and the Snowshoe Obstacle Course during the day.

Off Season: May to early November

Scenic chairlift rides, zip lines, and hiking trails aim to extend the season in summer, though much of the resort upgrades for the winter and areas may be closed.

Sweet Spot: March to April

Skiing usually ends by mid-March, but events like the Sugarloaf Schuss championship Alpine race, Reggae Fest, and Easter festivities (a costume parade, a scavenger hunt) keep the atmosphere festive.

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