| Sep. 30th, 2014

Moose on the Loose at Sugarloaf

It's been a busy off-season at Sugarloaf.

Crews have been cutting additional trails on the new Brackett Basin, which is expanding the mountain dramatically by adding back-country ski terrain on Burnt Mountain.

The old Spillway chairs, which broke down and stranded riders last season, have been removed. The chairs were auctioned off, with proceeds going to the Ski Museum of Maine.

The mountain has added a new quad lift called the Skyline in its place. The $3 million dollar improvement will travel 500 feet per minute at a total distance of 3,746 feet with a rise of 1,457 vertical feet. Helicopters delivered the towers for Skyline in September and the lift's haul rope is installed at this point too.

Although humans have been chopping trees and installing equipment, it's still the north woods. A moose on the loose dropped by the maintenance shed yesterday, according to the Loaf's Twitter feed, presumably to check up on the off-season progress and remind everyone who really rules Maine.

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