Posted on March 19, 2018 and last updated on June 27, 2018

Sugarloaf Outdoor Center, Carrabassett Valley


  • Preserve Size: More than 1,000 acres
  • Trail Mileage: 54 miles
  • Pets: no
  • Difficulty: easy to difficult
  • Sights: views, ponds

(Incomplete map. There are more ski trails here, as well as snowshoe/single track bike trails.)

This is a wonderful place to x-c ski (albeit a bit pricier than most x-c places in Maine — adult day passes in 2018 were $23.) There are, according to the Outdoor Center, about 54 miles of groomed trails that criss-cross the side of the hill. The views through trees can be lovely. And when they mark a trail as black diamond, they mean it — long and steep hills. Some of the intermediate trails also can climb for a long time. If you ski here often enough, I imagine you’ll get quite fit!

Dogs are only allowed on one or two of the marked trails.

Directions: You can access this trail system for a number of spots on the mountain. Or you can park at the Outdoor Center lodge, at the end of Touring Center Road, off of Route 27, one mile south of the Sugarloaf access road. The address is 3001 Touring Center Road, and the lodge is 3/4 of a mile in. Be mindful of buying a pass if you do come in from the mountain! They do check at times.

My photos aren’t great…it was too cold to stop and take many photos!


Let me know if you have any trail updates or corrections!