Summer Fun

Mainely Skiing Weekly Email (May 5, 2023)

Welcome to the Mainely Skiing Summer Email! This email will be sent straight to your inbox whenever we release new emails. In this email, we will highlight all the summer activities in or around the Rangeley Area!

Sugarloaf Golf Course Opening Date:

Join fellow Sugarloafers on the course for the Sugarloaf Golf Course opening day. The course opens May 26 and will be open for the season. For more info and to book your tee time, click the link below.

Upcoming Events:

Make sure to add these events to your calendar to keep yourself up to date with the local happenings. Of course, you can always visit our events page, which is constantly getting updated so you can know about the event before anyone else! Click here

Event Name:Start Date:End Date:Occurrence:
Sugarloaf MarathonMay 14May 14One Day
Mother’s Day Brunch @ Sunday RiverMay 14May 14One Day
Sugarloaf Golf Course Opening DayMay 26May 26One Day
Memorial Day WeekendMay 27May 29Three Days
5th Annual Rangeley Birding FestivalJune 9June 11Three Days
Sunday River Tough Mountain ChallengeJune 22June 22One Day
42nd Annual Sugarloaf Ski Club Classic Golf TournamentJune 23June 23One Day
Sunday River Mini Mountain ChallengeJune 23June 23One Day
12/OC Band @ SaddlebackJuly 5July 5One Day
Xterra Trail Run World Championships @ SugarloafOctober 1October 1One Day
Oktoberfest 2023 @ SaddlebackOctober 7October 7One Day

Sugarloaf Marathon:

The Sugarloaf Marathon is an official qualifier for the Boston Marathon. We are certified by the United States Track and Field Association (USATF) as an official sanctioned event. Over the years the Sugarloaf Marathon has become extremely popular among running enthusiasts from around the world. With a strict limit of 2,000 participants, this race will sell out. In 2018, 30.1% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon making Sugarloaf the fastest course in Maine and one of the top in the nation.

Located in the mountains of Western Maine, the Sugarloaf Marathon follows scenic route 27 as it winds through the Bigelow Mountain range and follows the Carrabassett River. The course starts in the town of Eustis, travels through Carrabassett Valley and finishes in the town of Kingfield. The first 5 miles of the race are relatively flat, miles 5-10 consist of rolling hills with a steady two-mile climb at mile 8. The last 16 miles has a gradual decent with an elevation loss of 980 feet. Marathon runners continue to record personal-best times while racing Sugarloaf.

  • Marathon Start Address:
    Cathedral Pines Campground
    945 Arnold Trail
    Eustis, ME 04936
  • Marathon Start Time:
    7:00am – Runners and walkers will start at the same time. We ask that walkers start in the far back of the pack. 
  • Sugarloaf 15K
    The Sugarloaf 15K takes place on the last half of the marathon course, starting in Carrabassett Valley and following the Carrabassett River to the town of Kingfield. The course has an elevation loss of 300 feet from start to finish. The course stays on scenic Route 27 with no turns or intersections until the finish line.
  • 15K Start Address:
    Ayotte’s Country Store
    1215 Carrabassett Drive
    Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947
  • 15K Start Time:
    7:30am – Runners and walkers will start at the same time. We ask that walkers start in the far back of the pack. 
  • Finish Location:
    West Kingfield Road Ballfield
    832 West Kingfield Road Kingfield, ME 04947

For more information, click the link below:

BIG News From Sunday River:

Just announced – Two new lifts will be taking skiers and riders up the mountains of Sunday River. A new Merrill Hill Triple will access the back side of the mountain and add to the Real Estate options and ski-in, and ski-out house lots. Also, the most highly anticipated announcement, a brand new, Doppelmayr High-Speed, 6-Person Bubble chair will replace the Barker Mountain Express. Both lift upgrades are expected to open for the 2023-2024 ski season. For the latest on the Sunday River 2030 project, click the link below.

Saddleback Webcams:

Have you visited the Saddleback Webcams? With three cameras scattered across the mountain, you’re guaranteed to get the best sunset. You could go back in time if you missed the best part. Click the link below to see last night’s sunset!

Last Chair:

With this week bringing some torrential flooding for parts of the Maine Mountain region, make sure you travel safely when using roads as water has washed some roads away.


It’s Sugarloaf’s closing day weekend. Get out and enjoy the sunshine and warm temps. It will be another corn harvest.

High:56 65 63
Low:39 43 42
Based out of Rangeley

Enjoy the sun!

– Keegan

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