Carrabassett Valley

Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships - Sugarloaf

U.S. Alpine Championships

Watch the nation's top men and women alpine skiers take on the famed Narrow Gauge trail in Giant Slalom, Slalom, Super G, and Combined when the US Alpine Championships return to Sugarloaf, March 25-28, 2017. 

Watch the nation's top men and women alpine skiers take on the famed Narrow Gauge trail in Giant Slalom, Slalom, Super G, and Combined when the US Alpine Championships return to Sugarloaf, March 25-28, 2017. 

Event Schedule

Saturday, March 25

Men's and Women's Super G 

The championships kick off with a bang as both the men's and women's field test themselves on the fabled Narrow Gauge trail during the Super G, the only speed event at this year's U.S. Alpine Championships. See the nation's fastest skiers fly down the mountain at speeds topping 80mph, including World Junior Downhill Champion and Sugarloaf native Sam Morese.

  • Men's Start: 9:45am
  • Women's Start: 12:15pm
  • Parade of Athletes
  • National Anthem
  • Welcoming Remarks
  • Men's and Women's Super G Awards Presentation
  • Fireworks

Sunday, March 26

Men's and Women's Slalom

Enjoy the slower speeds and technical skill of the slalom competition on Narrow Gauge. 

  • Women's First Run Start: 9:00am
  • Men's First Run Start: 10:30am
  • Women's Second Run Start: 12:00pm
  • Men's Second Run Start: 1:30pm
  • Awards Presentation On The Beach: 2:30pm (subject to change)

Monday, March 27

Women's Giant Slalom

Speed and technical skill combine in the giant slalom, as the country's top female ski racers battle it out on Narrow Gauge. 

  • Women's First Run Start: 9:30am
  • Women's Second Run Start: 12:30pm
  • Awards Presentation On The Beach: 2:00pm (subject to change)


Tuesday, March 28

Men's Giant Slalom

Speed and technical skill combine in the giant slalom, as the country's top male ski racers battle it out on Narrow Gauge. 

  • Men's First Run Start: 9:30am
  • Men's Second Run Start: 12:30pm
  • Awards Presentation On The Beach: 1:30pm (subject to change)

 

Where To Watch

The Narrow Gauge trail provides several opportunities for spectators to view the action throughout the 2017 U.S. Alpine Championships. The best place to catch the action and get up close and personal with the athletes is at the finish area of each day's races. The finish area provides ample space for spectators, and provides limited opportunities to interact with some of the athletes as they exit the finish corral. 

Please note: Transportation will not be provided for non-skiing spectators. All spectators will be required to ski or hike to viewing areas. 

Opening Ceremonies

Join the entire Sugarloaf community as we welcome the nation's best skiers to our mountain on Saturday, March 25. The Opening Ceremonies will feature a parade of athletes, speeches by notable members of the Sugarloaf, Maine, and U.S. Ski Team communities, as well as a spectacular fireworks display from Atlas Fireworks. 

All event details may be found at http://www.sugarloaf.com/usalpine/event-schedule

 

 

Date: 
Sat, Mar 25th, 9:45am to Sun, Mar 26th, 9:00am
Venue: 
Annual Event: 
Yes

Sugarloaf Mountain Bike Festival

The First Annual Sugarloaf Mountain Bike Festival is September 22nd
With guided rides, free bike demos, skills clinics, great food, and even live music, it’s shaping up to be a seriously awesome weekend. There are still some fun volunteer opportunities available:

When you volunteer for four hours, you get:

  • Free access to the event for the entire weekend, including all rides, clinics, demos, and music.
  • Free meal during your shift
  • Free event t-shirt

For more information, click here.

Date: 
Thu, Sep 22nd (All day) to Sun, Sep 25th (All day)
Venue: 
Sport: 
Annual Event: 
Yes
Photos: 

The Flume

On Saturday, August 20th Sugarloaf will be hosting our first ever trail running race, The Flume. There will be both a 5K and 10K option for this rugged backcountry foot race through the Sugarloaf Nordic Trail network. Celebrate your accomplishments with a complimentary finish-line beer and a lively post-race feed. Come back Saturday night and enjoy a free outdoor concert by Bluegrass favorite, Tricky Britches.

 

For more information and where to register, click here.

Date: 
Sat, Aug 20th (All day)
Venue: 
Annual Event: 
No
Photos: 

Maine Huts and Trails Backwoods Duathloon

Maine Huts & Trails is partnering with their friends at Baxter Outdoors (the events team from Baxter Brewing) to bring you the 2016 Backwoods Duathlon! Enter either solo or as a team of two, and race by bike and by foot on the trails surrounding Stratton Brook Hut. The trail running segment is 10k, and the mountain biking segment is 15k, which includes an exciting descent down Oak Knoll Trail- one of the best rides in New England.

 

For more information, click here.

Date: 
Sat, Aug 6th (All day)
Photos: 

Narrow Gauge Frozen 5K

Narrow Gauge Frozen 5K 

Snowshoe Race

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Carrabassett Valley, ME

Celebrate this valentine's day weekend with a Maine's most beautiful 5k Snowshoe race. This course begins and ends at the Maine Huts & Trails, Stratton Brook Trailhead and takes racers along the banks of the Carrabassett River on a mixture of double track groomed and single track ungroomed snowshoe trail.

Stick around after the race for homemade cookies and a cool down Baxter beer (for racer's over 21).

For more information please visit www.baxteroutdoors.com

Date: 
Sat, Feb 13th,
10:00am to 2:00pm
Annual Event: 
No

Carrabassett Backcountry Cycle Challenge

6th Annual Carrabbassett Backcountry Cycling Challenge

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Sugarloaf Outdoor Center 

Carrabassett Valley, ME

The Endurance Races include a 100k, 50K, and 15k events over varied single and double track that offer a true back country race experience.

For more information please visit www.bikereg.com

Date: 
Sat, Jul 16th,
8:00am to 6:00pm
Sport: 
Annual Event: 
Yes

Sugarloaf Marathon and 15k

The 34th annual Sugarloaf Marathon and 15k

Sunday, May 15, 2016 

Sugarloaf Mountain

The Sugarloaf Marathon is Maine's oldest continuously run marathon.

For more information please visit www.sugarloaf.com/marathon

Date: 
Sun, May 15th (All day)
Venue: 
Annual Event: 
Yes

Sugarloaf Banked Slalom

The 6th Annual Sugarloaf Banked Slalom 

March 19-20, 2016

Sugarloaf Mountain 

One of the East's last snowboard-only events! Snowboarders will unite to celebrate the growth of the sport and to rip it up by many definitions of the phrase. 

For more information on registration and lodging please visit www.sugarloaf.com/activities-and-nightlife/events/sugarloaf-banked-slalom-

Date: 
Sat, Mar 19th (All day) to Sun, Mar 20th (All day)
Venue: 
Annual Event: 
Yes

Maine Huts & Trails Backwoods Duathlon

Webpage: www.baxteroutdoors.com/events/2015_summer1.html
 
Discipline(s): Mountain Bike, Trail Run
 
Race Options:
 
25km Duathlon - solo (10km trail run +15 km MTB)
25km Duathlon - team (10km trail run +15 km MTB)
 
Event Description:
 
Welcome back to the mountains of Western Maine. For our second summer in Carrabassett Valley, Baxter Outdoors and Maine Huts & Trails partner to bring you the MH&T Backwoods Duathlon. This 25km Mtn. Bike/Trail Run combo can be tackled either solo or as a team.
 
The course will focus on the Maine Huts & Trails network surrounding the Stratton Brook Hut, including a 10km trail run and a 15km mountain bike leg. Both segments will take place on a combination of the Narrow Gauge Pathway, Crommet's Trail, and Newton's Revenge, with the MTB leg descending on the newly cut Oak Knoll Trail.
 
Come join us in Carrabassett Valley on August 1st for a great race on some of Maine's best terrain! 
 
Price:
 
$35/$40 ----- 25km Duathlon (Solo): Early Bird/Normal
 
$55/$65 ----- 25km Duathlon (Team): Early Bird/Normal
 
 
What's Included:
 
● Entry to Race
● Baxter Outdoors: Multi-Use Bandana Buff
● Day-of race snacks and water
● Other Baxter Outdoors swag (i.e. stickers, magnets, etc)
 
 
Event Schedule:
 
8:00am: Race registration opens 
9:30am: Race course brief
10:00am: Race Start

Date: 
Sat, Aug 1st,
10:00am to 1:00pm
Annual Event: 
Yes

Fat Tire Festival

With the ever-growing popularity of mountain biking in the Carrabassett Valley area, Sugarloaf will host the first ever Sugarloaf Fat Tire Festival, April 3-5, 2015, the resort announced today. The festival will be organized in collaboration with the Carrabassett Region New England Mountain Bike Association (CRNEMBA) and Maine Huts & Trails.


Fat tire biking is a cycling subcategory that has garnered an impressive following since its 2012 emergence; the concept and design have been around since the 1980’s.


The bikes are comprised of wide rims, extra-large tires, and an oddly-dimensioned frame that holds the unit together. With the wider tires, some measuring 4+ inches, cycling enthusiasts are able to bike in places and conditions that were previously impossible. The additional surface area adds notable grip and makes these vehicles capable of covering ground on soft surfaces such as mud, sand, and even snow.


The resort’s three-day festival will feature fat bike demos, a guided ride, lunch at the Stratton Brook Hut, and highlighted by a fat tire bike race up and back down a specially designed race course built on Sugarloaf’s trail network.

Date: 
Sat, Feb 6th (All day) to Sun, Feb 7th (All day)
Venue: 
Sport: 
Annual Event: 
Yes

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