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I'm not a fan of heated chairs but SL is cold and the lifts are long. Last time I was there it was in March and sub zero. I thought I knew what cold and steep was then I went to SL.Be curious to see when the Superquad gets a refresh. Have to imagine one of those fancy 8 packs is on their road map.
Was going to post my report about it last night and totally forgot. Couldn’t agree more with everything you said. Feels like its own ski area within a ski area. The best part for me is the parking situation now. Every main lot now has access straight to the trails. We got there at 8:30 and didn’t even hesitate to park in the new Lot G. Front row parking next to the Bucksaw trail and skied right to the lift. Perfect for tailgating at lunch.Skied Sugarloaf today and got to enjoy the new Bucksaw. Talk about a game changer for SL. There isn't a section of novice to low intermediate terrain at any other Eastern Mountain that can compare. Really LONG trails. Basically Whiffletree on steroids. My 5 year old was absolutely thrilled with the terrain. I'm sure the locals love the ski on parking from E & F lots too. Parking has always absolutely sucked at SL. This changes that.
The trails are all super wide and don't have a lot of character, but if I needed to bring a low intermediate skiing somewhere in New England, Sugarloaf would now be my number one choice because of the new terrain pod.