Ski in and out from this slope side Sugarloaf West Mountain 1 room breakaway studio. With approximately 550sq. feet, the studio is best suited for couples, small families, solo travelers and serious skiers looking for easy access to all Sugarloaf has to offer (skiing, golf, hiking, mountain biking, etc.) and a comfortable and relaxing space to relax après–ski / adventure.
We have tried to outfit the space with the comfort and convenience of our guests in mind. In the main area you will find a new king upholstered bed with hotel quality mattress, quality linens, two large chairs and small side table, a 40" LED flat screen smart TV with Netflix and standard cable, wireless internet, iPhone charging station, 50" wall mounted electric fireplace, Alexa, bathrobes and a quartz heater for added warmth. This is the main living area which also contains the kitchenette and access to the bathroom. Across the hall we have added a small bunk room suitable for children or an extra guest with a twin over full bed and 32" smart TV. Note this TV is not currently hooked up to cable, but movies, TV shows, live stations and music can be watched via Netflix and other apps.
The kitchenette, in the main area of the Studio, was designed to maximize counter space while providing the essentials for quick and easy meal prep. This probably isn't the space to perfect your finest 8 course dinner menu, but all the essentials to eat in should you wish are here - microwave, 2 burner hot plate, griddle for pancakes, eggs and bacon, toaster/toaster oven, and slow cooker are provided. We've found you can make some pretty great après ski meals in a slow cooker! The under-counter refrigerator offers just enough space to store restaurant leftovers or weekend essentials. A full pot coffee maker, electric tea kettle and wine chiller are also provided.
The bathroom is small and the vanity doesn't have a ton of counter space, but the water pressure and waterfall / water spray luxury 8” shower head are great! Please note that while the bunk room and the main studio area have doors that can be closed to provide private sleeping spaces, guests in the bunk room will need to go through the main Studio area to access the bathroom.
Overall we've tried to make the studio a cozy, welcoming and comfortable space to come back to after a day on the slopes, golfing, mountain biking or enjoying all Carrabassett Valley has to offer.
*Please note that ski in / out is weather - condition dependent and that the West Mountain lift does not always run during the week so while it may be possible to ski home, you may have to take the shuttle to the main base area during the week if the lift is not running. Always check the Mountain's daily report before heading out.
Guests are provided with a code for keyless entry and may arrive any time after 3pm. Towels, bathrobes and all linens are provided for your use and you are welcome to use any spices, coffee, teas etc. during your stay. There is an assortment of games as well for your use. We have also provided a landline with unlimited long distance calling should you find your cell service is spotty on the mountain. We have clear cell service at the studio, but you never know from carrier to carrier. We hope our guests will make themselves at home and enjoy all that West Mountain has to offer as much as we do!
Interaction with guests:
We love Sugarloaf and occupy the upper floors of the town house with our two boys (8 and 10) most weekends and vacation weeks. We are available to answer questions or provide suggestions for local outings, however we also respect our guests privacy and the studio is completely separate from the main home and has its own private entrance.
West Mountain offers stunning views of the Bigelow Mountain Range and Crocker bowl and we love that you can ski/ hike/ mountain and fat bike/ snowshoe and golf all steps or minutes from the front door.
The studio is located on the ground level of a complex of town homes and you may hear people coming and going outside - especially in the morning and kids and families are heading out for the day.
The Sugarloaf Outdoor Center is approximately 3.5 miles away and offers cross-country skiing and snowshoeing on 90 km of groomed trails and ice skating on an NHL sized rink. The Outdoor Center also hosts numerous Nordic races and family friendly events throughout the season.
The Antigravity Complex offers a gym, skate park, rock climbing, exercise classes and a trampoline and is just behind Mountainside Grocers at the entrance of the access road.
Sugarloaf main base area offers a variety of bars, restaurants and music / events. Use the complimentary shuttle so you don't have to drive. There is ample parking onsite!
In the spring, summer and fall months, golfers will enjoy the short drive (or walk) to the Sugarloaf Golf Course, named one of Golfweek's top 100 resort courses for 2017!
Mountain and fat biking is also becoming very popular at Sugarloaf with races and biking festivals being added each year. Carrabassett Region NEMBA, in collaboration with the Town of Carrabassett Valley and Maine Huts & Trails, has created a two pod mountain bike trail system in the Carrabassett Valley area offering over 77 miles of mountain bike specific trail, approximately 22 miles of which are new or completely rebuilt trails.
On mountain ziplines, scenic chairlift rides, bars and restaurants and area fly fishing, rafting, mountain bike trails, guided adventures and moose tours, ensure there is something for everyone year round!
There is ample parking onsite and it is possible to park your car and not use it for the duration of your stay with the complimentary shuttle service and ski in / out opportunities.
During the winter season a complimentary shuttle picks up every 25 minutes or so just above the Studio and it is a short ride to the base lodge. The shuttle is also on call at night to transport to on mountain bars, restaurants events and some locations off-mountain in the valley.
Other things to note:
Thank you for considering our Studio on West Mountain for your Sugarloaf stay. Contact us if you have a larger party and need more space as rental of the upper 3 floors can be discussed either as a stand alone or in conjunction with the studio space.+ More