Located in Carrabassett Valley (Maine), Sugarloaf due to its northern location and high elevation, has one of the longest ski seasons in the East and is recognized as the "King of Spring"resort. Last season the resort remained open until May 5, and plans to stay open into May again this year. Until Sunday Sugarloaf is celebrating the 21st Annual Bud Light Reggae Fest, the resort’s biggest annual event that typically draws upwards of 10,000 guests.
Sugarloaf is operated by Boyne Resorts, the third largest resort network in North America. Founded by Everett Kircher in 1947, Boyne Resorts is still a family owned, Michigan-based corporation. Boyne Resorts' portfolio currently includes Michigan's two premier mountain and golf resorts, Boyne Highlands and Boyne Mountain; The Inn at Bay Harbor - A Renaissance Golf Resort in Michigan; Big Sky Resort in Montana; Brighton Ski Resort in Big Cottonwood Canyon near Salt Lake City, Utah; Crystal Mountain near the Mt. Rainier National Park in Seattle and The Summit at Snoqualmie in Washington; Loon Mountain in New Hampshire; Sugarloaf and Sunday River resorts in Maine; Cypress Mountain near Vancouver, British Columbia--official freestyle skiing and snowboard venue for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games; and Gatlinburg Sky Lift near the Great Smokey Mountains National Park in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.