The State of Maine is known for many things. For one, it is home to some of the nation's biggest and best supplies of seafood – lobsters and clams in particular. Maine is also the known hometown of popular fiction writer, Stephen King, and was the setting of most of his novels (and film adaptations).
Its location along the Rockies also makes it popular among ski lovers from all over the world because of the state's inclination to the sport. It has a long historic love affair with the sport that is chronicled and preserved in its Maine Ski Museum. The museum, located in Kingfield, contains artifacts and documents that are a collection of the Sugarloaf Ski Club and many other Maine ski enthusiasts. Collection includes a large number of clippings from journals and newspapers regarding Maine and skiing, as well as original skis and ski boots that are made in the state. The oldest of these items date back to as far as the early 1900s.
This long history of skiing in the state of Maine is attributed to the good skiing conditions and the slopes of the mountains in Maine. Two of the most famous, and well-loved ski mountains in Maine are Sunday River and Sugarloaf Mountains.
Sunday River boasts not only of perfectly conditioned slopes and the best ski vacation experience to its guests but of the best and most advanced snow making technology in the East. These snowmaking machines work on all 131 trails of the Sunday River ski resort that are spread on eight interconnected mountains - each trail a different experience from the other. Snowboarders are also very much welcome here, as well as novice and beginner skiers with the resort's ski instruction program. Other than that, the mountain has a total of four terrain parks, three half pipes, ten glades, and snow tubing facility. It is serviced by 18 lifts and has a summit elevation of 3,140 feet.
Standing as the second highest peak in Maine, and among the highest in all of the New England region, Sugarloaf also holds the record for being the largest ski resort in the state. Skiers can ski to infinity (or almost!) with Sugarloaf's 1,400 skiable acres divided on 138 marked trails. Not contented with its list of superlatives, the mountain also has the longest vertical drop in all of New England at 2,820 feet. Sugarloaf's terrains are made up of glades by up to 13%, accessible via the 16 lifts that service the resort. It also offers snowboarding and snowtubing amenities to complete the ski vacation package.
Maine has been endowed by nature with everything a ski vacation destination needs and more
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