Information & Facts
Sugarloaf has a huge range of off-slope activities. There is
ice-skating at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center, cinemas at nearby
Farmington, a fitness and spa complex close to the lodge, and even
an on-mountain worship center. If you need a break from skiing try
tubing, cross-country, snow-shoeing, snowmobiling, and even xtreme
sports at the incredible onsite Antigravity Complex.
English is the most common language but Spanish is often
spoken in south-western states.
The US Dollar (USD) is the unit of currency and is divided into
100 cents. Only major banks exchange foreign currency. ATMs are
widespread and credit cards and travellers cheques are widely
accepted. Travellers cheques should be taken in US Dollars to avoid
hassles. Banking hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm.
The resort is four hours from the nearest airport. Not the most
exciting après ski scene so party animals might be disappointed, as
will avid shoppers. Sugarloaf can be a little expensive and gets
very cold in February.
Sugarloaf's après ski is a classic bar scene of the beer and
sing-along variety, and most venues close relatively early at 1am.
Some of the best après ski is at the very top of base lodge in the
Widowmaker Lounge, less sinister and a whole lot more fun that it
sounds. Weekends are best when live music keeps the party going
until late. Check out the Double Diamond Restaurant and Pub inside
the Grand Summit Hotel for live entertainment nightly. Another
lively spot is Theo's Sugarloaf Brewery which as has a Margarita
Night on Wednesdays.
There are some good quality restaurants right on the slopes of
Sugarloaf. Bullwinkle's at the top of Bucksaw Chair is great for
lunch, and in the evenings offers a six-course meal at a secluded
spot accessed by snow cat. At base lodge one can find Narrow Gauge
Food Station, Papa Gino's, and The Whistle Stop Café offering
decent enough food on the go. In town don't miss The Bag &
Kettle, home to Skiing Magazine's Best Burger 2008/9 and the famous
Cheeseburger Soup. Another good bet for great food and après ski
entertainment is The Shipyard Brewhaus in the Sugarloaf Inn.
The largest town is Farmington, 25 miles (40km) away with a
population of around 8,000, so it's no surprise that shopping is
not a popular Sugarloaf pastime. The most popular souvenir is
thermal underwear to cope with the occasionally icy weather.