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Urban Sugar Donuts

Kevin Sandes, the creator and owner of Urban Sugar Donuts, greets me with a small blowtorch in his hand. “Let me go grab my marshmallows,” he says. He’s putting together s’mores doughnuts for us, and to kick them up yet … Continue reading

Slope-Side Living

Builder Mark Fournier and his wife, Venise, will be the first to tell you that a builder’s house is never done. They’ll also tell you that the house itself doesn’t matter—as long as the family is together. This current house of … Continue reading

Maine Magazine Sugarloaf

Sugarloaf

Before my trip in August, I never paired Sugarloaf with the word summer. Then I found out about the itinerary details: zip lining, live music by the Tricky Britches, a scenic chairlift ride, and local dining. (They had me at … Continue reading

Maine Magazine Sugarloaf

Sugarloaf

It’s New Year’s Eve, and we are heading to Sugarloaf.   THURSDAY 9:15 a.m. @ Access Road My husband Nik and I hit the Access Road, round the first corner, and the mountain comes into view. It’s beautiful, and all … Continue reading

Bigelow

Getting To Know the Bigelows

The bald cap of Cranberry Peak rises 3,194 feet above sea level. From ten miles away, the summit looks like a blue-purple mass, a hulking shadow the color of lake water, part of a 12-mile ridge that rises and falls … Continue reading

Sam Morse

Sam Morse Brings Home with Him

Sam Morse spent the month of January in Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Switzerland, and on New York’s Whiteface Mountain. In the coming weeks he’ll ski the American West, then jet to Sochi, Russia, for the U.S. World Cup, and back to … Continue reading

Sugarloaf Mountain ski/skate

Open Slopes

Like many Maine children, I learned to ski at an early age. My sisters and I spent many January evenings bundled in oversized 80s-style parkas, snowplowing our way down the slopes of Lost Valley in Auburn on rental skis, in the company … Continue reading

Sugarloaf Après-Ski Spots

01 The Rack Chase McKendry doesn’t know the exact hours for après-ski at the Rack, the restaurant he co-owns with Jeff Strunk and Seth Wescott. “It goes all night,” he says. “It’s also about the attitude more than it is … Continue reading