Short Sugarloaf video worth viewing

You’re in a hurry. I’m under a pile of new year chores. Therefore, today’s Out There post will be a short one.

As I mentioned last week, my family and I spent a week at Sugarloaf after Christmas, and the assembled masses (22 of us, under one roof, at its peak) had a great time.

I don’t ski often, but when I do, I consider Sugarloaf my home mountain. I’ve been hitting the slopes there since 1984, as close as I can figure, and have spent many memorable days on the mountain, as I’m sure many of you have.

That’s why I was pleased to spend five minutes earlier today checking out Joel Osgood’s cool Sugarloafer video. I got the link from the resort’s home page, and you can check it out here:

The footage that Osgood captured is stunning — especially the aerial shots from a helicopter — and the folks he talked to about what the mountain means to them, and what it means to call yourself “a Sugarloafer” were pretty cool as well.

Among the faces you’ll see: Two-time Olympic gold medalist Seth Wescott, and other Sugarloaf employees and regulars that you’ve likely shared a chair with, seen in the lodge, or watched fly past you on the slopes.

As promised, that’s all for today. Spend the other five minutes you might have invested in reading this offering checking out the video. If you’re a Sugarloafer, you’ll be glad you did.

And if you’re not, you may soon become one.

John Holyoke

About John Holyoke

John Holyoke has been enjoying himself in Maine's great outdoors since he was a kid. Today, he's the Outdoors editor for the BDN, a job that allows him to meet up with Maine outdoors enthusiasts in their natural habitat. The stories he gathers provide fodder for his columns, and this blog.