Here’s something that will sweeten the Sugarloaf experience next spring. Between mid March and mid April, Sugarloaf plans to operate a sugar shack on the West Mountain road.
According to VP Jim Costello: “We will tap into the maples around the area and produce maple syrup from trees on Sugarloaf Mountain. We will be giving tours, and samples at the Sugar Shack and we will also have bottled syrup for sale in our retail stores in the village (Ski Shop and Sugarloafers Shop). It will really be a experiential thing with demonstrations and folks on site to answer questions and give out samples.”
The concept is somewhat similar to the sugar shack at Quebec’s Mont Sainte-Anne, but Annie’s shack is on the slopes (and a favorite stop for families seeking to sample sugar on snow, that taffy treat made by pouring syrup on snow, then rolling it up around a Popsicle stick–yum).
To quote the late Great One: How sweet it is!