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Elevation 560 feet
Median Home Price $75,485
Tax Rate $16.85 per $1,000 of valuation
Main Businesses Recreation (skiing, golfing, fishing, biking, hiking, lodging, dining), wood products, logging
Ski-area Vertical 2,820 feet
Acres Of Trails 530
Average Snowfall 260 inches
Adult Season Pass 1997-98 adult season pass: $995
Adult Lift Ticket 1997-98 adult ticket: $47
Best Local Events Winter Reggae Fest
Summer Widowmaker ChallengeMountain Bike Race
Mountain Hangouts The Bag & Kettle boasts big burgers and Guinness on tap, (207) 237-2451; Gepetto’s has great salads, pasta and soup, (207) 237-2192; head to Shucks for seafood and a hopping bar scene, (207) 237-2040; Theo’s is the brew pub of choice for ski patrol and serves a mean pizza, (207) 237-2211.
Best Places To Stay The Herbert Hotel (funky old hotel with a great midweek ski/stay deal), (207) 265-2000; Three Stanley Avenue (a fun, inexpensive Victorian B&B, no TVs!), (207) 265-5541.
Best Restaurants For breakfast, The Riverside Restaurant (behind Annie’s Market on Main Street) serves Belgian waffles topped with fruit, and has a dozen hot sauces for your eggs, (and yes, it has river views), (207) 265-4037. For dinner, One Stanley Avenue serves up creative gourmet cuisine that shouldn’t be missed, (207) 265-5541. And The Herbert lures locals with upscale nouvelle, (207) 265-2000.
Chamber Of Commerce Sugarloaf Area Chamber of Commerce, R.R. #1, P.O. Box 2151, Kingfield, ME 04947, (207) 235-2100.