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Looking to continue development, Sugarloaf purchased 1,170 acres of land on the western face of the mountain in the late 1970s. Originally named Crocker Basin, the new complex was expected to have four lifts and a vertical drop of some 1,400 feet. Press accounts in 1979 projected the area to be developed in the early to mid 1980s.

While the West Mountain component opened with a double chairlift in 1984, the other terrain was never developed.


A 1979 rendering of the proposed Crocker Basin area
A 1979 rendering of the proposed Crocker Basin area

Expansion History
Project NameSeasonStatus
Birches1970-71Open
Brackett Basin2010-11Open
Bucksaw1969-70Open
Burnt Mountain2013-14Open
Crocker Basin1980sCancelled
Crocker Mountain1970sCancelled
Snowbrook1985-86Open
Upper Mountain1956-57Open
West Mountain1984-85Open
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Last updated: April 5, 2014

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