This is an exciting guided tour up Burnt Mountain  for Sugarloafer, Bubblecuffer and Big Mountain Teens ages 12 and older. Parents are invited to join.

Join CVA's Backcountry Skiing Program Director, Patrick Scanlan, and Sugarloaf's Big Mountain Coaches, Pete Smith and Scott Waldron, and discover the BEST snow around Sugarloaf Mountain! 

   ONE DAY ONLY -  Saturday, March 31, 2018 (9am - 2pm)

$10 if you own a Seasons pass to Sugarloaf

$20 if you need a Sugarloaf Uphill pass


 Uphill passes can be purchased for $10 when registering for the camp.  

This is an exciting guided tour up Burnt Mountain with CVA BackCountry Program Director, Patrick Scanlan and Sugarloaf Big Mountain coaches, Pete Smith and Scott Waldron.

This event is aimed toward skiers and split boarders who can ski advanced terrain. Split boarders must have their own touring setup. Skiers may bring their own setup or rent a touring setup from Downhill Supply Company on Sugarloaf Mountain. 

The camp is built to be an introduction to backcountry skiing. It is designed for skiers/split boarders of all disciplines who are interested in backcountry skiing and ski touring. We will go hunting for the best snow around Sugarloaf, work on uphill and downhill techniques and transitions, and come away with a comprehensive understanding of what this rapidly growing sport is all about.

If you are currently a Sugarloafer, Bubblecuffer, or a Big Mountain Teen (ages 12 and older) you’ll learn how to take your skills off-trail in this one-day Adventure. Parents are invited to join. 

We will meet at 9am in the Conference room at the Competition Center to outline the day, define the goals for the group, and go over any gear and clothing questions. The participants will return to the Competition Center around 2pm. Participants will then enjoy a snack, hear a wrap up of the day and overview by Patrick Scanlan of his team's recent trips to Jackson hole and Alaska. Let's have fun as we work through ski touring transitions, pick a line and enjoy the earned turns.

Pick up is at 2:15 pm at the Competition Center. 


  • Provide your own uphill gear. This includes skis or boards, climbing skins, and binding systems for uphill travel (this may include alpine touring gear, telemark skis and bindings, or split boards.)
  • Day pack capable of carrying extra layers, food and snacks, water, and any special equipment you may require.

Food and Water:

  • Bring your own lunch and snacks. Highly recommend high energy foods that are easily packable and can be eaten on the trail.
  • Fluids are essential for backcountry travel. Water, tea, electrolytes are best carried in an insulated container.


  • Dress in layers. Strongly recommend using a moisture wicking base layer. Mid layers of down or synthetic fabric with an outer layer shell are ideal. 
  • A breathable hat and light weight gloves for the uphill climb are recommended. Regular winter gloves and a helmet are recommended for the ski/ride downhill.


Emphasis will be on safe travel in the Sugarloaf side-country. This will include risk assessment and good decision making. Coaches will have basic safety equipment with them and since travel will be within Sugarloaf Mountain operating terrain, if needed, Ski Patrol will be available to respond. 

Full cost of the camp is due with registration.  Credit card payments are at a non-discounted rate.

FMI contact Patrick Scanlan at pscanlan@gocva.com or 207-237-4488




3197 Carrabassett Drive
Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947


Fax: 207.237.2213
Email: dsmith@gocva.com