The Sugarloaf Explorer
The “Sugarloaf Express” to Farmington will cease operations today. The last trip will leave Sugarloaf at 4:30, Monday 3/16. At the present time Sugarloaf Explorer is planning on running 2 “On Call” buses, from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm, Monday 3/16 through Friday 3/20, after which we will be closed for the season. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @SugarloafBus for any updates. Be aware that service may change at any time with little or no notice.
The Sugarloaf Explorer bus system was established during the 2007-2008 ski season in response to the expanding needs of the Sugarloaf ski area to more efficiently transport on-mountain skiers.
The service provides car-free transportation on a network of routes, linking neighborhoods on the mountain in the Carrabassett Valley with the Sugarloaf Base Lodge.
Evening service allows access to the many amenities available on-mountain with evening service off-mountain to Carrabassett Valley on Friday and Saturday.
All service is free of charge to passengers.
New for the 2018-2019 Season
The Sugarloaf Express daily bus service from Farmington to Sugarloaf returns beginning Saturday, December 1 and runs until a date to-be-determined in mid-April, dependent on late-season snow conditions.
The NEW Sugarloaf Express daily bus service from Stratton to Sugarloaf begins Monday, December 17 and also runs until a date to-be-determined in mid-April, dependent on late-season snow conditions.
Downloadable Schedules & Maps
Download the printable 2019 – 2020 Early Season Schedule, effective between Thursday 11/28 and Monday 12/31.
You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the documents, get Adobe Reader.
Non-Discrimination & Civil Rights
Western Maine Transportation Services (WMTS), which operates the Sugarloaf Explorer, will not discriminate on the basis of any characteristic protected by law, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended. If you feel you have been subject to discrimination under Title VI, you may submit a complaint to the FTA Office of Civil Rights, East Building, 5th Floor-TCR, 1200 New Jersy Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C. 20590. On-line, search for “File a Title VI Complaint with FTA.”
Oxygen tanks and concentrators must be safely secured to users or their wheelchairs.
Most Sugarloaf Explorer vehicles are lift-equipped and can carry up to 2 riders in wheelchairs.
Please note that combined weights of some wheelchairs or “scooters” may exceed lift manufacturer’s safety limits. Please call one day in advance if you require a lift-equipped bus. 207.237.6853
Only trained service animals under control of the rider, or small pets in carriers are permitted.
To keep the bus on time, it will only stop at locations on this schedule. Buses will travel off-route up to 3/4 mile to pick up passengers who are unable to walk to a bus stop. Please call one day in advance to arrange for a curbside pickup. 207.237.6853
Suggestions & Complaints
If you have a suggestion or complaint about any WMTS service, please call 1-800-393-9335 selection 7. Leave a detailed message and your phone number. The staff will investigate and contact you within one business week.