The Sugarloaf Explorer
Sugarloaf Explorer will be ending our 2021 – 2022 service next Sunday, April 10th at 5:00 pm.
The Sugarloaf Express will run an additional week and end April 17. Thanks to everyone for another great season! We’ll see you in the fall.
Effective 2/5/2022 – Due to staffing issues, we will no longer have a dispatcher on weekends. All routes will be running on schedule. Schedules are available online at sugarloafexplorer.com, on the buses, and around the resort. If you are looking for service to the valley, call 207-212-1616. This will connect you to the Route 8 driver.
We will have a dispatcher available Sundays for First Tracks from 7:00am – 7:15am. We will also have a dispatcher available during February Vacation, Monday through Friday.
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.
Sugarloaf Explorer 2021 – 2022 CDC Guidance
1. There are no capacity restrictions (we ask that everyone be seated).
2. Face masks must be worn at all times.
3. Limit interactions with the driver and other passengers.
4. High touch surfaces are frequently cleaned.
5. Please respect the driver, they are working to keep you safe.
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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.