The Sugarloaf Explorer
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 2020 – 2021 CDC Guidance
1. Maximum Capacity is 50% of seated capacity.
2. Masks MUST be worn at all times while on the bus.
3. One person per seat row. Families may sit together.
4. Load from the back to the front and unload from front to back to minimize contact with the other passengers.
5. Please practice “Social Distancing” whenever possible.
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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.