Shuttle Schedule & Map

The Sugarloaf Explorer

Join our team for the 2024 Season! WMTS wants you to join our Sugarloaf Explorer and Sugarloaf Express team!

WMTS is looking for safe, friendly drivers to help passengers move around Sugarloaf Ski area and Carrabassett Valley.  Come join us!  We are all about our employees and passengers and proudly connect passengers to a better quality of life.

WMTS offers –

  • Training assistance: We can help you get a CDL with a “P” endorsement 
  • Competitive Wages & Benefits: Earn up to $24,000 in less than six months (Full Time. 5 days / week, Thanksgiving through Mid-April)
  • Sign-on Bonuses – $1,000 for a driver with a CDL and a P endorsement ½ ($500) paid at 60 days and ½ ($500) paid at 600 hours) and $600 for a non CDL driver ½ ($300) paid at 60 days and ½ ($300) paid at 600 hours.
  • Staff Referral Bonuses – Same as Sign-on bonus
  • Team Environment
  • Possible continued employment at the end of the season in other WMTS operations
  • Respectful Treatment
  • Additional perks available thanks to Sugarloaf Ski Mtn. 

We are also looking for employees to support our drivers in other positions such as dispatching.

For further information contact:  Tracy Palmer @ 207-333-6972 ext 217

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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.


Get to Sugarloaf from Farmington, New Vineyard or Kingfield…

Download Sugarloaf Express schedule and fare information.

Downloadable Schedules & Maps

Download the printable 2023 Early Season Schedule, effective between Thursday, November 23rd, 2023, and Sunday, December 10th, 2023.

View the 2023-2024 regular season schedule here.


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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
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

Service Animals
Only trained service animals under control of the rider, or small pets in carriers are permitted.

FlexRoute Service
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.