WellesleyWeston Magazine

WINTER 2012/2013

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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area east of the Rockies, Maine's Sugarloaf Mountain Resort is surely on everyone's lips when the topic turns to downhill destinations. But even with this distinction, there are plenty of activities to dig up that don't involve black diamonds. "It can take a bit of initiative to take advantage of all the various available activities [for non-skiers]," says Ethan Austin, Sugarloaf com- munications manager. "Sugarloaf is a ski resort, first and foremost. Nearly all of our visitors who book winter vacations here do so in order to ski, but frequently there's part of the family or group that doesn't ski and is looking for activities to keep them busy. We're always working to offer more off-mountain activities to keep families busy after the lifts close, and to offer non-skiers things to do." He's speaking of adventures in snowshoeing, ice skating on their new lighted NHL- sized outdoor rink, swimming, and their brand new arcade. Topping the list of non-skiing activities at Sugarloaf are flying down the on-mountain tubing hill, zip lining, and snowshoeing. But don't dis- count the things to do inside when the weather outside isn't so delight- ful. The Sugarloaf Sports and Fitness Center has weights, racquetball, volleyball, cardio machines, an indoor swimming pool, hot tubs, and saunas. Take things down a notch at the center's spa with a mani/pedi treat or a full-body Sea Salt Glow and Body Butter Rejuvenation mas- sage. At the base of Sugarloaf, you'll find the Carrabassett Valley Antigravity Complex, a 20,000-square-foot facility that features a full basketball court, 30-foot climbing wall, trampolines, weight room, spin room, and the largest indoor skate park in Maine. To celebrate winter in Maine, Sugarloaf even has fireworks sched- uled throughout the season. Because who doesn't like a little sky light sparkling against a snowy mountainside? It's time for non-skiers to also celebrate the snowy months. Get your head out of the snowdrifts and embrace this charming (and fun) sea- son in New England. There's actually more just for you than you think. "You just have to ask, 'What can I do today?' They'll come up with 100 things for you to do and only two of those are skiing," says Clemmer. 181 winter 2012/2013 | WellesleyWeston Magazine

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