This winter, Sugarloaf Mountain Resort will introduce Maine’s first cat-skiing operation on Burnt Mountain, giving adventurous skiers and snowboarders access to deep powder and steep terrain in the resort’s signature side country. For years, Burnt Mountain was only accessible to those willing to hike or skin. Now from the comfort of a snow cat, skiers and snowboarders will be able to climb the more than 1,400 vertical feet and drop into 100+ acres of powder in the eastern boundary of Burnt Mountain. Two passenger cats with seating for up to twelve passengers will operate in tandem, shuttling guests up Burnt Mountain every 20 minutes. Single cat rides will range from $20 to $30, plus the price of a lift ticket. Only a handful of resorts in the United States offer inbounds cat skiing, and Sugarloaf will be offering New England’s first true cat skiing operation. Go to Sugarloaf for more info.