Founded in 1951, the Sugarloaf Ski Club is the oldest club of its kind in Maine. With support from the Ski Club, Sugarloaf has been able to host premier events such as the U.S. Alpine Nationals, the U.S. Freestyle Nationals, the U.S. Snowboard Grand Prix, the National Junior Olympics, the North American Championship Series, and the S.I.S.E. Cup Eastern Masters Championships. The Ski Club helps recruit, train, and direct competition volunteers which enables Sugarloaf Mountain to hold alpine, freestyle, and snowboard events throughout the ski season. The Club also provides funds through its youth grant program, including administration of a town-sponsored scholarship program, to instruct young recreational and competitive skiers and snowboarders. From being an integral part of cutting the first trails to organizing on-mountain events today, the Sugarloaf Ski Club has been a major presence in local history.