Saddleback Ski Area opened in 1960. Even though the area receives an average of 186 inches of snow per year, 85 percent of Saddleback's 132 skiable ... More
Saddleback Ski Area opened in 1960. Even though the area receives an average of 186 inches of snow per year, 85 percent of Saddleback's 132 skiable acres is covered by snowmaking in the event Mother Nature is not as generous every year. Skiing or boarding terrain is almost equally distributed between beginner (35 percent) and intermediate (30 percent) and advanced (35 percent) runs. Give its longest run--2.5 miles--a try. ActivitiesSnowboarding: Snowboarding allowed on all runs. Terrain park.Cross Country Profile: 40 kilometers of cross country ski trails.LodgingAccommodations for 400 in trailside condominiums. Variety of inns and other condos are available in Rangeley.Winter RecreationCross country skiing, ice skating, glade runs, sledding and snowmobiling. Special kids' races on sundays, snowboarding park, and NASTAR racing.
Why was the small chairlift in front of the lodge and the T-bar not running on Friday the 23rd. Very dissapointing to drive for nearly 3 hrs to find only the bunny lift open. It was windy but I've skied there for many years and know the old big chairlift could have been running as well. After waiting for the wind hold for an hour we finally decided to ski the bunny lift and get some turns in until they opened more lifts, which they never did. Finding the bunny lift did not have enough incline for the slushy conditions we decided to start hiking up the moutain. It was only 10 to 12 mph of wind at the base lodge with gusts to 20, the little chair out front should have been running. We hiked up the 3800 feet with 880 vertical(from the lodge up) to the top of the t-bar for two runs and there was absolutely no reason the t-bar could not have been running. The small patch of grass at the top of that lift could have been covered up with snow with MINIMAL time and effort. The skiing on Blue devil was great, all kinds of snow. But at 50 years old, after two runs, I couldn't muster enough strength to hike up again. Management is clearly to blame for this let down. The website at 6 a.m. had no mention of a wind hold and said there would be three lifts open. It appears this deception was a cost saving measure only. Saddleback has always been our Mt. of choice, so it's sad to see this type of decision making going on just to save a few bucks in wages and the cost to run the lifts. If it had been a Saturday with more people there I'd bet the cost of my ticket those lifts would have been running.
Saddleback Ski Resort has always been one of my favorite mountains in all of New England. Located in the great town of Rangeley its low prices, short lines, spectacular vistas, and great ownership have drawn me back numerous times every year. With new chairlifts (including a brand new super quad) and new trails Saddleback continues to just get better and better. Saddleback is also offering a season tick pass for any high school student who makes the honor roll at his or her school for under 50 dollars!!! Dont miss this great opportunity!
Located about four hours north of Boston, Rangeley Saddleback Inn is the closest lodging to Saddleback Mountain and is a
leading destination for travelers who want to get away from the city and fully experience the Maine outdoors.The guests ...
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