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Saddleback Rd
Rangeley, ME 04970
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Overview by Ben Raphael

In the shadows of Maine's skiing giants—Sunday River and Sugarloaf—Saddleback is perhaps the most underappreciated resort in the east. With 2,000 feet of vertical drop, New England's second highest base lodge, and more than 60 trails and glades, it has the terrain, snow quality, and facilities to please skiers of all abilities. Then again, the fact that this ski hill flies under the radar is one of the best things about it.

The story goes something like this: Big developer buys local ski hill in sleepy Maine town with plans of erecting the east's next glitzy overpriced mega resort. Instead, they end up spending a decade battling the National Park Service over land-use rights, and the mountain falls into disrepair. Eventually, they give up and try to sell. With no takers, it looks like the end for Saddleback. Then, in 2003, local skier Bill Berry swoops in with an offer at the last minute. Now, with the new owner's three-year plan complete, Saddleback sports a beautiful new post-and-beam lodge, 44 percent more terrain, and equipment upgrades. But this unpretentious ski area remains true to its roots: $49 lift tickets ($59 on Saturdays and holidays), a relaxed atmosphere with a commitment to the local environment, and a distinct lack of the crowds you'll find at nearby Sunday River. And the ten-year plan will soon kick into gear, showcasing 30 more trails and nine new lifts within the boundaries of the mountain's current image. All this makes Saddleback something of a rarity—a quiet family and local's hill with enough terrain to rival any destination resort in the region.

With the mountain pretty much equally divided between beginner,

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Average Snowfall
200 Inches
Skiable Acreage
Vertical Drop
2000 feet
38% beginner, 29% intermediate, 33% expert
Number of Runs
Number of Lifts
December to April
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Weather for Saddleback

Current Conditions:
Cloudy, 41 F
Sat - Cloudy. High: 42 Low: 26
Sun - Sunny. High: 43 Low: 20
Mon - Mostly Sunny. High: 34 Low: 26
Tue - PM Showers. High: 44 Low: 36
Wed - Showers. High: 47 Low: 32

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Last Updated: November 22 2014 02:48 PM

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