Summer Fun

Mainely Skiing Summer Fun (August 20, 2021)

Welcome to the Mainely Skiing Summer Email! This email will be sent straight to your inbox whenever we release new emails. In this email, we will highlight all the summer activities in or around the Rangeley Area!

Merrill Hill:

The Merrill Hill project at Sunday River is coming along with concrete footings for the towers and terminals poured. Right now, they are waiting to fly towers to get this thing looking like a lift. For more information about Merrill Hill or the new lift, visit the link below!

Photo: New England Ski Industry

Cupsuptic T-Bar:

Just like Merrill Hill at Sunday River, Saddleback’s Cupsuptic T-Bar is taking shape! Concrete footings are poured, both the top and bottom terminals are mostly complete. Right now, we are waiting to get towers in place, get the haul rope, tees, and snow! At this time, we don’t know a time on when the mountain should be receiving the rest of the equipment but keep your eyes on Saddleback’s socials so you don’t miss out.

Photo: Robert Greene

Saddleback Season Passes:

Don’t miss this deal! Secure your Saddleback Season Pass before the price increases on August 23rd. Buy now with just $99 down. Don’t forget, Every season pass at Saddleback includes NO blackout dates. Ski and ride whenever you want! To purchase your season pass to Maine’s most family-friendly, laid back mountain, click the link below!

Maine Forestry Museum:

Have you checked out the Maine Forestry Museum yet? MFM offers a peek at the history and culture of logging in the area, With a building offering a fascinating display of items and information available to visitors that tells the story of the region’s forestry-focused roots. Stop by at 221 Stratton Road, Rangeley. Open 10:00am to 4:00pm Wednesday – Sunday until September 5th. Need more info? Click the link below!

Photo: Maine Forestry Museum

Smalls Falls:

As crazy as this might sound, Summer is almost over. But, just because I said that doesn’t mean we won’t continue to have hot days. Staying cool on those record setting days is easier said than done. Stay cool by taking a swim at Smalls Falls. With plenty of parking and restrooms available, this is the perfect family-friendly activity. If you haven’t been here already, you should! In fact, you’ve probably passed it on the way to Rangeley.

Photo: John Kenealy

4,000 Foot Hikes:

Maine is home to 14, 4,000-foot peaks, Saddleback Mountain is lucky enough to be nestled right in the heart of the county containing 10 of these peaks. Come meet up with other like-minded hikers who wish to complete these 4,000-foot peaks. Let the Saddleback Adventure guides do all the trip planning and organizing to get you to the top of one or more of these high peaks to enjoy the sense of accomplishment and beauty found in the mountains. These hikes are very challenging and arduous; hikers will need to be competent with good physical stamina. This Sunday’s hike: Saddleback Mountain.

Photo: Portland Press

Scenic Lift Rides:

Before summer started, we talked about various mountains offering lift rides throughout the off-season. Sunday River has picked it up again with rides up/down the Chondola to North Peak. The Chondola is dog, kid, and grandparent-friendly, so you’ll want to pack up your whole family for this scenic adventure. Lift rides are available from 10AM-4PM on Saturdays and Sundays from early July to mid-October. You can buy tickets online in advance, but will need to pick up your tickets upon arrival. You can also purchase tickets on-site at South Ridge Lodge. Lift tickets will be issued until 3:30PM or until capacity is reached. If you plan to ride the lift back to the bottom, please load before 4PM. For more information, visit the link below.

Photo: Sunday River


This weekend might be an inside type of weekend. As it stands now, we have the post-tropical storms coming our way. Find this weekend’s forecast below.

High:84 81 72
Low:64 63 60
Based out of Rangeley

Stay dry Mainely Skiers!


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