Mainely Skiing Weekly Email (December 24, 2021)

Welcome to the Mainely Skiing Weekly Email! This email will be sent straight to your inbox at the end of every week to highlight what’s happening with your Maine ski resort!

Photo: Saddleback Base Lodge after 7 inches of snow.


Merry Christmas Mainely Skiers! We have an exciting line up of events coming up next week for school vacation week. Check them out along with all other events from the various Maine Mountains.

Christmas Present Outdoors Snow Falling Stock Footage Video (100%  Royalty-free) 5183486 | Shutterstock

Saddleback Switch Up:

Did you catch Saddleback’s latest social media video? We might have played a big part in this video🤫. Check it out by clicking the link below! P.S, Saddleback looks better dressed in white!

Photo: Red Jacket – PJ McSparran, Green Jacket – Molly Shaw

Climb For A Cure:

Grab your friends and family and come join Sugarloaf for a fun moonlit climb, snowshoe or skin up to Bullwinkle’s! All participants must register online by 4:30pm on the day of the event for $20 per person ($5 per person for kids 12 & under). Please note that any climbers under the age of 18 need to have their waiver signed by an adult. Click the link below to add yourself to the list!

Climb for a Cure | Sugarloaf Charity Summit
Photo: Sugarloaf

Lollipop Race:

Lollipop races are back! Calling all kids 12 and under, Every Sunday at Saddleback, the Rangeley Alpine Ski Club will be co-hosting this event with the Saddleback Ski School. From 1-2, the gates will be open for racing followed by awards on the deck. No signup necessary, just show up skiers right of Royal Tiger, just below the Rangeley Chair. For more information, see the link below.

Photo: Saddleback Maine

Big Rock:

Big Rock ski area is a small, family-friendly mountain located in Mars Hill. If you’ve ever skied there, you know the lift system is one like Saddleback before it closed. The main lift up the mountain is a double chair which is slow. The lifts around the base area have higher capacity than their own main lift up the mountain. Help the people of Mars Hill grow their mountain and bring it up to current lift standards. To learn more about their efforts and to donate, click the link below.

parent and child riding chairlift
Photo: Big Rock Proposed Gemini Quad

Tune Up Tuesday:

Tune Up Tuesdays happen every Tuesday at Saddleback. Designed for people 50 and older, this 12 week course can offer a refresher or get more confidence while on skis. For more information, click the link below.

Saddleback Mountain
Photo: Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce

Maine Comedy All Stars:

This coming Wednesday, December 29, Join Sugarloaf in the Widowmaker for a night of laughs. Enjoy performances from Paul Hunt, James Theberge, Ian Stuart, and Cari Keniston. Doors open at 8:30pm and drinks and food will be available for purchase as well. Learn all about it!

Mountain Report:

Saddleback: 7 / 67 Trails Open

Sugarloaf: 33 / 162 Trails Open

Sunday River: 57 / 135 Trails Open

Trail of the Day: Kings Landing (Sugarloaf)

Last Chair:

It’s a Christmas miracle! We have a decent sized storm coming! More about that in the weather. Also, A BIG thank you to Wandering Ambivert, Michael, and Shawn for liking last week’s email! You guys are awesome.


With the colder temps and snow on the way, Maine Ski Areas are working hard to get more terrain open for Christmas Vacation Week. Check out the lift status by clicking the link below!

High:20 29 28
Low:8 23 11
Based out of Rangeley

Think Snow!


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