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!
Now that all the Maine ski resorts are closed, it’s time to start thinking about summer. Here at Mainely Skiing, we have your summer bucket list all ready to go and we’re confident you will have a great off-season. Click the link below to read all the various summer activities available in the greater Rangeley area.
Make sure to add these events to your calendar to keep yourself up to date with the local happenings. Of course, you can always visit our events page which is constantly getting updated so you can know about the event before anyone else! Click here
|Event Name:||Start Date:||End Date:||Occurrence:|
|Saddleback Pub Reopens for Summer||May 27|
|Sugarloaf Golf Course Reopens for Summer||May 27|
|Friday Fire and Marshmallow Roast||May 27||August 26||Every Friday|
|Kids Free Nature Walk||May 28||August 27||Every Saturday|
|Sunday Funday Geocaching||May 29||September 18||Every Sunday|
|Saddleback Lake Sunset Canoe Trip||May 29||September 18||Every Sunday|
|Afternoon Common Loon Paddle||June 1||August 31||Every Wednesday|
|Haley Pond Sunset SUP||June 1||September 14||Every Wednesday|
|Free Kids Bike Group Trip||June 2||September 1||Every Thursday|
|Morning Flow Yoga||June 4||August 27||Every Saturday|
|CRNEMBA Trail Work Days||June 4||June 5||Two Days|
|Hatha Yoga||June 5||August 28||Every Sunday|
Friday Fire And Marshmallow Roast:
Who doesn’t love a good marshmallow roast? S’mores anyone? Make sure you sign up for these special events so you can get out into the community with the people you normally ski with! Just like the marshmallow roasts they did in the winter just warmer, make sure it’s on your calendar!
Kids Bike Group Trip:
Saddleback’s bike trails are located in the South Branch area of the lower mountain. These gradually sloped trails include sections great for beginner riders. This weekly kid’s program will work on the transition from pavement riding to gravel and downhill biking. This program will run from June 2nd through the Thursday before Labor Day weekend.
- BYOB – Bring Your Own Bike, or arrange to rent from the mountain.
- Children will need to be registered and a waiver will be signed by a parent or guardian. Drop-ins are welcome, but participation requires a signed waiver.
This summer, Saddleback will be hosting a range of yoga classes taught by various certified yoga instructors. See the list below for the difference in classes. To see what class fits your busy life, click over to our Events Page
- Morning Flow Yoga – Saturday Mornings from 8:30 – 9:30 am
This program is taught by Carrol & Robert and runs from June 4 to August 27.
- Hatha Yoga – Sunday Mornings from 10:00 – 11:00 am
This program is taught by Kristina and runs from June 5 to August 28.
We all know the supply chain is a little slow these days. Sometimes getting the item you want at the right time is a struggle. On the bright side, most Maine bike shops are filled with inventory and ready to get you onto a new bike! In the market for some new wheels? Stop by your local shop and see what they have. Their numbers might surprise you! After all, mountain biking is on the rise in Maine – jump on the trend early!
Have you visited the Saddleback Webcams? With three cameras scattered across the mountain, you’re guaranteed to get the best sunset. You can go back in time if you missed the best part. While you can catch some pretty amazing sunsets, you also are able to watch crews working. You can see some chairs were taken off the Rangeley last Friday for their annual NDT (Non-Destructive Testing) on 30% of the chairs. You can go back in time to 5/13 at 12:10:00, you’ll be able to see the lift spinning. Plus, if you zoom in, you can see someone flipping the chair cushions up for the summer. Click the link below to see them get ready for the summer season!
Nature Walk and Geocaching:
Are your kids itching to get out of the house? Maybe some geocaching is in their future! Or, something for the whole family, a good ol’ walk in our back yard! Whatever you fancy, Saddleback has your outdoor goals. As the time gets closer, we’ll go into more detail.
- Nature Walk – Every Saturday starting May 28 Click here
- Geocaching – Every Sunday starting May 29 Click here
Height of Land Vandalism:
While I like to keep these emails positive, vandalism has been a hot topic in the Rangeley area in recent years. The overlook gold plaque was stolen and destroyed last summer. Sadly, to start this summer season, vandals have cut down the information kiosk at the Shelton Noyes Overlook in Rangeley. If you know anything about this horrible act, please Franklin County Sheriff’s Office at (207) 778-2680.
As this week sent us cooler weather and forced most of us back into pants and sweatshirts, I can’t say the weekend will be any better. We’re looking at thundershowers throughout all three days. While most of the indoor activities start in the coming weeks, you still can do things inside.
Watch out for lighting!