Summer Fun

Mainely Skiing Weekly Email (June 17, 2022)

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!

Vote Saddleback:

Vote Saddleback for the best ski mountain in Maine. By voting for Saddleback, this means they are featured in the Downeast magazine and on their website. Make sure you vote today – and, tell a friend! Voting ends on July 1.


Last Saturday, I stopped by the graduation of Rangeley’s Class of 2022. We want to congratulate the entire class on their incredible achievement! Congratulations Logan, Chase, Keegan, Emily, Lily, Mya, Winnie, Lily, Abi, Bristol, Gabe, Jared, Jazmyn, Ella, Evan, Boden, Sage, and Emmarae! I also want to thank Mr. Timothy Straub for his years spent at RLRS and congratulate him on his retirement.

Photo: Graduating Class of 2022 on the Rangeley Builders Supply Building.

Calendar Adds:

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:
Friday Fire and Marshmallow RoastMay 27August 26Every Friday
Kids Free Nature WalkMay 28August 27Every Saturday
Sunday Funday GeocachingMay 29September 18Every Sunday
Saddleback Lake Sunset Canoe TripMay 29September 18Every Sunday
Afternoon Common Loon PaddleJune 1August 31Every Wednesday
Haley Pond Sunset SUPJune 1September 14Every Wednesday
Free Kids Bike Group TripJune 2September 1Every Thursday
Morning Flow YogaJune 4August 27Every Saturday
Hatha YogaJune 5August 28Every Sunday
Tough Mountain Challenge Registration DeadlineJune 20June 20One Day
Sunday River Scenic Lift RidesJuly 3October 10Every Day
3 Day Fly Fishing Experience (July)July 6July 8Three Days
New England Forrest RallyJuly 15July 16Two Days
Tough Mountain ChallengeJuly 23July 23One Day
3 Day Fly Fishing Experience (Women)August 3August 5Three Days
3 Day Fly Fishing Experience (August)August 24August 26Three Days

Tough Mountain Challenge:

Registration for this year’s Tough Mountain Challenge is now open! Make sure you sign up early to guarantee your name on the list. The event is on July 23, 2022. This year, they are offering two different versions; The Tough Mountain Challenge, and The Mini Mountain Challenge. They are also doing three different age groups. See the table for more information.

Name:Tough MountainMini MountainMini Mountain

The deadline to sign up is June 20th. Make sure your name is added! To sign up or learn more about this challenge, head over to their website. Linked below.

Photo: Tough Mountain Challenge

3 Day Fly Fishing Experience:

Enjoy a 3-day fly fishing experience led by our own Dr. Bill Richards, a Master Registered Maine Guide!

  • Day 1: Introduction to the “Art of Fly Fishing” – A little history of the Rangeley Region. An overview of fly fishing equipment and its application. Demonstration of the “overhead cast” and proper body position, fly rod grip, and mechanics and begin to practice your skills with Coach Bill. Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Day 2: Student Practice Sessions – Coach will offer feedback and constructive tips to help improve and perfect your cast. Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Day 3: Guided Fly Fishing from a Canoe. Get an early start for a full morning on the water! Time: 5 a.m. – 10 a.m.

For more information and to sign up for this incredible opportunity, click the links below:

Date RangeLink To More Information
August 3-5 (Women)

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.

Photo: Saddleback Maine

Jordan 8:

Things at Sunday River are moving fast in anticipation of Jordan 8. This high-speed, 8-person lift will replace the existing Jordan Bowl Express, an aging Doppelmayr Quad. This new lift is expected to be complete this fall and the new lift is already starting to take place. Sunday River posted this photo to their Instagram on June 3.

Photo: Sunday River (Getting ready to pour concrete at the base terminal of the new 8-person lift)

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!


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.
Photo: Saddleback Maine

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
Photo: Saddleback Maine

Saddleback Webcams:

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 prospecting stakes for the new Sandy Quad. Click the link below to watch them get ready for the summer season!

Photo: Busy Base Area (6/8/22 @ 4:00pm)


With the week we’ve been having temperature-wise, I hate to inform you that this weekend will be one heck of a curve ball. These highs are looking more like the lows from this past week but sadly, we don’t expect temps to get much above mid-forties this weekend. This weekend, work on those inside jobs so you can get right back at it next weekend!

High:74 49 48
Low:43 41 42
Based out of Rangeley

Congrats Class of 2022!


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