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!
Oquossoc Day 2022 is happening this Saturday, August 13. There are loads of festivities happening all around the village. Plus, don’t miss the chance to win a River’s Edge Fishing Charter for four (4) people! Raffle tickets will be on sale throughout the day and the winner will be announced at the end of the festival.
|Event Time||Event Name|
|10:00am – 4:00pm||Art & Antiques Show and Sale (Outdoor Heritage Muesum)|
|10:00am – 1:00pm||Tom Ball Band (LIVE in the Village sponsored by Skowhegan Savings Bank)|
|10:00am – 2:00pm||Car Show (Oquossoc Marine)|
|11:00am||Dog Show (Oquossoc Grocery)|
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||Cornhole Tournament (Oquossoc Cove)|
|1:00pm||Supercharged “Old Oquossoc” Themed Boat Parade (Oquossoc Cove Marina)|
|2:00pm||Maine Attraction Water Ski Show Team (Oquossoc Cove)|
|3:30pm||Happy Hour & Raffle Drawing (Portage Tap House)|
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 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|
|Hatha Yoga||June 5||August 28||Every Sunday|
|Sunday River Scenic Lift Rides||July 3||October 10||Every Day|
|Oquossoc Day 2022||August 13||August 13||One Day|
|3-Day Fly Fishing Experience (August)||August 24||August 26||Three Days|
Jordan 8 Update:
Progress on Sunday River’s newest lift, Jordan 8, a Doppelmayr 8-person high-speed lift, is moving fast. The top terminal’s concrete foundations got poured last week. Typically, crews will work on one terminal at a time as now both terminals have been completed with the necessary groundwork. They received the parts from Europe and the tower heads have been assembled. All that’s left now is for the parts to be placed on the mountain! Check out this video from Sunday River’s Facebook Page.
Sugarloaf Pump House:
Throughout the off-season, crews at Sugarloaf have been busy building a booster pump house above Bullwinkle’s. During a press release, the mountain said “The new pump house, combined with the addition of 107 new high-efficiency HKD snowguns will increase the number of guns the resort can run simultaneously under optimal conditions from roughly 130 to nearly 230. This will allow the resort to cover and open more terrain earlier in the season.” All of this is working for a better western mountain experience with the upcoming West Mountain High-Speed Lift and Timberline replacement/upgrade in the following years.
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 Range||Link To More Information|
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.
Scenic Lift Rides:
Before summer started, we talked about various mountains offering lift rides throughout the off-season. Both Sugarloaf and Sunday River have picked it up again with rides up/down the mountain. The Chondola will be taking people from the base of the mountain to North Peak and the SuperQuad will be spinning to allow the use of the SuperQuad area of Sugarloaf. 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 the various lodges and base areas. 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 links below.
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.
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
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. This past week, they poured concrete for the bottom terminal and work is still going on. Click the link below to watch them build the new Sandy Quad.
While I personally enjoyed the week of warm days, we are on track to get a little bit of a break temperature-wise. This weekend’s temps will top out in the low 70’s and things will definitely feel cooler. You might want to break out those pants.
Have a cool weekend!