Weekly Email

Mainely Skiing Weekly Email (October 14, 2022)

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

Maine Foliage Report:

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Augusta, MAINE – This week’s Fall Foliage Report from the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF) reports high to peak conditions (70-100 percent) throughout most of Maine.

As of October 12, 2022, Maine Forest Service (MFS) staff reported past peak color conditions in zones six and seven and moderate leaf drop in zones five, six, and seven. Color changes in zones one to four are at peak and rapidly approaching past peak. Coastal Maine, zones one and two, typically are last to reach their peak during mid-to-late October.

This Week’s Foliage Outlook

“Despite the seemingly extended drought conditions across Maine this year, fall colors rebounded splendidly, and the state is ablaze with breathtaking hues throughout the state,” said Gale Ross, Maine’s fall foliage spokesperson. “I daresay this foliage season ranks among one of the best displays of colors for quite some time, evident by the wicked good photos submitted by Maine fall foliage enthusiasts!”


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:
Her FestivalOctober 20October 20One Day
Family Fall FestivalOctober 22October 22One Day
Job Fair @ Pleasant MountainNovember 5November 5One Day
Rangeley Craft FairNovember 12November 12One Day
Ski Patrol Christmas Dinner @ SaddlebackDecember 10December 10One Day
Pleasant Mountain Opening DayDecember 10December 10One Day
Holiday Tree Lighting @ SugarloafDecember 10December 10One Day
Winterfest Weekend @ Sunday RiverDecember 17December 18Two Days
Christmas Vacation WeekDecember 26December 30Five Days

Competition Hill Construction:

Crews started groundwork on Sugarloaf’s newest lift, Competition Hill, A new Doppelmayr T-Bar in collaboration with Sugarloaf and CVA to create a world-class training environment. This new lift, paired with fully automated snowmaking equipment will help give racers the confidence to go big! Sugarloaf hopes this new lift will help take pressure off main lifts on busy days. Watch the project take form by clicking the link below.

Jordan 8:

The new Jordan 8 construction is moving nicely. The crew at Sunday River and Doppelmayr only have a few more things before the lift will be taking skiers to the top of Jordan Peak. Those items include Aligning Towers, Pulling the haul rope, and putting chairs on the line. For the latest video update, click the link below.

Photo: Jordan 8

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. This past week, they received delivery of the towers and the bottom terminal has started to take form. Click the link below to watch them build the new Sandy Quad.

Photo: Base Webcam looking out over the Rangeley High-Speed Quad and new Sandy Quad. Photo Taken 10/13/22 at 6:00pm.


While this week brought some warmth to us Mainers, today will be a little different. Expect lots of rain and high winds all day. Plus, with the rain, the spectacular fall foliage will mostly be gone. On a lighter note, this weekend’s forecasts are looking promising to get outside. We’re Mainers though, we don’t let rain and wind get in the way of our fun.

High:61 62 57
Low:43 39 39
Based out of Rangeley

Have a great weekend!

– Keegan

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