Weekly Email

Mainely Skiing Weekly Email (October 21, 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:

The Maine Foliage Report brought to you by

Augusta, MAINE – The Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry’s (DACF) final Foliage Report for October 19 indicates past peak conditions throughout most of the state. Peak conditions are occurring along the immediate coast in zone one with high leaf drop (more than 70 percent).

As we close the books on this spectacular fall foliage season, we’d like to give a shout-out and a huge thank you to all our leaf lovers and to everyone that shared their memorable fall foliage photos with us, added Ross.

This Week’s Foliage Outlook

“For those of you who are adventurous and still want to catch a glimpse of the fall colors, a hike in and around the blueberry barrens in DownEast Maine is a must-see! If you have never seen the blueberry barrens ablaze with the fall colors, you will not be disappointed. For those of you who plan to visit Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor, you will be required to wear a mask in indoor spaces, due to an uptick in COVID-19 transmission levels,” said Gale Ross, fall foliage spokesperson.

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:
CRNEMBA Trail Work DayOctober 29October 29One 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

CRNEMBA Trail Work Day:

Join Sugarloaf and Carrabassett Valley Academy for the CRNEMBA Trail Work Day. Happening this October 29, help out by giving back to the trails. Bring the kids; trail work is a fun way for the family to get outside together and contribute to the community.

THE WORK: We generally work from 9:00 AM till 2:00 PM raking, lopping, trimming, and occasionally tackling more significant maintenance projects. Our focus is on safety and fun. We’ll tailor assignments to your comfort level and we’re glad to have you for only part of the day if that’s all you have to give.

ITEMS TO BRING: Water, sturdy gloves and footwear, safety glasses/protective eyewear, insect repellent, rain gear (just in case), lunch or snacks. We provide any specialized tools that may be needed but it’s helpful If you have hand tools that you can bring (such as leaf rakes, loppers, hand saws, hand shears). A cell phone is also a good idea so we can communicate on issues that may pop up.

Photo: CRNEMBA Trail Crew

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.


What a wet week! Most of Maine saw heavy rainfall throughout this past week. Some areas even saw flooding. If storm chasing is your thing, hit up Smalls Falls for some great late-season flow. Over the weekend, we have sunshine on tap with highs in the low 60’s. We’re gearing up for an awesome fall weekend in Maine.

High:53 63 65
Low:34 39 46
Based out of Rangeley

Get out and enjoy it!

– Keegan

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