Weekly Email

Mainely Skiing Weekly Email (December 16, 2022)

Welcome to the Mainely Skiing Weekly Email! This email will be sent straight to your inbox at the end of every week to highlight what’s happening with your Maine ski resort!

Photo: Saddleback’s Opening Day with a very familiar face holding the sign 😉

Snow On The Way:

It’s happening!!! The first big snowfall of the 2022-23 winter season is upon us. Some mountains are calling for over 1 foot of snow with a possibility of seeing up to 14 inches! Keep doing those snow dances, Mainely Skiers! I knew they would pay off eventually. Keep tabs on your mountain’s Snow Report page for snow totals.

Photo: Andy Gagne Photography

Mountain Report:

Saddleback: 6 / 68 Trails Open

Sugarloaf: 23 / 162 Trails Open

Sunday River: 26 / 139 Trails Open

Pleasant Mountain: 6 / 47 Trails Open

Trail of the Day: Green Weaver (Saddleback)

Upcoming Events:

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:
Jordan 8 Opening (*postponed)TBATBA
Winterfest Weekend @ Sunday RiverDecember 17December 18Two Days
Demo Day @ SugarloafDecember 18December 18One Day
Christmas Vacation WeekDecember 26December 30Five Days

Pleasant Mountain Opening Day:

Pleasant Mountain opens today with 6 trails and 3 lifts. They are opening with Rabbit Run, Lil’ Pine, West Slope, Happiness Is, The Main, and Pine Slope. Those trails can be accessed by the Pine Quad, Rabbit Run Triple, and Li’l Pine Beginner Carpet. For more information, click the link below.

Photo: Pleasant Mountain

Jordan 8 Opening:

Due to snow conditions, Sunday River has made the difficult call to postpone the Grand Opening of the Jordan 8 lift to a later date. Sunday River’s Jordan 8 lift, as part of the Sunday River 2030 plan, had a tentative opening date of December 17 (we will post an update on Twitter and our Instagram story when the date gets announced). They are choosing to raffle tickets to ride this to benefit the River Fund, and Maine Adaptive. Tickets will be sold for $5 dollars and won’t be included in the cost of a normal lift ticket. This raffle is to choose the first 8 people, or first chair, to ride the lift. For all the special details, click here. To learn all about it along with purchasing a raffle ticket, click the link below.

Photo: Sun Journal

Saddleback Ski Patrol:

As we gear up for an incredible ski season, consider sponsoring a Saddleback Ski Patroller! Did you know a volunteer ski patroller spends $87 on fees and registration plus gas and lodging for two days of training before even getting on the mountain? You can help offset that cost so our patrollers can keep doing what they do best! To donate, click the link below.

Photo: Andy Gagne Photography

Saddleback Webcams:

Have you visited the Saddleback Webcams? With three cameras scattered across the mountain, you’re guaranteed to get the best sunset. You could 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 strung the haul rope and the aXess gates are installed. Click the link below to watch them build the new Sandy Quad.

Photo: Saddleback webcams base camera. Calm before the storm (Taken 12/15/22 @ 4:34pm)

Last Chair:

With this weekend going to be one heck of a pow day, you might want to get ready! We know you’ll want to be up in the mountains the whole weekend and if you haven’t already, book your lodging now! Click here for lodging information. If you’re ripping it up on the slopes this winter, make sure to tag us on Twitter (@mainelyskiing) and we’ll repost!


Keep doing those snow dances!! They are working and we will be in for a treat this weekend. Make sure to check with your local mountain’s Snow Report page for snow totals and other helpful information. Saturday looks like we’ll be skiing in the snow so you might want to invest in some Gore-Tex if you haven’t already. Warm and dry is the name of the game.

Make sure to check out the Mountain Lift Status as more lifts are opening daily. Click the link below for more.

High:31 32 29
Low:29 23 22
Based out of Rangeley

Hip Hip Hooray, There’s snow on the way!

– Keegan

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