Weekly Email

Mainely Skiing Weekly Email (February 24, 2023)

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!

Mountain Report:

Mountain NameTrails OpenPercent Open
Saddleback68 / 68100%
Sugarloaf99 / 16261%
Sunday River132 / 13995%
Pleasant Mountain30 / 4765%

Trail of the Day: Thrombosis Glade (Saddleback Mountain)

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:
Lollipop Races @ SaddlebackJanuary 1April 2Every Sunday
President’s Week @ Sunday RiverFebruary 17February 2610 Days
2nd. Annual February Fest @ SaddlebackFebruary 24February 24One Day
WinterKids Family Day @ SaddlebackMarch 5March 5One Day
Cardboard Box Race @ Pleasant MountainMarch 11March 11One Day
DST Operations Shift @ SaddlebackMarch 12March 12One Day
Mattress Race @ Pleasant MountainMarch 18March 18One Day
Back To The Banks Banked Slalom @ SaddlebackMarch 18March 18One Day
Paror Ski Demo Day @ SaddlebackMarch 18March 18One Day
Spring Fling @ Pleasant MountainMarch 25March 25One Day
Spring Fest Weekend @ Sunday RiverMarch 31April 23 Days
Sugarloaf Reggae FestApril 6April 94 Days
The Great Tailgate @ Sunday RiverApril 15April 15One Day
King Of The Mountain: Hill Climb @ SaddlebackApril 21April 222 Days

BIG News From Sunday River:

Just announced – Two new lifts will be taking skiers and riders up the mountains of Sunday River. A new Merrill Hill Triple will access the back side of the mountain and add to the Real Estate options and ski-in, and ski-out house lots. Also, the most highly anticipated announcement, a brand new, Doppelmayr High-Speed, 6-Person Bubble chair will replace the Barker Mountain Express. Both lift upgrades are expected to open for the 2023-2024 ski season. For the latest on the Sunday River 2030 project, click the link below.

February Fest:

On February 24, Saddleback Presents: The 2nd Annual February Festival at Saddleback Mountain Presented by Skowhegan Savings Bank Plus, the Torchlight Parade & Live Music! Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to spend time with the Saddleback Family on that Friday of February Break. For more information, click the link below.

Après Music Series:

Don’t Miss Saddleback’s Après Music Series up in The Pub. After a great day of skiing, come inside to some great music and bites. See full schedule:

Date:Music Artist:
February 2412/OC Band (Feb Fest)
February 25Austin & Green Duo
March 3Jordan Kaulback
March 4Invite The Wild
March 10TJ Swan
March 11Toby McAllister
March 17Jordan Kaulback
March 18The Mallett Brothers
March 24Austin & Green Duo
March 25Kitty And TJ

King Of The Mountain Hill Climb:

Registration for the loudest party in the east opened recently. This event runs from Friday, April 21, to Saturday, April 22. This two-day event is presented by Hight Family of Dealerships, BOSS Power Equipment, and WIN Waste Innovations. Hurry – as this event will be capped for numbers. Register now to secure your spot!

Click HERE to add yourself to the race!

Lollipop Race:

Calling all kids 12 and under, Every Sunday at Saddleback, the Rangeley Alpine Ski Club will be co-hosting this event with the Saddleback Ski School. From 1-2, the gates will be open for racing followed by awards on the deck. contact the Ski School desk to sign up. The race takes place on skiers right of Royal Tiger, just below the Rangeley Chair. For more information, see the link below.

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. Click the link below to see last night’s sunset!

Last Chair:

Thrombosis was skiing great today! The last 50 feet was a little scratchy but beyond that, pure bliss. Make sure to check out the runs off-piste for some surprising conditions.

If you’re ripping it up on the slopes this winter, make sure to tag us on Twitter (@mainelyskiing) and we’ll repost!


We had a cold day today, with the feel-like temps hovering around 0 – it felt it. Saturday is more of the same: Hopefully with less wind.

Make sure to check out the Mountain Lift Status, as lifts and trails will be changing throughout the day and onto the weekend. Click the link below for more.

High:10 12 19
Low:-10 -4 5
Based out of Rangeley

Go rip it up wickid hahd!

– Keegan

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