Weekly Email

Mainely Skiing Weekly Email (March 31, 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
Saddleback67 / 6899%
Sugarloaf151 / 16293%
Sunday River131 / 13994%
Pleasant Mountain25 / 4753%

Trail of the Day: Gondi Line (Sugarloaf)

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
Spring Fest Weekend @ Sunday RiverMarch 31April 23 Days
Sugarloaf Reggae FestApril 6April 94 Days
Rewind & Grind Rail JamApril 7April 7One Day
Saddleback Spring BashApril 8April 8One Day
The Great Tailgate @ Sunday RiverApril 15April 15One Day
King Of The Mountain: Hill Climb @ SaddlebackApril 21April 222 Days

Spring Bash At Saddleback:

Don’t miss Spring Bash happening April 7-8th. See the full event rundown below and make sure you’ve added these to your calendar

Friday, April 7
  • Rewind & Grind Rail Jam (4-6pm) – Get Spring Bash 2023 started by grinding the steel! This is a FREE rail jam, open to the public, to both skiers and riders. DJ Eric from AudiblEvents will be spinning some tracks on the deck while everyone throws down. Come ride and watch!
Saturday, April 8
  • Pond Skim (12-1pm) – Come watch or participate in this unique experience of skiing on non-frozen snow.
  • BBQ on Deck (12:30-1:30pm) – Enjoy a cookout following the pond skim.
  • Motor Booty Affair (4-6pm) – The best way to end the day. Get your groove on with Motor Booty Affair either in the lodge or on the deck depending on the weather.

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.

King Of The Mountain Hill Climb:

The King Of The Mountain Hill Climb is taking place on Friday, April 21, and Saturday, April 22. This two-day event is presented by Hight Family of Dealerships, BOSS Power Equipment, and WIN Waste Innovations. There is no more spots available in any race. Spectators are welcome! Click the link below for more information on this event.

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:

With some snow on Thursday, this serves as a mid-week refresh for those trails. Get out while the gettin’ is still good!

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


March has really been active with the snow. Saddleback is reporting 64” of snow in just March alone. Keep doing those snow dances, Mainely Skiers. It’s paying off! Sadly, we’re looking at some not-so-favorable conditions on Sunday.

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:33 46 50
Low:23 33 31
Based out of Rangeley

Think Snow, Less Rain.

– Keegan

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