Weekly Email

Mainely Skiing Weekly Email (April 7, 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%
Sugarloaf99 / 16261%
Sunday River106 / 13972%
Pleasant Mountain0 / 470%

Trail of the Day: Blue Devil (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:
Sugarloaf Reggae FestApril 6April 94 Days
Rewind & Grind Rail JamApril 7April 7One Day
Saddleback Spring BashApril 8April 8One Day
Barker Lift Send-OffApril 14April 15Two Days
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.

Barker Lift Send-Off:

It’s the last hurrah! Join the Sunday River crew over on Barker Basin for the final send off. It’s the weekend of April 15-16 for final rides on the Barker Express. In addition, enter to win the chance to ride the final chair on the Barker Express, and take home a chair from the lift for yourself. For more information, click the link below.

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.

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:

We’re in the final stretch of the 2022-23 ski season. Go get after it and make the most of the great conditions.

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


Thanks to Mother Nature and providing us with over 66 inches of snow this spring alone, it allows some spectacular conditions out on the slopes.

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:38 33 43
Low:15 19 27
Based out of Rangeley

Go rip it up!

– Keegan

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