Weekly Email

Mainely Skiing Weekly Email (April 14, 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
Saddleback65 / 6896%
Sugarloaf126 / 16277%
Sunday River61 / 13944%
Pleasant Mountain0 / 470%

Trail of the Day: Tight Line (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:
Saddleback Closing DayApril 14April 14One 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
Sunday River’s Closing DayApril 23April 23One Day
Sugarloaf’s Closing DayMay 1May 1One Day

Closing Day At Saddleback:

It’s closing weekend at Saddleback. Join the Saddleback Family for the last day of the season on Saturday, April 15, 2023. It’s been one heck of a season – let’s all come together for one last ride. Also, catch the closing day festivities happening throughout the day:

Saturday, April 15
  • WinterKids End Of Season Offers (All Day) – In celebration of a great season on the slopes, Saddleback is offering WinterKids app members 1 Free Junior lift ticket with a full-price adult ticket on Saturday, April 15th. This is the last day of the 22/23 winter season and your last chance to ski and ride at Saddleback this winter!
  • Enter To Win A LineX Cooler (All Day) – Enter to win a LineX Cooler stuffed with Saddleback Swag. The winner will be annoucned at 4pm and you must be present to win. May the odds be ever in your favor.
  • Mid Mountain Lodge Open House (11-2pm) – Come take a tour of the new Mid Mountain Lodge. While the Restaurant and Restrooms aren’t open, you still can get inside and check out what crews have been hard at work doing.
  • DJ Eric On The Deck (1-5pm) – DJ Eric will be spinning the tunes on the deck from 1 to 5 pm. Come bask in the sun and enjoy some great beats.

Closing Dates:

These warm temps sure are nice but it doesn’t help the snow pack. Take a look at the tentative closing dates for the big three.

MountainClosing Date
SaddlebackApril 14
SugarloafMay 1
Sunday RiverApril 23

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. Soak up the sun and enjoy the corn harvest. Just save some for the rest of us 😉

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


Make sure to bust out the sunscreen – trust me, you’ll need it! We have endless sun on tap and the temps are looking more like summer temps. Get out there and make the most of it. Just be safe and apply sunscreen when needed.

Make sure to check out the Mountain Lift Status, as lifts and trails will be changing as the spring goes on. Click the link below for more.

High:71 66 63
Low:41 39 45
Based out of Rangeley

Enjoy the sun!

– Keegan

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