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Holiday Torchlight Parade & Santa Visit:
Join the Saddleback family on Friday, December 30 for a night of fun! While they were planning on this being today, the weather made it so Santa couldn’t come down from the north pole. Thankfully, he is able to be there the following Friday, December 30, and will be accompanied by the employee torchlight parade down Grey Ghost. This is free and open to anyone! For more information, click the link below.
Saddleback: 51 / 68 Trails Open
Sugarloaf: 63 / 162 Trails Open
Sunday River: 60 / 139 Trails Open
Pleasant Mountain: 8 / 47 Trails Open
Trail of the Day: Lower Timberline (Sugarloaf)
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||December 26||December 26||One Day|
|Christmas Vacation Week||December 26||December 30||Five Days|
|Horse Drawn Wagon Rides||December 27||December 27||One Day|
|Climb For A Cure @ Sugarloaf||December 29||December 29||One Day|
|Horse Drawn Wagon Rides||December 29||December 29||One Day|
|Holiday Torchlight Parade @ Saddleback||December 30||December 30||One Day|
|New Year’s Eve @ The Widowmaker||December 31||December 31||One Day|
|Vertical Challenge @ Saddleback||January 8||January 8||One Day|
|Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend||January 14||January 16||Three Days|
Jordan 8 Opening:
Sunday River will be spinning their new Jordan 8 Lift this Monday, December 26. Sunday River’s Jordan 8 lift, as part of the Sunday River 2030 plan, has an opening date of December 26. 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.
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.
What a beautiful week for Maine skiers and riders. With Mother Nature generously dropping over 2 feet of fresh snow across many mountains, it made for good skiing. You still can find those special pow stashes if you know where to look! If you’re ripping it up on the slopes this winter, make sure to tag us on Twitter (@mainelyskiing) and we’ll repost!
If you’re planning on going out for today or tomorrow, you might want to invest in some Gore-Tex if you haven’t already. Warm and dry is the name of the game. It’s shaping up to be a wet weekend with some areas calling for around 3 inches of rain. Don’t worry though, as man-made snow holds up better to rain and thaw events than natural snow.
Make sure to check out the Mountain Lift Status as the weather for this extended weekend might be interesting. Click the link below for more.
Stay dry, Mainely Skiers!