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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.

sundayriver.com

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.

saddlebackmaine.com

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.

saddlebackmaine.com

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!

saddlebackmaine.com

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!

Weather:

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.

mainelyskiing.com

Day:Friday:Saturday:Sunday:
High:10 12 19
Low:-10 -4 5
Based out of Rangeley

Go rip it up wickid hahd!

– Keegan

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Mainely Skiing Weekly Email (February 10, 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!

Photo: Maine Drone Imaging

Mountain Report:

Mountain NameTrails OpenPercent Open
Saddleback68 / 68100%
Sugarloaf134 / 16283%
Sunday River128 / 13992%
Pleasant Mountain32 / 4768%

Trail of the Day: Lower Kancamangus (Pleasant 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
Homeschool Day @ Titcomb MountainFebruary 16February 16One Day
President’s Week @ Sunday RiverFebruary 17February 2610 Days
8th. Annual WinterpalozaFebruary 19February 19One Day
2nd. Annual February Fest @ SaddlebackFebruary 24February 24One Day

Carrabassett Fat Tire Race:

Take part in the Carrabassett Fat Tire Race happening in the town of Carrabassett on Sunday, February 12. Click the link below to sign up. Hurry – as event registration closes on Friday, February 10.

sugarloaf.com

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.

saddlebackmaine.com

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 10Barney Martin
February 11Toby McAllister
February 17Jordan Kaulback
February 18Humble Strings
February 21Ryan McCalmon
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.

saddlebackmaine.com

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!

saddlebackmaine.com

Last Chair:

Welcome back to the more positive temps! Oh have we missed them. What we haven’t missed is the non-frozen precipitation. Check out the upcoming weather for all the details.

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

Weather:

As the weather is looking right now, Friday is a no-go – well, unless you want to get wet. For all the other “fair weather” skiers, like myself, we’ll snag the first chair on Saturday. Fortanly the rain doesn’t look like it’s going to do much damage to the slopes. Pray for snow!

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.

mainelyskiing.com

Day:Friday:Saturday:Sunday:
High:40 24 34
Low:17 15 17
Based out of Rangeley

Go rip it up!

– Keegan

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Mainely Skiing Weekly Email (February 3, 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%
Sugarloaf116 / 16272%
Sunday River126 / 13991%
Pleasant Mountain28 / 4760%

Trail of the Day: White Heat (Sunday River) – Donny Pelletier

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
Fire On The MountainFebruary 3February 5Three Days
Homeschool Day @ Titcomb MountainFebruary 16February 16One Day
President’s Week @ Sunday RiverFebruary 17February 2610 Days
8th. Annual WinterpalozaFebruary 19February 19One Day
2nd. Annual February Fest @ SaddlebackFebruary 24February 24One Day

Fire On The Mountain:

Join Sugarloaf in celebrating all things Grateful Dead February 3-5, 2023 at the fourth annual Fire on the Mountain Festival, featuring Rose Alley and John Kadlecik! There will be music of Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead as performed by some of New England’s most talented bands; each with their own take on arguably the most enduring catalog of American rock and roll music. 

sugarloaf.com

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.

saddlebackmaine.com

Carrabassett Fat Tire Race:

Take part in the Carrabassett Fat Tire Race happening in the town of Carrabassett on Sunday, February 12. Click the link below to sign up. Hurry – as event registration closes on Friday, February 10.

sugarloaf.com

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 3Denny Breau
February 4Denny Breau
February 10Barney Martin
February 11Toby McAllister
February 17Jordan Kaulback
February 18Humble Strings
February 21Ryan McCalmon
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.

saddlebackmaine.com

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!

saddlebackmaine.com

Last Chair:

What a week! The first part was nice temperature-wise, followed by a cold front moving through the country which forced a cool-down felt all throughout New England.

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

Weather:

There’s no sugarcoating it – we have some frigid temps on the horizon. Both today and tomorrow are on track for some wicked cold temps. Stay Safe and Warm! Make sure to check your local resort’s mountain report and local weather updates before you go. With the temps forecasted, you’ll get frostbite in under 5 minutes.

Make sure to check out the Mountain Lift Status, as lifts will be affected due to wind and temps. Click the link below for more.

mainelyskiing.com

Day:Friday:Saturday:Sunday:
High:-6 -4 28
Low:-26 -10 24
Based out of Rangeley

Stay Warm, Mainely Skiers!

– Keegan

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Mainely Skiing Weekly Email (December 16, 2022)

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!

Photo: Saddleback’s Opening Day with a very familiar face holding the sign 😉

Snow On The Way:

It’s happening!!! The first big snowfall of the 2022-23 winter season is upon us. Some mountains are calling for over 1 foot of snow with a possibility of seeing up to 14 inches! Keep doing those snow dances, Mainely Skiers! I knew they would pay off eventually. Keep tabs on your mountain’s Snow Report page for snow totals.

Photo: Andy Gagne Photography

Mountain Report:

Saddleback: 6 / 68 Trails Open

Sugarloaf: 23 / 162 Trails Open

Sunday River: 26 / 139 Trails Open

Pleasant Mountain: 6 / 47 Trails Open

Trail of the Day: Green Weaver (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:
Jordan 8 Opening (*postponed)TBATBA
Winterfest Weekend @ Sunday RiverDecember 17December 18Two Days
Demo Day @ SugarloafDecember 18December 18One Day
Christmas Vacation WeekDecember 26December 30Five Days

Pleasant Mountain Opening Day:

Pleasant Mountain opens today with 6 trails and 3 lifts. They are opening with Rabbit Run, Lil’ Pine, West Slope, Happiness Is, The Main, and Pine Slope. Those trails can be accessed by the Pine Quad, Rabbit Run Triple, and Li’l Pine Beginner Carpet. For more information, click the link below.

pleasantmountain.com

Photo: Pleasant Mountain

Jordan 8 Opening:

Due to snow conditions, Sunday River has made the difficult call to postpone the Grand Opening of the Jordan 8 lift to a later date. Sunday River’s Jordan 8 lift, as part of the Sunday River 2030 plan, had a tentative opening date of December 17 (we will post an update on Twitter and our Instagram story when the date gets announced). 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.

sundayriver.com

Photo: Sun Journal

Saddleback Ski Patrol:

As we gear up for an incredible ski season, consider sponsoring a Saddleback Ski Patroller! Did you know a volunteer ski patroller spends $87 on fees and registration plus gas and lodging for two days of training before even getting on the mountain? You can help offset that cost so our patrollers can keep doing what they do best! To donate, click the link below.

saddlebackmaine.com

Photo: Andy Gagne Photography

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. 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.

saddlebackmaine.com

Photo: Saddleback webcams base camera. Calm before the storm (Taken 12/15/22 @ 4:34pm)

Last Chair:

With this weekend going to be one heck of a pow day, you might want to get ready! We know you’ll want to be up in the mountains the whole weekend and if you haven’t already, book your lodging now! Click here for lodging information. If you’re ripping it up on the slopes this winter, make sure to tag us on Twitter (@mainelyskiing) and we’ll repost!

Weather:

Keep doing those snow dances!! They are working and we will be in for a treat this weekend. Make sure to check with your local mountain’s Snow Report page for snow totals and other helpful information. Saturday looks like we’ll be skiing in the snow so you might want to invest in some Gore-Tex if you haven’t already. Warm and dry is the name of the game.

Make sure to check out the Mountain Lift Status as more lifts are opening daily. Click the link below for more.

mainelyskiing.com

Day:Friday:Saturday:Sunday:
High:31 32 29
Low:29 23 22
Based out of Rangeley

Hip Hip Hooray, There’s snow on the way!

– Keegan

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Mainely Skiing Weekly Email (December 9, 2022)

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!

Opening Day at Saddleback:

It’s tomorrow! Saddleback Mountain opens on December 10! Crews are working around the clock to make sure we have a solid opening and a long season. Lift Maintenance strung the haul rope this week, and snowmakers have been blowing that beautiful white stuff we all love whenever temps allow. Plus, various updates around the resort:

  • Retail – Moved back to the original location (Open Friday – Sunday, 11:00am-4:00pm)
  • 15% Off Early Season Lodging – Use code MtnHolly at checkout. *Participating properties only.
  • Rental Shop – Open for pre-season tune-ups and binding checks (Open Midweek 8:00am – 4:00pm and on the weekend from 9:00am – 4:00pm)
  • The PUB is open with a new menu! Check it out at saddlebackmaine.com/dining
  • New Ski School Programs – FUNdamentals of Ski Racing

To view all the various improvements and updates, check out the latest Saddleback email.

Photo: Saddleback’s New Sandy Quad before getting the haul rope (taken 11/25/22)

Mountain Report:

Saddleback: 0 / 68 Trails Open

Sugarloaf: 19 / 162 Trails Open

Sunday River: 21 / 139 Trails Open

Pleasant Mountain: 0 / 47 Trails Open

Trail of the Day: Grey Ghost (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 Mountain Opening DayDecember 10December 10One Day
Pleasant Mountain Opening DayDecember 10December 10One Day
Sugarloaf Holiday BazaarDecember 10December 11Two Days
Holiday Tree Lighting @ SugarloafDecember 10December 10One Day
Sunday River Santa SundayDecember 11December 11One Day
Jordan 8 Opening (*tentative)December 17December 17One Day
Winterfest Weekend @ Sunday RiverDecember 17December 18Two Days
Christmas Vacation WeekDecember 26December 30Five Days

Sugarloaf Holiday Gift Bazaar:

The Sugarloaf Holiday Bazaar will be taking place Saturday and Sunday around the Sugarloaf base area. Santa will be coming to town on Saturday, December 10. He’ll be accompanied by Amos & friends. We’ll spread the holiday cheer with warm treats, music on the beach, fireworks, and more! The events calendar is packed with activities and shopping endeavors for you – check it out by clicking the link below.

sugarloaf.com

Photo: Rangeley Lakes Trails Center

Jordan 8 Opening:

We’re just one week away from the Grand Opening of Jordan 8. Sunday River’s Jordan 8 lift, as part of the Sunday River 2030 plan, has a tentative opening date of December 17. 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.

sundayriver.com

Photo: Sun Journal

Saddleback Ski Patrol:

As we gear up for an incredible ski season, consider sponsoring a Saddleback Ski Patroller! Did you know a volunteer ski patroller spends $87 on fees and registration plus gas and lodging for two days of training before even getting on the mountain? You can help offset that cost so our patrollers can keep doing what they do best! To donate, click the link below.

saddlebackmaine.com

Photo: Andy Gagne Photography

Registration for Santa Sunday Is Now Open:

Santa Sunday is this Sunday, December 11. Don’t miss the sea of Santa outfits out on the slopes of Broadway (green trail). After the parade down Broadway, Sunday River will validate your ticket to ski/ride for the rest of the day. Santas who participate in the 11AM photo shoot will also receive an additional lift ticket valid until Christmas Eve. What are you waiting for, click the link below.

sundayriver.com

Photo: Sunday River – Santa Sunday

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. 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.

saddlebackmaine.com

Photo: Saddleback webcams base camera. Haul rope is installed and crews making snow. (Taken 12/8/22 @ 10:44am)

Last Chair:

Saddleback opens in less than 24 hours! Will you be there for opening day? The base area was looking quite empty during the middle of the week, but with the guns cranking now, the base area will be full of snow in no time! If you’re ripping it up on the slopes this winter, make sure to tag us on Twitter (@mainelyskiing) and we’ll repost!

Weather:

With Mother Nature giving the mountains the worst type of precipitation this past week, snowmakers across the state are scrambling to bring their mountains back to life. With this wacky weather, you might want to check the mountain report pages on your resort’s website before hitting the snow, so you’re always in the loop with current conditions and weather events. This weekend is looking like prime snowmaking weather with the lows in the teens. Crews can really pump out that white gold with those temps.

Make sure to check out the Mountain Lift Status as more lifts are opening daily. Click the link below for more.

mainelyskiing.com

Day:Friday:Saturday:Sunday:
High:34 28 26
Low:10 6 11
Based out of Rangeley

Thanks for colder weather!

– Keegan

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Mainely Skiing Weekly Email (December 2, 2022)

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!

Photo: South Branch (taken 11/25/22)

Opening Day at Saddleback:

Mark your calendars! Saddleback Mountain opens on December 10! Crews are working around the clock to make sure we have a solid opening and season. Lift Maintenance strung the haul rope this week, and snowmakers have been blowing that beautiful white stuff we all love whenever temps allow. Plus, various updates around the resort:

  • Retail – Moved back to the original location (Open Friday – Sunday, 11:00am-4:00pm)
  • 15% Off Early Season Lodging – Use code MtnHolly at checkout. *Participating properties only.
  • Rental Shop – Open for pre-season tune-ups and binding checks (Open Midweek 8:00am – 4:00pm and on the weekend from 9:00am – 4:00pm)
  • The PUB is open with a new menu! Check it out at saddlebackmaine.com/dining
  • New Ski School Programs – FUNdamentals of Ski Racing

To view all the various improvements and updates, check out the latest Saddleback email.

Photo: Saddleback’s New Sandy Quad before getting the haul rope (taken 11/25/22)

Mountain Report:

Saddleback: 0 / 68 Trails Open

Sugarloaf: 20 / 162 Trails Open

Sunday River: 19 / 139 Trails Open

Pleasant Mountain: 0 / 47 Trails Open

Trail of the Day: Candyside (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:
Saddleback Mountain Opening DayDecember 10December 10One Day
Ski Patrol Christmas Dinner @ SaddlebackDecember 10December 10One Day
Pleasant Mountain Opening DayDecember 10December 10One Day
Holiday Tree Lighting @ SugarloafDecember 10December 10One Day
Sunday River Santa SundayDecember 11December 11One Day
Jordan 8 Opening (*tentative)December 17December 17One Day
Winterfest Weekend @ Sunday RiverDecember 17December 18Two Days
Christmas Vacation WeekDecember 26December 30Five Days

RLTC Joins Indy Pass:

The Rangeley Lakes Trails Center has officially been added to the Indy Pass roster. RLTC is on the Saddleback Access Road and is a perfect visit on those wind-hold days or if you’re looking for something else to do during the long vacation weeks. With roughly 30 miles of trails, they have what you’re looking for XC Trails, Fatbiking, Hiking, and more. For more information, click the link below! Congrats, RLTC – Welcome to the Indy Pass!

rangeleylakestrailscenter.org

Photo: Rangeley Lakes Trails Center

Jordan 8 Opening:

Get ready to ride Maine’s only High-Speed 8-Person Lift! Sunday River’s Jordan 8 lift, as part of the Sunday River 2030 plan, has a tentative opening date of December 17. 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 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 ticket, click the link below.

sundayriver.com

Photo: Sun Journal

Saddleback Ski Patrol:

As we gear up for an incredible ski season, consider sponsoring a Saddleback Ski Patroller! Did you know a volunteer ski patroller spends $87 on fees and registration plus gas and lodging for two days of training before even getting on the mountain? You can help offset that cost so our patrollers can keep doing what they do best! To donate, click the link below.

saddlebackmaine.com

Photo: Andy Gagne Photography

Registration for Santa Sunday Is Now Open:

Signups for Sunday River’s Santa Sunday are open now! You don’t want to miss this special holiday event. The more the merrier and they’re always accepting people. Sign up by clicking the link below.

sundayriver.com

Photo: Sunday River – Santa Sunday

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. 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.

saddlebackmaine.com

Photo: Saddleback Base Camera Webcam overlooking the Rangeley Express and new Sandy Quad Construction. (Photo Taken 12/2/22 @ 7:50am)

Last Chair:

With Saddleback’s opening day less than 10 days away, are you ready? The base area is looking very busy with lots of guns going, people working on the haul rope, and more! If you’re ripping it up on the slopes this winter, make sure to tag us on Twitter (@mainelyskiing) and we’ll repost!

Weather:

This past week was pretty wild. Temps fluctuated from favorable to non-favorable within a few hours. This wacky weather pattern made the jobs of snowmakers almost impossible. On one hand, the wind has died down which will allow snowmakers to make snow on the trails, rather than in the woods, however, we are forecasting some non-solid precipitation on Saturday. Make sure to check out the Mountain Lift Status as more lifts are opening daily. Click the link below for more.

mainelyskiing.com

Day:Friday:Saturday:Sunday:
High:34 43 25
Low:26 23 22
Based out of Rangeley

Fingers crossed for solid, frozen, precipitation!

– Keegan

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Mainely Skiing Weekly Email (November 25, 2022)

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!

Photo: Sunday River – New England is open for skiing!

The Pub at Saddleback:

The Pub at Saddleback welcomes us back today, Friday, November 25. They open at 11:00am. With a new menu and some new faces in the kitchen, it’s going to be a great year up in the pub! Click the link below to see upcoming hours along with a sneak peek at the menu.

saddlebackmaine.com

Photo: Saddleback Maine – Buffalo Mac & Cheese

Mountain Report:

Saddleback: 0 / 68 Trails Open

Sugarloaf: 16 / 162 Trails Open

Sunday River: 16 / 135 Trails Open

Pleasant Mountain: 0 / 47 Trails Open

Trail of the Day: Lower Timberline (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:
Saddleback Pub Reopens for Winter SeasonNovember 25November 25On Day
Saddleback Cyber DealNovember 20November 29Ten Days
Ski Patrol Christmas Dinner @ SaddlebackDecember 10December 10One Day
Pleasant Mountain Opening DayDecember 10December 10One Day
Holiday Tree Lighting @ SugarloafDecember 10December 10One Day
Winterfest Weekend @ Sunday RiverDecember 17December 18Two Days
Christmas Vacation WeekDecember 26December 30Five Days

Cyber Deals:

Don’t miss out on the deal of the season! Saddleback came out with Buy One, Get One lift tickets. For $79 dollars, it’s a no-brainer if you’re planning on skiing with your best bud on the same day. With no blackout dates, this brings the ticket price down to $40 per person. Make sure you check this deal out before it runs out. Offer expires on 11/29. For more information and to purchase, click the link below.

saddlebackmaine.com

Photo: Andy Gagne Photography

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. While you can catch some pretty amazing sunsets, you also are able to watch crews working. This past week, they received delivery of the Bullwheels and the bottom terminal has started to take form. Click the link below to watch them build the new Sandy Quad.

saddlebackmaine.com

Photo: Saddleback Base Camera Webcam overlooking the Rangeley Express and new Sandy Quad Construction. (Photo Taken 11/10/22 @ 11:22am)

Last Chair:

How about those temps this week? Snowmakers were really able to crank out that white gold. If you’re ripping it up on the slopes this winter, make sure to tag us on Twitter (@mainelyskiing) and we’ll repost!

Weather:

Thanks to Mother Nature, snowmakers were able to capitalize on the colder temps. Sadly, it looks like crews will need to halt production as this weekend’s temps and weather are not favorable for good snowmaking. Make sure to check out the Mountain Lift Status as things could change on a dime. Click the link below for more.

mainelyskiing.com

Day:Friday:Saturday:Sunday:
High:37 36 44
Low:23 31 34
Based out of Rangeley

Fingers crossed for solid precipitation!

– Keegan

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Mainely Skiing Weekly Email (November 4, 2022)

Welcome to the Mainely Skiing Fall Email! This email will be sent straight to your inbox whenever we release new emails. In this email, we will highlight all the fall activities in or around the Rangeley Area!

Photo: Quill Hill, Kyle Haley Photography

Best of 207:

Saddleback needs your help! Make sure to vote for them for Best of 207 in the Ski Resort category. To cast your vote, click the link below. Then click Stay & Play > Ski Mountain. Plus, you can vote every day so make sure to save the link. Voting ends Friday, November 18.

vote207.com

Photo: Andy Gagne Photography

Calendar Adds:

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:
Job Fair @ Pleasant MountainNovember 5November 5One Day
Rangeley Craft FairNovember 12November 12One Day
Best of 207 VotingNovember 1November 18Every Day
Ski Patrol Christmas Dinner @ SaddlebackDecember 10December 10One Day
Pleasant Mountain Opening DayDecember 10December 10One Day
Holiday Tree Lighting @ SugarloafDecember 10December 10One Day
Winterfest Weekend @ Sunday RiverDecember 17December 18Two Days
Christmas Vacation WeekDecember 26December 30Five Days

Pleasant Mountain Job Fair:

Join Pleasant Mountain on Saturday, November 5, from 10:00am – 2:00pm to learn about the various jobs and to view openings. These mountains are waiting for you to send in an application. If you or anyone you know wants to work at a ski mountain, follow the link below!

pleasantmountain.com

Photo: Pleasant Mountain

Competition Hill Construction:

Crews started groundwork on Sugarloaf’s newest lift, Competition Hill, A new Doppelmayr T-Bar in collaboration with Sugarloaf and CVA to create a world-class training environment. This new lift, paired with fully automated snowmaking equipment will help give racers the confidence to go big! Sugarloaf hopes this new lift will help take pressure off main lifts on busy days. Watch the project take form by clicking the link below.

gocva.com

Jordan 8:

The new Jordan 8 construction is moving nicely. The crew at Sunday River and Doppelmayr only have a few more things before the lift will be taking skiers to the top of Jordan Peak. Those items include Aligning Towers, Pulling the haul rope, and putting chairs on the line. For the latest video update, click the link below.

facebook.com/sundayriver.com

Photo: Jordan 8

Saddleback Webcams:

Have you visited the Saddleback Webcams? With three cameras scattered across the mountain, you’re guaranteed to get the best sunset. You can 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 received delivery of the towers and the bottom terminal has started to take form. Click the link below to watch them build the new Sandy Quad.

saddlebackmaine.com

Photo: Saddleback Webcam Base Camera looking out over the Rangeley Express and New Sandy Quad. (Taken 11/3/22 @ 2:05pm)

Weather:

Come on Mother Nature! What is this? The calendar says November but our forecast says early fall. Sadly we won’t see cold temps for a while which will hurt the snowmaking window. Lets do those snow dances!

Day:Friday:Saturday:Sunday:
High:65 67 67
Low:47 56 55
Based out of Rangeley

Make sure to vote Saddleback!

– Keegan

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Mainely Skiing Weekly Email (October 21, 2022)

Welcome to the Mainely Skiing Fall Email! This email will be sent straight to your inbox whenever we release new emails. In this email, we will highlight all the fall activities in or around the Rangeley Area!

Maine Foliage Report:

The Maine Foliage Report brought to you by MaineFoliage.com

Augusta, MAINE – The Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry’s (DACF) final Foliage Report for October 19 indicates past peak conditions throughout most of the state. Peak conditions are occurring along the immediate coast in zone one with high leaf drop (more than 70 percent).

As we close the books on this spectacular fall foliage season, we’d like to give a shout-out and a huge thank you to all our leaf lovers and to everyone that shared their memorable fall foliage photos with us, added Ross.

This Week’s Foliage Outlook

“For those of you who are adventurous and still want to catch a glimpse of the fall colors, a hike in and around the blueberry barrens in DownEast Maine is a must-see! If you have never seen the blueberry barrens ablaze with the fall colors, you will not be disappointed. For those of you who plan to visit Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor, you will be required to wear a mask in indoor spaces, due to an uptick in COVID-19 transmission levels,” said Gale Ross, fall foliage spokesperson.

Calendar Adds:

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:
CRNEMBA Trail Work DayOctober 29October 29One Day
Job Fair @ Pleasant MountainNovember 5November 5One Day
Rangeley Craft FairNovember 12November 12One Day
Ski Patrol Christmas Dinner @ SaddlebackDecember 10December 10One Day
Pleasant Mountain Opening DayDecember 10December 10One Day
Holiday Tree Lighting @ SugarloafDecember 10December 10One Day
Winterfest Weekend @ Sunday RiverDecember 17December 18Two Days
Christmas Vacation WeekDecember 26December 30Five Days

CRNEMBA Trail Work Day:

Join Sugarloaf and Carrabassett Valley Academy for the CRNEMBA Trail Work Day. Happening this October 29, help out by giving back to the trails. Bring the kids; trail work is a fun way for the family to get outside together and contribute to the community.

THE WORK: We generally work from 9:00 AM till 2:00 PM raking, lopping, trimming, and occasionally tackling more significant maintenance projects. Our focus is on safety and fun. We’ll tailor assignments to your comfort level and we’re glad to have you for only part of the day if that’s all you have to give.

ITEMS TO BRING: Water, sturdy gloves and footwear, safety glasses/protective eyewear, insect repellent, rain gear (just in case), lunch or snacks. We provide any specialized tools that may be needed but it’s helpful If you have hand tools that you can bring (such as leaf rakes, loppers, hand saws, hand shears). A cell phone is also a good idea so we can communicate on issues that may pop up.

Photo: CRNEMBA Trail Crew

Competition Hill Construction:

Crews started groundwork on Sugarloaf’s newest lift, Competition Hill, A new Doppelmayr T-Bar in collaboration with Sugarloaf and CVA to create a world-class training environment. This new lift, paired with fully automated snowmaking equipment will help give racers the confidence to go big! Sugarloaf hopes this new lift will help take pressure off main lifts on busy days. Watch the project take form by clicking the link below.

gocva.com

Jordan 8:

The new Jordan 8 construction is moving nicely. The crew at Sunday River and Doppelmayr only have a few more things before the lift will be taking skiers to the top of Jordan Peak. Those items include Aligning Towers, Pulling the haul rope, and putting chairs on the line. For the latest video update, click the link below.

facebook.com/sundayriver.com

Photo: Jordan 8

Saddleback Webcams:

Have you visited the Saddleback Webcams? With three cameras scattered across the mountain, you’re guaranteed to get the best sunset. You can 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 received delivery of the towers and the bottom terminal has started to take form. Click the link below to watch them build the new Sandy Quad.

saddlebackmaine.com

Photo: Base Webcam looking out over the Rangeley High-Speed Quad and new Sandy Quad. Photo Taken 10/13/22 at 6:00pm.

Weather:

What a wet week! Most of Maine saw heavy rainfall throughout this past week. Some areas even saw flooding. If storm chasing is your thing, hit up Smalls Falls for some great late-season flow. Over the weekend, we have sunshine on tap with highs in the low 60’s. We’re gearing up for an awesome fall weekend in Maine.

Day:Friday:Saturday:Sunday:
High:53 63 65
Low:34 39 46
Based out of Rangeley

Get out and enjoy it!

– Keegan

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Mainely Skiing Weekly Email (October 14, 2022)

Welcome to the Mainely Skiing Fall Email! This email will be sent straight to your inbox whenever we release new emails. In this email, we will highlight all the fall activities in or around the Rangeley Area!

Maine Foliage Report:

The Maine Foliage Report brought to you by MaineFoliage.com

Augusta, MAINE – This week’s Fall Foliage Report from the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF) reports high to peak conditions (70-100 percent) throughout most of Maine.

As of October 12, 2022, Maine Forest Service (MFS) staff reported past peak color conditions in zones six and seven and moderate leaf drop in zones five, six, and seven. Color changes in zones one to four are at peak and rapidly approaching past peak. Coastal Maine, zones one and two, typically are last to reach their peak during mid-to-late October.

This Week’s Foliage Outlook

“Despite the seemingly extended drought conditions across Maine this year, fall colors rebounded splendidly, and the state is ablaze with breathtaking hues throughout the state,” said Gale Ross, Maine’s fall foliage spokesperson. “I daresay this foliage season ranks among one of the best displays of colors for quite some time, evident by the wicked good photos submitted by Maine fall foliage enthusiasts!”

Photo: MaineFoliage.com

Calendar Adds:

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:
Her FestivalOctober 20October 20One Day
Family Fall FestivalOctober 22October 22One Day
Job Fair @ Pleasant MountainNovember 5November 5One Day
Rangeley Craft FairNovember 12November 12One Day
Ski Patrol Christmas Dinner @ SaddlebackDecember 10December 10One Day
Pleasant Mountain Opening DayDecember 10December 10One Day
Holiday Tree Lighting @ SugarloafDecember 10December 10One Day
Winterfest Weekend @ Sunday RiverDecember 17December 18Two Days
Christmas Vacation WeekDecember 26December 30Five Days

Competition Hill Construction:

Crews started groundwork on Sugarloaf’s newest lift, Competition Hill, A new Doppelmayr T-Bar in collaboration with Sugarloaf and CVA to create a world-class training environment. This new lift, paired with fully automated snowmaking equipment will help give racers the confidence to go big! Sugarloaf hopes this new lift will help take pressure off main lifts on busy days. Watch the project take form by clicking the link below.

gocva.com

Jordan 8:

The new Jordan 8 construction is moving nicely. The crew at Sunday River and Doppelmayr only have a few more things before the lift will be taking skiers to the top of Jordan Peak. Those items include Aligning Towers, Pulling the haul rope, and putting chairs on the line. For the latest video update, click the link below.

facebook.com/sundayriver.com

Photo: Jordan 8

Saddleback Webcams:

Have you visited the Saddleback Webcams? With three cameras scattered across the mountain, you’re guaranteed to get the best sunset. You can 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 received delivery of the towers and the bottom terminal has started to take form. Click the link below to watch them build the new Sandy Quad.

saddlebackmaine.com

Photo: Base Webcam looking out over the Rangeley High-Speed Quad and new Sandy Quad. Photo Taken 10/13/22 at 6:00pm.

Weather:

While this week brought some warmth to us Mainers, today will be a little different. Expect lots of rain and high winds all day. Plus, with the rain, the spectacular fall foliage will mostly be gone. On a lighter note, this weekend’s forecasts are looking promising to get outside. We’re Mainers though, we don’t let rain and wind get in the way of our fun.

Day:Friday:Saturday:Sunday:
High:61 62 57
Low:43 39 39
Based out of Rangeley

Have a great weekend!

– Keegan