Saddleback Ski Area

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Saddleback Ski Area
United States
Phone: 207 864-5671

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About the Ski Resort

Saddleback Mountain is located in the heart of Maine's Appalachian Mountain Range. The broad shouldered, mile-long summit ridge rises to a 4,116-foot summit.

Saddleback's proximity to its well-known neighbor, Sugarloaf, has caused some to overlook the mountain, but more and more skiers are looking for an alternative to the crowds and are discovering this area.

Saddleback's reputation is one of providing uncrowded, big mountain skiing.

With a vertical drop of 1,830 feet, and a base lodge at 2,286 feet above sea level, Saddleback is a big mountain for New England.

The ski area trail network covers an area three miles wide and offers ski terrain for every ability level.

The 41 trails include wide, smooth, groomed runs, as well as tough, untamed extreme conditions on trails like Muleskinner and Nightmare Glades. And snowboarders are allowed on all trails.

The five lifts service the mountain efficiently, with experts enjoying the "Kennegago T-Bar," beginners learning on the lower mountain and intermediates able to ski comfortable trails from summit to base.

The town of Rangeley, a typically quaint New England town, is located just seven miles from the ski area. You will find all services ranging from dining to shopping.

How to Get There

Saddleback is located approximately 2 1/2 hours from Portland, Maine, and 4 1/2 hours north of Boston, Mass. Interstates and other major highways go right to Saddleback, and the approaches are well marked.

From point south, take I-95 to the Maine Turnpike to Exit 12 in Lewiston/Auburn. Take Route 4 north through Farmington to Rangeley and Saddleback. Or take the Maine Turnpike to Exit 31 in Augusta to Route 27 north to Farmington. Take Route 4 north to Rangeley and Saddleback.

From the Canadian Maritimes: From Calais, Maine, take Route 9 east to Bangor and I-95 south to Exit 39. Take Route 2 west to Farmington. Take Route 4 north to Rangeley and Saddleback.

Ski resort area details

Alpine Skiing: Yes
Night Skiing: No
Heli-Skiing: No
Snowcat Skiing: No
Snowboarding: No
Snowshoe trails: No
Cross country: 20 km
Snow tubing: No

 Easiest:  36 %

 More Difficult:  30 %

 Most Difficult:  24 %

 Experts only:  10 %

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Pace of Play: Pace of play: 0
Money Value: Money value: 0
Tees: Tees: 0
Service: Service: 0

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Mountain Statistics

Base elevation:  2,286 ft
Summit elevation:  4,286 ft
Vertical drop:  2,000 ft
Skiable area:  440 acres
Annual snowfall:  186 in
Snowmaking:  80 %
Number of trails:  54
Number of lifts:  5
Types of lifts:  2 T-Bars,
 2 Double Chairs,
 1 Fixed Grip Quad

Ski Resort Services

Childcare  Yes
Adaptive skier:  No
Nearby lodging:  Yes
Ski lessons:  Yes
Snowboard lessons:  Yes
Ski rentals:  Yes
Snowboard rentals:  Yes

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Ski Resort directions

From the south, take I-95 north to the Maine Turnpike to Exit 12 (Auburn), then Route 4 north to Rangeley, then Saddleback Mountain Road 7 miles east to Saddleback ski area. The ski area is 220 miles from Boston, Massachusetts, and 125 miles from Portland, Maine.