Monday, January 4, 2010

Saddleback, Maine = Snow Dominance!

Rangeley, ME - Since New Year's Eve Saddleback has received 38” - 48” of new SNOW!

The new snow totals at Saddleback trumped all others in the region. More cold air and snow in their forecast. The resort is currently operating with 64 open runs and has already tallied 114 inches of snow this season.

photo from Saddleback, skier Steve Prince

The Ski Guru loves this somewhat under the radar ski area. It presides in a town better known for snowmobiling and fishing (most of the trails named after fly patterns). Saddleback is a long hall from the major population centers of New England. Not an excuse. It is a must visit. The mountain has been going gangbusters in the past few years, building infrastructure around the outstanding terrain.

Major recent improvements
  • A new chairlift (Kennebago Quad) which replaced the old T-bar (video below) 
  • An enormous swath of glade terrain (Casablanca) that was able to open officially for the first time with the incredible new snow totals
  • A state of the art base lodge, only a few seasons old

Keep thinking Snow, we got the cold air!


Anonymous said...

Hey guys...

I found this article on rating the top 10 resorts aside from SB of course!
It is so helpful...basically it added up to this but the site gives you more info for each one...
1-Telluride, CO
2-Aspen, CO
3-Saint Anton, Austria
4-Stowe, Vermont
5-Steamboat Springs, CO
7-Whistler, Canada
8-Heavenly Valley, CA
9-Sun Valley, Idaho
10-Mammoth Mountain, CA

It also gives info on best moguls, chutes, and snowboard parks...I love it...enjoy!

anyway. enjoy!

Peter Macro said...

"Saddleback, Maine = Snow Dominance!"