We are excited to announce the Saddleback Mountain community will get its home back next season.
We're investing in a new high speed detachable quad, new snowmaking, a dramatic renovation of the lodge and ticket pricing aimed at making the Saddleback skiing experience as accessible as ever. Here's what won't change: a friendly, laid back culture, a wide diversity of terrain for all abilities and a steadfast commitment to see the Saddleback family get its home back. Without you we're just another mountain, and the reality is we're not just another mountain.
Now, for just under $55.00, you can use our extended Easy Payment Plan to be part of the Saddleback future. We have heard from a number of you, both in the local community and across the region, that many of you need more time before you can consider spending for next winter. We completely get that and have come to believe that, in addition to extending the payment plan, the best way to make life easier for many of you is to push the season pass price deadline back to June 15.
Prices increase June 15
|College (with ID)||$449|
|Super Seniors (80+)||$30|
|Children (5 and Under)||$30|
|The Laker Pass (for Rangeley Lakes Regional School students)||$329|
Includes 2 free days at Jay Peak Resort.
LIMITED NUMBER OF LOCKER PACKAGES: We will also be offering 250 packages that include a locker for an additional $300. We know there will be a lot of demand for those lockers, so place your order today. We want to be fair to everyone and don’t have confidence after five years that we have the complete list of prior locker holders. We’ll be adding over 100 new lockers and feel the fairest approach is to open it to everyone on a first-come-first-serve basis. Note: These Locker packages require the full payment for both the season pass and locker at time of purchase.Buy Now
Everything we're doing at Saddleback will build on the legacy of this amazing ski area and the community surrounding it. We want this mountain to be here for generations to come.
Below are a handful of the changes you’ll see this coming season.
The new Rangeley Detachable Quad more than triples uphill capacity over its predecessor and reduces ride time for the lift from 11 minutes to 4. That means a lot more skiing and a lot less riding lifts. The new Rangeley also serves all levels of terrain.
Expect further lift upgrades in seasons to come!
At Saddleback, we're fortunate to have the highest natural snowfall of all the major Maine ski resorts. To improve on Mother Nature’s generosity, we’re making significant investments in our system and will continue to make additional investments for years to come.
You'll find significant renovations to the base lodge, resulting in a more comfortable, aesthetically pleasing, and energy efficient space for booting up, grabbing lunch, or just relaxing with friends. We’re also updating the pub menu, with an emphasis on local ingredient sourcing to support area producers and provide the tastiest, highest quality food possible. You can also expect to see Saddleback-branded microbrews produced right here in Maine!
We believe that everyone in our community should have the opportunity to experience Saddleback. That’s why we’re implementing fair ticket pricing, with a goal of keeping skiing accessible to all. We think you’ll find that Saddleback offers some of the most affordable alpine skiing anywhere, without compromising on quality or service.
February 18, 2020
The mountain, an iconic fixture in New England Skiing for generations, will also be selling season passes in the middle of next month.
Rangeley, Maine Boston-based Arctaris Impact Fund, which recently purchased Saddleback Mountain, announced earlier this month they have purchased a high-speed detachable quad chairlift for the coming season. The new lift will replace the aging Rangeley double chair that had been the main lift of the mountain for 57 years.
The new Rangeley high speed quad will reduce the ride time from about 11 minutes to about 4 and move 2,400 people up the mountain per hour; up from the current rate of 750. The impact will be that our Saddleback guests will spend a lot less time on a lift and a lot more time skiing or riding. The new lift will also set a new standard of excellence at the resort and transform the uphill experience for Saddleback guests.
“To see the faith of the community rewarded with this remarkable commitment by Arctaris is moving,” said Doc Tulin, Marketing Director at Saddleback Mountain, “and shows they understand the needs of the mountain and the community. The skiing experience at Saddleback has always been exceptional, and now the experience of getting up the mountain will match that.”
The next step in the process of reopening the mountain will be selling season passes, either online or in person, starting in the middle of March. While the complete website won’t be on-line until the Fall, we will have an initial page set up in time to service demand for season passes at SaddlebackMaine.com, with an estimated date of March 18th for the launch.
While the mountain will be making significant investments in snowmaking capacity, in the lodge experience, and has purchased the new, high-speed detachable quad, Saddleback will always be about its unique culture; a laid back community of people who love the outdoors, who love skiing and who want to be surrounded by others who share those values.
About Saddleback Mountain
Located in the beautiful High Peaks and Lakes district of western Maine, Saddleback Mountain was founded in 1960 and has grown its reputation for exceptional snow, some of the best skiing terrain in the East and a friendly, laid- back culture. At 4,120 feet of elevation and 2,000 feet of vertical, Saddleback is Maine’s third biggest mountain, and its base elevation of 2,100 feet is Maine’s highest. Just below the mountain is the iconic village of Rangeley, which is the gateway to Rangeley Lake, Mooselookmeguntic and Richardson Lakes.
About Arctaris Impact Fund
Arctaris Impact Investors, LLC, is a Boston-based impact investment fund manager focused on revitalizing disinvested cities and targeted rural communities. The firm has launched five funds over 10 years through partnerships with institutional investors, CRA banks, foundations, the U.S. Treasury Department, and state economic development agencies. In consideration of Arctaris’ commitment to deliver positive social impact in inner cities and rural communities, the firm has historically qualified for a set of federal and state government programs available to qualified managers. Arctaris has a successful track record of partnering with state and federal government agencies to achieve its dual mandate of creating jobs and generating returns for its limited partners.