Saddleback is for sale, and not opening winter 2017-18. Potential investor Sebastian Monsour of the Majella Group from Australia has a pending sale, but its far from a done deal. The resort needs significant capital to replace aging lifts. The ski resort has been closed for two ski seasons, going on three…We love Saddleback, for the terrain, the beauty, the vibe, the value… and hope it reopens with new ownerships soon. Stay tuned!
With the highest base elevation of any ski area in New England, and a 4,120′ summit, Saddleback offers classic New England skiing with old fashioned flair dating to its debut in 1960 and stunning views of the Rangeley Lakes region. John Christie owned and managed Saddleback in the 1970’s – aheyday for this family freinldy ski resort. Recent ownership, The Berry family since 2003, invested in lifts, trails and lodging. Skiers found a traditional friendly feel – with a beautiful post and beam base lodge, improved lifts and terrain. Intermediate skiers loved cruisers like Royal Coachman off the Rangeley double chair. The upper mountain Kennebago Quad, new in 2009, serves some very challenging terrain like Warden’s Worry and Nightmare Glades, and the scenic America trail. A long climb/traverse out to Casablanca Glades or Mule Skinner offers a virtual out of bounds experience with the convenience of its own dedicated lift. The Swig-n-Smelt Lounge has lively local après-ski. Saddleback is now an EB5 investment region (like Jay Peak), so new business are coming to the Rangeley region.
The Berry family bought Saddleback in 2003, and invested $40 million in the past tens years in snowmaking, two new lifts, extensive snowmaking and trail work, glades, condos and the beautiful post and beam base lodge. Saddleback was most recently listed at $9.5 million. Stay tuned for Saddleback new lifts and re-opening ski news.
Vertical Drop 2,000’. Summit 4,120′, 66 Trails: 20 Beginner, 19 Intermediate, 24 Black Diamond. 5 Lifts: 2 Quad, 2 Double Chairs, 1 T-Bar. 220 acres, 85% Snowmaking. Terrain park and pipe. Expansive lodge with cafeteria, Rental & Ski Shop, Daycare, and Swig and Smelt Lounge for après ski.
Rt. 4, Rangeley 207-864-5671