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Saddleback Reopening Construction Continues
Lift, lodge, trail, and snowmaking work is quickly progressing.
Tuesday, September 1, 2020, NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com

In a time in which many ski areas are as quiet as ever due to COVID-19, Saddleback, Maine is a hotbed of activity.

Saddleback Base Lodge, 08/31/2020


Construction continues on the base lodge, with siding and roofing repairs largely complete. Interior work continues. Meanwhile, the Kennebago Station yurt has been removed.

A new work road has been constructed up The Pass and Hudson Highway, facilitating various construction projects. Meanwhile, trail mowing has started.

Sandy Chair, 08/31/2020
Cupsuptic T-Bar, 08/31/2020
Cupsuptic T-Bar, 08/31/2020


The Rangeley Double and Sandy Double (the last Hopkins ski chairlift in New England) have been removed, while the Cupsuptic T-Bar is currently being taken down.

High Speed Quad, 08/31/2020
High Speed Quad, 08/31/2020
High Speed Quad, 08/31/2020
High Speed Quad, 08/31/2020


Doppelmayr continues construction of a new lift, as towers have been set and work on the top terminal is progressing. The high speed quad will be the only brand new chairlift installed in New England this year.

Arctaris Impact Fund acquired the defunct ski area in January for a reported $6.5 million. The area, which closed in 2015, is expected to operate the new detachable quad and two existing fixed grip quads this winter, serving 2,000 vertical feet.



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