Saddleback Reborn
Maine's second highest resort has resumed operations for the first time in half a decade.
Tuesday, December 15, 2020,

Saddleback Mountain, 12/14/2020

After half a decade of false starts, Saddleback Mountain Resort has finally reopened for skiing. Saddleback was last open to the public on April 19, 2015.

Two trails are open off the brand new Rangeley high speed quad, one off the Kennebago quad, and one off the South Branch beginner quad.

Arctaris Impact Fund acquired the defunct ski area in January for a reported $6.5 million. Massive improvements were made to the base lodge and snowmaking system. In addition, Saddleback installed New England's first new detachable chairlift since 2018, replacing the original main double chairlift. Two shorter aging lifts were also removed, leaving the mountain served by modern quad chairlifts.

Investments are expected to continue beyond this season, including replacements for the removed lifts and a mid-mountain lodge.

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