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Saddleback Maine

976 Saddleback Mountain Rd, Rangeley, ME
207-864-5671
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Ranked #4 of 19 Attractions in Rangeley
Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
Activities: Snowboarding, Skiing
Owner description: At Saddleback, we've taken a different road from other large resorts. From our natural terrain and our wilderness environment to how the mountain was... more » Owner description: At Saddleback, we've taken a different road from other large resorts. From our natural terrain and our wilderness environment to how the mountain was developed and is operated, almost everything about Saddleback is different.It's a magnificent mountain with genuine values and a gentle soul. It's the way Alpine skiing and riding used to be. Classic New England ski terrain with trails that follow the contours. Snow-covered conifers over most of the mountain create a different feel with rime-frosted trees at the lower elevations and snow ghosts at the upper. High elevation alpine experience with snowfields. At 4120 ft elevation, Saddleback is only one of seven ski mountains in New England with atop lift elevation over 4000 feet. Our vertical is greater than several well-known big mountain resorts. Kennebago Steeps! is the largest steep skiing and riding facility in the East. Saddleback has extensive glades like other ski areas but only Saddleback has Casablanca Glades & Chutes which provide endless ways down through Paradise. « less
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Due to its steepness, the hike up and down Saddleback Mountain is difficult, even when using the ski trails. However, the views are tremendous throughout the hike and the real treasure is reaching the summit and then hiking the ridge. From the top, the views of the Rangeley Lake Region is incredible. Perhaps the best in the area.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Went on 1 April. Good conditions and equipment. Great attendant! We had a very nice time skiing. Well groomed.

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Scarborough, Maine
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59 reviews 59 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Love, love, love this mountain. My kids love it as well. Great steeps, groomers and awesome glades. Mountain staff is awesome - super friendly. Real Mainers! The only thing I hope happens soon is that they get a new quad to replace the old double chair. That thing is brutal! :-)

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The terrain is super good, and the place has really cheap lift tickets ($45), but the drops aren't too heart-pumping for a snowboarder. I ski, too, and I like the skiing there, because I'm not looking for the excitement of a serious slide. But, the grooming is super careful and the crowd that goes there is very friendly and helpful.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Saddleback mountain, is the most friendly and experienced ski area in he world. It is full of life, with wonderful views but most of all, the friendly people. I have been going there for years and grooming is always perfect, snow is always good late-season and the food is good. The queues are always very small and the Casablanca glades,... More

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Portland, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Saddleback Maine is big mountain skiing for small mountain prices with some of the best glades and mogul in the East. It is wicked family friendly, with plenty of blue and green terrain, too. It sports a civil community of skiers where people actually talk to each other (to strangers) on the lifts, in the line and in the lodge.... More

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Windham, Maine
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Big mountain skiing, Unpretentious atmosphere. Great snow, even late in the season. Down-home, friendly service by every staff member, from ticket sellers, lift operators to food service and bartenders. This place has become my absolute favorite ski area in the East! I only wished it was closer to home, then I'd be there every day!

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Rangeley, Maine
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I love this mountain so maybe I hope no one else will come ski here so I can have it alllllllllll to myself! If you like to ski in the quiet beautiful mountains, see the occasional passing moose on the trail, and ride one of the last historic T-bars in the WORLD, come here and don't ever tell anyone else... More

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Eastham, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We just spent a few days up at Saddleback Mountain, our first visit ever. We are hooked! Stayed in a wonderful trailside condo, tastefully furnished, beautiful view. We could not believe how uncrowded it was and the slopes were in perfect condition. So few people skiing that the corduroy never got worn off!! All of the staff and workers were... More

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Greenville, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

If you're tired of crowded, corporate ski operations, but you want to ski a big mountain (big for the East, anyway), Saddleback is the best. I was there for two mid-week powder days and had the mountain pretty much to myself! There's no loud music, no cheesy lodge scene, no posturing -- just great skiing, friendly people, and a surprising... More

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