NEW SNOW ON INTIMIDATOR 2-5-2014

 

   Talk about timing. Powder arrived this week. We are in the middle of a 4-8 inch snow event. The snow conditions are fantastic. We will be running four lifts, the South Branch, Sandy, Cupsuptic, and Kennebago lifts which will provide access to all the trails on the mountain.

   The Rangeley is down for maintenance. During a routine daily inspection it was determined that a grip should be taken out of service.  After consultation with our lift maintenance staff and lift manufacturer, as a precautionary measure we are taking the lift out of service until we can complete a more detailed inspection and additional testing of all the grips on the Rangeley Chair.  Once that inspection is complete, the lift will return to service. Estimated completion time is 7-8 days.

   Rest assured we will be putting every effort into getting the Rangeley back online. For those of you who are not experienced with the Cupsuptic T-Bar, we will have staff on hand to assist you. The Kennebago Station Yurt will be open each day so you can head to the Steeps! and spend the day up there.

   All of us at Saddleback are committed to providing you with the best experience possible under the safest conditions. 


FROM THE STEEPS - Ep. 7

JULIE PARISIEN TO VISIT SADDLEBACK
Olympian Julie Parisien
 ON FEBRUARY 8 and 9

Maine Olympian Julie Parisien will be at Saddleback this weekend skiing, promoting skiing and available to sign autographs. Scheduled so far: Meet and Ski with the Saddleback Ski Club on Saturday morning, Public Meet and Greet in the Swig N' Smelt on Saturday at 4 PM, and First Tracks with Julie on Sunday at 8:30 AM: Open to ALL! - meet at the Sandy Chair.

LAST DAYS TO REGISTER FOR THE

SADDLEBACK MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE

The Saddleback Mountain Challenge - a Randonée style race with 2000 ft of elevation - is on Saturday, February 8th at 8:00 AM. Skin up, ski down. Release of Liability required. Awards presented for both Men's and Women's divisions. Online Registration closes Thursday, February 6th at 5PM. To register, click HERE.

#saddlebackselfie  
Everyone has a little Saddleback in them - show off yours with a "selfie" ...share it on Facebook and Instagram with the hashtag #saddlebackselfie. You may see your face on the Saddleback FB page and posted on the Bulletin Board  in the Lobby!
 
USASA SLOPESTYLE WINNERS
Congratulations to all!
 
 
BOOK YOUR WEEKEND GETAWAY
Saddleback Ski & Stay Packages include lodging and lift tickets. They are a
 great value and a convenient way to experience all that Saddleback and the Rangeley Lakes Region have to offer. Packages are available for on-mountain trailside condominiums and homes, as well as certain lodging in the nearby historic village of Rangeley. Ski & Stay is available for 2, 3 & 4 bedroom units based on maximum occupancy. Call Reservations toll free at (877) 864-5441 for details.   

TICKETS ON SALE FOR BOB MARLEY'S SADDLEBACK SHOW
Maine comedian Bob Marley is appearing LIVE at Saddleback on Tuesday, February 18, 7:30 PM. Make a night of it - plan to come early to enjoy our dinner specials. Get your tickets HERE.

TORCHLIGHT PARADE ENDS WITH FIREWORKS!  
Saddleback is putting on a fabulous Fireworks display right after the Torchlight Parade on Thursday, February 20. If you would like to participate in the Parade, sign up at the Ski Patrol office before 5:00 PM. You must be able to ski an Intermediate trail from top to bottom, and under age 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
Release of Liability required.

VACATION WEEK IS FULL OF EVENTS: 
Friday, Feb 14 - Valentine's Day Vow Renewals
Monday, Feb 17 - Presidents' Day Activities for kids
Tuesday, Feb 18 - Bob Marley LIVE 
Thursday, Feb 20 - Torchlight Parade/FIREWORKS
Friday, Feb 21 - Friday Night Lights Rail Jam
We plan to have fun kid's activities Mon-Fri,   
AND après ski entertainment EVERY NIGHT upstairs in the Swig N' Smelt Pub.

APRÈS SKI SCHEDULE
Every Saturday there's live music in the Swig N' Smelt Pub. This Saturday rock to ELMORE TWIST and next Saturday enjoy The Grumps. The music starts at 3:30 pm. Come on up!

UPCOMING EVENTS IN RANGELEY

Saturday, February 8

Rangeley World Record Snowmobile Ride, Benefit Cystic

Fibrosis, Bald Mtn Camps, 11 AM

Ski Patrol Benefit Spaghetti Dinner, Saddleback, 5 PM

Maine Championship Snowshoe Race, RL Trail Ctr, 9 AM

Saddleback Mountain Challenge, Randonée, 8 AM

Sunday, February 9

Maine State Snowshoe Championships, RL Trail Ctr, 9 AM

Tuesday, February 11

Memoir Writing Workshop, RPL, 6 PM

Friday, February 14

Valentine's Day Vow Renewals at Saddleback 1-3 PM

Saturday, February 15

Spaghetti Supper, RPL at Church of Good Shepherd, 5 PM

Snowshoe Event, High Peaks Alliance, Fly-Rod Crosby  

Trailhead, 9 AM

  

KENNEBAGO STATION

WILL BE OPEN DAILY   

...while the Rangeley Chair is down for maintenance. Recharge between runs at the Kennebago Station and stay up in the Kennebago Steeps all day! Hot food and cold beverages in a yurt. Wicked. 

       

SKI PATROL SPAGHETTI DINNER SAT, FEB 8

Our Ski Patrollers serve up a fabulous spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, February 8th, in the Food Court from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. A complete meal including: Pasta, Meatballs, Garlic Bread, Salad, Non-alcoholic Beverage and Ice Cream for only $10 for adults, $6 for 12 and under.  

 

VOW RENEWALS AT THE  

TOP OF THE WORLD Feb 14th 
 Valentine's Day is approaching - make it one to remember. Re-affirm your love by renewing your vows at the Top of the Kennebago Quad. Officiant JoAnne Taylor is also available to perform wedding services.  

 

 

TRYING DEMOS IS EASY
You should see the array of new, technically advanced skis that Ian has available in the Ski Shop to Demo. They represent the top of the line from Rossignol, Volkl, K-2, Salomon, Elan and Dynastar. Our Demo Program is affordable and is an excellent way to try out new gear before making that lasting commitment.

LOLLIPOP RACES
EVERY SUNDAY  
Skiers and Boarders ages 0-12 can participate in a free fun race under the South Branch Quad every Sunday at 1:00. Ribbons are awarded for fastest times in 4 categories, and everyone gets a lollipop!

SUPERHEROES  
IS CARDBOARD BOX RACE THEME
It's time to start thinking about your winning design for Saddleback's Annual Cardboard Box Race which will be held at 1 PM on Saturday, March 22nd. From Mighty Mouse to Superman, from Underdog to Thor, channel your favorite superhero and create your conveyance using ONLY cardboard and duct tape. 

 
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