FROM THE STEEPS - Ep. 11
 
CELEBRATE 90 YEARS OF ROGER PAGE
Friday, March 14
    Saddleback Maine will be hosting a celebration to mark the 90th Birthday of one of its founders and life-long proponent of skiing in Maine, Roger Page. The event is open to the public and will be held at the Base Lodge in the Fireplace Room on Friday, March 14th from 4:30 - 6:30 pm.

   "Roger Page has had a profound impact in Rangeley and at Saddleback - while most people might not be aware of it, his influence affects us every day," said Jim Quimby, Mountain Operations Manager at Saddleback. The Birthday Party will feature a cash bar and appetizers.


TELEMARK INVASION SAT, MARCH 8
The 10th Annual Telemark Invasion is Saturday, March 8 all day.  Free Demos, Free Clinics for all levels, Vendors, the L.L. Bean "Bootmobile," and live entertainment with The Dean Machine in the Pub après ski. Enter the Freeride Tele competition in the Casablanca Glades: the "Knee Dipping Tree Fairy Challenge" at 1:00.  Release of liability required.


FIRST PARK SHARK EVENT:
BIG AIR IS
MARCH 9  
The Park Shark Series competition kicks off March 9th with the BIG AIR competition. Register in the lobby from 9 - Noon. Points will be awarded in the first of this three part series which also includes the Rail Jam on Mar 14, (postponed from Feb 21), and Slopestyle on March 23. Prizes provided by untracked.com.
 
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.  

CONTINUED SUCCESS FOR
SADDLEBACK SKI CLUB
Angus Christie, First place in U-12 GS

At the MARA (Maine Alpine Racing Assoc) U12-14 State Qualifier Giant Slalom held at Sunday River on March 1-2, over 100 young alpine ski racers representing 6 different ski clubs from Maine resorts participated. Our Saddleback Ski Club, under the Direction of Coaches Ron Bonnevie and Jon Adkins, again had success. On Saturday, Angus Christie placed FIRST in U12 boys and Zane Reservitz placed 7th in U14 boys. Three athletes from SBSC have qualified to represent Maine in the 2014 Francis Piche Invitational Championship to be held March 14-16 at Gunstock Mountain Resort. They are Zane Reservitz (U14 boys), Angus Chirstie (U12 boys) and Holly Reid (U12 girls).  Go Saddleback!!

THURSDAY IS BACKYARD BBQ
Chef Roland will be featuring delicious BBQ specials on Thursday nights in March... Brisket, Ribs, and Pulled Pork served with delicious sides and our special chipotle BBQ sauce. For the complete menu, click HERE.

  AFTER HOURS RAIL JAM MAR 14
The next Friday Night
Lights Rail Jam is Friday, March 14th from 4-6 PM in the Freerider Terrain Park. Music and fun after hours under the lights. This will also count as the Rail Jam event in the Park Shark Series, (postponed from Feb 21) with points awarded.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Saturday, March 8

Winter Concert, ICE STOCK, Bald Mtn Camps, FMI 864-3671

10th Annual Telemark Invasion-Saddleback, All Day

Sunday, March 9

Park Shark Series: Big Air at Saddleback 12:00 PM

Saddleback Ski Club GS Race, Noon, Saddleback

Friday, March 14

Friday Night Lights Rail Jam (Park Shark Series) 4-6 PM

Saturday, March 15

St. Patrick's Family Fun Day at Saddleback, All Day

Walgreen's Day at Saddleback- Balance Reward Card disc.  

Ski Patrol Reunion/Auction - Saddleback 11:30 AM

Bangor Children's Choir, RFA, Lakeside Theatre, 7 PM

Sunday, March 16

Maine Conservation Day at Saddleback,9 AM - 3 PM

Moose Dash Snowshoe Race, RLTC, 10 AM


RUN GATES FOR FUN
SKI CLUB GS RACE MAR 9TH

Saddleback Ski Club will host an Open Giant Slalom on Sunday March 9.  There will be two runs with timing for all ages on the Gray Ghost trail starting near the T-bar entrance. Register from 9-11AM in the lobby of the base lodge - fee is $10.00 per person; your fee benefits the club. The Race will start at 12:00 with the second run immediately following completion of first. Awards will be presented on the deck at base lodge 1/2 hr after completion of race. Release of liability required. 
 
FIND THE POT OF GOLD AND WIN A SEASON PASS ON MAR 15,
ST. PATRICK'S FAMILY FUN DAY 
 
So much is planned for Family Fun Day - all with a St.
find it and win!
Patrick's Day theme. For the kids - Helmet Decorating contest, Search for the Shamrocks, Celtic Knot bracelet project, Candy Jar guess, Go Green Coin search, and a coloring contest. Prizes, awards and giveaways for all! Everything is happening at Shamrock Central in the Lobby.  AND for all ages - the mountain-wide search to FIND THE POT OF GOLD! Find it and win a Season's Pass for 2014-15!

 

SADDLEBACK HAS NEWLY CERTIFIED
SKI & BOARD COACHES

Four Saddleback instructors have earned Professional Ski Instructor of America (PSIA)  and American Association of Snowboard Instructors (AASI) certifications. Tyler and Lili earned level 1 PSIA, and Pat and Maddy earned level 1 AASI. Shown Left to Right; Pat Shaw, Tyler Wilson, Lili Temple, Maddy Shaw. Congratulations to all.  

 

SKI PATROL AUCTION SAT MAR 15

This year's Annual Saddleback Ski Patrol Auction and Reunion is March 15th. The auction benefits the efforts of our Ski Patrol and will include Lodging packages, beautiful handcrafted items, and a Season's Pass! Silent bidding on selected items goes on all day; the live auction begins après ski in the Pub. The Saddleback Ski patrol is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization; show your support with your bids or click HERE to donate to the auction. Reunion brunch for returning patrollers served at 9:30 a.m. in the Swig n' Smelt.

 

WALGREEN'S DAY IS MARCH 15

The first 125 people to present their Walgreen's Balance Reward Card at the ticket office on March 15th will get $10 off their full price ticket - good for up to four tickets in a family. What a deal! They will also be providing free samples of lip balm, sunscreen and other giveaways. 

 

#saddlebackselfie - JOIN THE MOVEMENT 
The "Selfie" wall is growing in the Lobby... and the spirit of Saddleback is being illuminated with each added shot. 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!

   

APRÈS SKI ENTERTAINMENT
Enjoy Live Entertainment every Saturday in the Swig N' Smelt. This Saturday it's the DEAN MACHINE. Next Saturday rock to CAROLINE COTTER with TRICKY BRITCHES. Click HERE for the complete schedule.

KENNEBAGO STATION

WILL BE OPEN WEEKENDS  

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.

   

40% OFF 2014 DEMOS STARTS MAR 8!
Great discounts top of the line demos from Rossignol, Volkl, K-2, Salomon, Elan and Dynastar. 20% off all Saddleback LOGO-wear, outerwear, and helmets!
 
MAINE CONSERVATION DAY MARCH 16

Meet the Game Wardens of Northwoods Law, Smokey the Bear, and a Search and Rescue K-9! Enjoy displays and informational tables in the base lodge regarding forestry, land preservation work, fisheries, hiking & canoe trails, & all the good work being done by volunteers & non-profit boards throughout our great state. Groups represented include the Maine Forest Service, Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, the High Peaks Alliance, Fly Fishing in Maine, the Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust and more. Barbecue on deck (weather permitting) begins at 11:30 AM.

 

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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