Today we hit a new milestone by selling our 2000th PEAK Pass. PEAK is an acronym for Promoting Education & Activities for Kids. Simply stated, any Maine student up through 12th grade who makes the honor roll during either the first or second marking period is entitled to receive a Saddleback season pass for just $49! As of today, we have exceeded 2000 passes. At the beginning of the season, in my wildest of dreams, I would never have thought that we would exceed 2,000 passes. I thought that if we hit 1,000 that would be great!

Pictured here is the 2,000th PEAK Pass holder, 11 year old Sadie Farrand from Norridgewock Maine. She was surprised by me to learn of her good fortune, to be the recipient of some Saddleback swag for being in the right place at the right time.

During the past several months, we have heard many stories about how this incentive has worked for both parents and students. I have seen the joy and pride in the student's eyes when they come in for their photo and to pick up their pass. The Saddleback season pass has become a real badge of honor for these students. I suspect that we will still have many additional PEAK passes as there is still another 10 weeks to this ski season. If you know any Maine honor roll kids, enlighten them to this program and have them bring their report card to Saddleback.

If you would like to contact me, send your thoughts to cklefos@saddlebackmaine.com