"Largest steep skiing and riding facility in the East. 12 trails and glades including Casablanca chutes. Top to bottom black and double black diamond runs with no mixing with lower level trails. Served by Kennebago Quad Chair and Kennebago Station restaurant."
That is quite some claim. There certainly are steeper trails at other areas -- the Front Four at Stowe; Ovation, Outer Limits and Devil's Fiddle at Killington; White Heat at Sunday River; Jaws of Death at Mount Snow, among others.
And if you look at trail maps from ski areas in the East, you will see that some have 3, 4, or even a half dozen advanced runs serviced by one lift. Only Saddleback has 12.
You will also notice that advanced terrain at other areas often joins with lower level trails or have lower level trails crossing. Many also have flat lead-ins or flat run outs. Most of the 12 Kennebago trails and glades provide top to bottom classic New England steep terrain; there's no mixing with lower difficulty-level trails.
Kennebago Steeps! is a self-contained, advanced skiing complex with its own quad chairlift and food service. The top of the Kennebago Quad is located at 4000 ft. It is one of only 7 ski lifts in New England that high and is truly a high-elevation, alpine experience. From the top of the lift are breathtaking panoramic views of the Rangeley Lakes and the Western Maine Mountains.
Kennebago Station Café is a yurt with sun deck located at the bottom of Casablanca Glades with great views up and down the mountain. Hot and cold food and beverages, snacks and sundries are available as well as portable restrooms.
Intermediate skiers and boarders can use the Kennebago Quad to access the America trail which runs along the mountain ridge in the opposite direction from the steep terrain.
- 4120 ft. Elevation
- 2000 ft. Vertical Drop
- 85% Snowmaking
- 200" of Snow Yearly
- 5 Lifts & More to Come
- 66 Trails & Glades
- 3.1 mi. Longest Run
- Annual Telemark Invasion March 8, 2014 All Day
- Park Shark Series - Big Air March 9, 2014 12:00 PM
- Sebago Brewing Day at Saddleback March 13, 2014 All Day
- Celebrate 90 years of Roger Page with Saddleback March 14, 2014 4:30 PM
- Friday Night Lights and Park Shark Series: Rail Jam March 14, 2014 4:00 PM
- Walgreens Day at Saddleback March 15, 2014 All Day
- Partly Cloudy
- 121" Year to Date
- Primary: Packed Powder
- Secondary: Loose Granular
- 64 Trails Open
- Report Last Updated:
- 03/08/14 @ 7:06am
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