Why Saddleback

Bigger than You Think.  Different from the Rest.

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Saddleback provides an affordable and fun outdoor experience for guests of all ages and abilities. As one of only seven ski mountains in New England with a top elevation of over 4,000 ft, Saddleback is distinguished from other Maine mountains because of its one-of-a-kind high elevation alpine experience that includes a 2,000 ft. vertical drop overlooking the Rangeley Lakes.

We invite you to come breathe the pure mountain air among snow-frosted evergreens. With five lifts to 66 diverse trails and glades, we make it easy to carve down our classic New England terrain. Come find your “sweet spot” on the gentle slopes: rugged double black diamond trails and glades, or our Freerider Terrain Park.

Saddleback Maine offers skiers and snowboarders Casablanca.  With 44 acres of inbound ungroomed tree skiing, the double black diamond Casablanca features a challenging experience, with chutes, steeps and tight lines.

The South Branch area consists of nearly four miles of beginner trails. Most of the terrain is mild and gently sloped, with nothing intimidating and no crowding from more advanced skiers or riders.

The middle mountain consists mostly of intermediate terrain, with a variety of challenging trails including the Grey Ghost. This trail has many head walls, flats and curves, making it one of our most popular trails.

Kennebago Steeps! on the upper mountain challenges our highly skilled skiers and riders with advanced and expert trails. The most recent additions include Black Beauty, Frost Bite and Family Secret. Our superb glades such as Casablanca, Intimidator, Nightmare and Dark Wizard are also in the advanced skiing area. Adventurous skiers can explore the back country woods and hard core tele skiers can compete in the ‘randonee’, a race which combines up hill climbs with downhill tucks across our varied terrain.

Saddleback features outstanding grooming and maintenance for its amazing terrain. Voted #1 for Grooming by Snow East.

With $59 lift tickets Saturdays and holidays and $49 Sunday through Friday of non-holiday periods, Saddleback offers a great value. We have a wide variety of season-long programs for all ages, fun events for kids and families, and a nurturing on-site day care. Saddleback provides a big-mountain ski experience with a small town feel, and we plan to keep it that way.

Alpine Skiing and Riding
...the way it should be.


  • 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
Trail Map

  • Report Last Updated:
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