State of Saddleback 

Updated 6/1/23

PHEW! It's toasty up here! Summer has arrived and we are about to have a full blown party up here on the mountain

The Pub

Open Wed-Sat, 12-8 through June.  The Pub will be open 12-4 Friday, June 9 and close on June 10th for a private event.

Coco & Bowie have haddock as a special this week.  A new panini special will be available each weekend for a fast, affordable option. This weekend is 

The Mid Mountain Lodge, Sneaky Pete's, and The Market will not be open to the public this summer. The Pub will be closed over Independence Day. 


Summer hours will be Fri-Sun 11a-4p.  50% off outerwear and base layers.

Bike Shop

The Shop's hours will be 8a-4p Wed-Sun until lifts spin.  There will be a 50% off sale on select helmets, elbow, and knee pads.  Maddy & Koty developing a plan for accessing water sports equipment for condo owners, more info to come.

Bike Park

If everything goes according to plan, we will spin lifts and open the Bike Park on June 15th.  A Grand Opening post-pedal party is tentatively planed for July 1. 


The 12 O/C band will be playing on the deck on July 5th from 6-8.  Doors at 5.  Share the event with friends! Tickets are for sale here.  


Open enrollment begins Mid-June.  More information on benefits to follow.

Property Management

Bruce is working on PM inventory, he has plenty of spare equipment & supplies so check with him before running to builders

Mountain Improvements

We have a ton of construction happening this summer.  Make sure to keep an eye out for large vehicles, slow down, and make eye contact with the driver before crossing the street.  

-Alpine Village-

 The permitting process is almost complete! We will have an answer from LUPC next month and will be providing more information on the building timeline and reservations in mid-July.

-Road Repair-

We will complete the new top coat on the road over the summer.  Check back for updates and please drive safely.

-Master Plan-

The major public reveal is coming soon. Chris Massi will update the supervisors' team at an all-hands meeting in the near future. 

-Saddleback House-

We are in the final stages of construction. 

Saddlebacks Newest Team Members

Darren grew up in Boothbay Harbor and now resides in both Portland and Rangeley. He has been coming to Rangeley, most importantly Saddleback, for many years, fell in love with the area and is now excited to help the mountain continue our successful growth.

Darren is a CPA with over 30 years of experience in finance roles, including twenty-five years in various Controller/CFO positions in addition to five years at the largest CPA firm in the Northeast. Most recently, he was at The Beacon Group, a strategic growth consulting firm in Portland.

Darren says he joined Saddleback for three reasons:

  • Saddleback’s people - As a customer, I saw the entire team create an unrivaled, unique experience. After meeting the leadership team and understanding their unparalleled dedication and desire to make the mountain the best resort experience possible, it was an easy decision to join the team. To no surprise, upon joining the team, I confirmed the Saddleback commitment and excitement runs throughout each team member’s veins.
  • The Mission – Rangeley is an incredible town without a ski resort, but with Saddleback it is truly the best place on earth. After living through the years of the mountain’s closure, being able to help drive the mission of the mountain is exciting especially given Arctaris Impact Fund’s investment philosophy and dedication to the community.
  • Skiing, biking, hiking, fishing, hunting, eating, etc. Enjoying all the current (and future) resort services Saddleback and the community offers.
Say Hi To Darren if you see him around.

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