Saddleback Lights Out Party: The Total Solar Eclipse

More Event Parking Available!

An Unforgettable Celestial Celebration

Save the date and become part of an unforgettable celestial celebration. On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will be viewable across North America. Saddleback is smack dab in the line of eclipse totality, meaning there will be nearly 2.5 minutes of darkness. This won’t happen again until 2079! Ski all day, view the eclipse, and party long after the lights go out with Maine’s popular 12/OC Band from 4-6 p.m.

Saddleback Lights Out Party Total Solar Eclipse

12/OC Band Playing in Saddleback Pub


What To Expect – Special Event Rules & Restrictions

Reserved Parking

Everyone planning to drive to Saddleback and park a vehicle on Monday, April 8, 2024, will need to reserve and pay for a parking spot in advance as spots are limited. Reserved parking will start at $50 and be available by reservation only. Reserved parking is now open to 2023-2024 Saddleback season passholders via email notification. Parking spots will open to the general public on Monday, March 11th at 8 a.m.

Event Parking is SOLD OUT!

  • Condo owners will have access to dedicated parking spots assigned by their HOA. Condo renters are limited to the parking spots located at the unit specified in the rental agreement with Morton & Furbish Vacation Rentals.
  • There is NO overnight parking in Saddleback parking lots from Friday, April 5 through Tuesday, April 9, 2024. No trailers, buses, campers, RVs, tow-behinds or ANY vehicles over 20-feet.
  • Saddleback will begin letting cars in at 7 a.m. on Monday, April 8, 2024.
  • There will be no public transportation from Rangeley to Saddleback. Mountain shuttle buses will run to and from condo areas and parking lots on Saddleback property. Drop offs will be permitted for ticketed skiers and riders only.
  • No parking is permitted on the Saddleback Access Road from Quill Gordon Road towards Dallas Plantation.
  • There will be limited ADA parking. EV parking sold out.

Lift Operations & Lift Tickets

Lift Operations: Lifts will run from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and will shut down for a brief period from about 3:00-3:45 p.m. during the eclipse’s totality. 

  • ONLY ticketed skiers and riders with a FlowCard will be allowed to ride the lifts or access our uphill trail called The Judge.
  • Hiking or regular foot traffic on or off the lift is NOT permitted.
  • Promotional ticket products, including industry-rate tickets, special group discounts, SkiMaine, SnoCountry, Uphill New England, Friends & Family, will not be accepted on Monday, April 8, 2024.

Uphill Travel & Hiking

ONLY ticketed skiers and riders will be to access the lifts and ski trails. You can skin or snowshoe The Judge, our dedicated uphill trail, if you have a season pass or a regular lift ticket for Monday, April 8, 2024. We will not be selling uphill day tickets.

  • Hiking or regular foot traffic on the uphill trail is NOT permitted.
  • Alpine touring is only allowed with the use of touring skis, a splitboard or snowshoes.

Media Visits

Saddleback will allow a limited number of media visits on Monday, April 8, 2024. Media and press visits must be scheduled prior to the event. For media inquiries and to schedule a media visit, please contact: Molly Shaw, Saddleback Brand Manager at

Special Event Rules & Conditions

  • This event is rain or shine. There will be no refunds or credits issued due to weather.
  • No outside fundraising or vendors will be permitted.
  • No re-entry. If you leave the event, you will not be permitted to re enter
  • Saddleback reserves the right to change or amend any event policy or procedures listed.