Sustainable Slopes at Saddleback
Saddleback is committed to the future of outdoor recreation. It’s why we’ve added 50 acres of renewable energy, added the most EV chargers of any ski area in Maine, purchased two new eco-groomers to reduce our carbon footprint, and put a 7-MW DC solar farm online to generate enough clean energy to power our entire lodge, lifts, and snowmaking operation. This is just the beginning.
It takes big machines to run a big mountain and big machines can have a big footprint. It’s why we’ve reconstructed our fleet with the latest PistenBully 600+E EcoGroomers – the newest, most energy-efficient grooming technology on the planet. Of the six machines sold in North America last year, two of them are at Saddleback. Known as some of the cleanest and quietest groomers on the market, these diesel-electric drive machines offer up to 20% less fuel consumption and 20% less CO2 emissions, making for lower operating costs and a lesser impact on the environment.
EV Charging Stations
Electric vehicles are here to stay. If you drive one, Saddleback wants to make your visit easier. That’s why we’ve installed 12 new EV charging stations in partnership with Revision Energy. Saddleback has the most EV charging of any ski area in the state of Maine.
Installing a solar farm on Saddleback property was never a question of if, but where. The site needed to make the least impact on the environment and on every living creature that calls the mountain and surrounding forest home. In partnership with Nexamp, we found the right site. We’re proud to say we now have 50+ acres of renewable energy infrastructure. This 7 MW DC solar farm has the capacity to power our lodge and mountain by generating twice the amount of clean energy needed to power the entire operation.