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Ski School

Ski & Ride Lessons and Guided Tours


Roger Page Ski & Ride School


Saddleback Mountain will always be a family oriented resort in the western mountains of Maine that believes life is better outside. The Roger Page Ski and Ride School, a PSIA/AASI Member School, is headed by a team who is committed to sharing the fun and joy of skiing and riding at Saddleback with our guests. The signature trails that dip and dive to the skiers’ delight, the extensive learning terrain, and countless hand cut glades are the prized features of our mountain. Our philosophy is that learning only comes when you are having fun and we here at Saddleback strive to make sure FUN is the first part of any lesson or clinic. The Roger Page Ski and Ride School is honoring the heritage of Saddleback and bringing with it the love of learning and having fun in the Maine outdoors.

PSIA AASI Member School Logo


Please note: All ski and ride lessons are by reservation and must be made 24 hours in advance. Calls made to the Roger Page Ski and Ride desk after 4 p.m. will not be received until the following day. We strongly encourage reservations be made well in advance to ensure we have coach availability for your lesson. Contact the Roger Page Ski and Ride School desk at 207.864.5671 ext. 139. or email skischoolinfo@saddlebackmaine.com.



COVID Safety - Private Lessons 

 
Our goal in the Ski School and Outdoor Programs is to run safely and do it well. During this time of uncertainty, we see it in the Saddleback family’s best interest to limit our staff and guest exposure to potentially harmful environments and provide the safest outdoor programing available in our industry. We get one shot at providing a great product and we think by starting with a manageable program offering we can do just that. Starting slow to guarantee quality and safety with the intention to build gives us the flexibility to adjust to what this season will hold.  Children under 6 will need to take a lesson with an adult who will be responsible for the lift riding as well as any other needs the child may have. We are asking those that arrive together, ski together to keep our season going here at Saddleback. There will be group privates available for those who want to take a lesson as a POD.


Family Private Lesson


Gives families the opportunity to ski together and learn together. Don't let a lesson be the reason you don’t enjoy family time on the slopes. Take a family lesson together that will cover all abilities in your group. Our trained coaches will customize your lesson on the hill to suit all members of your family. We promise, you will have a blast!

  • 3-6 people in your family 
  • 2 hours - $360
  • 3 hours - $460
  • At least one adult must be part of the lesson 
  • Please note: ticket and rentals are not included in lesson price. When arriving at the lodge, go directly to our outdoor ticket window located on the mountain side of the lodge to purchase your day ticket. If you need equipment rentals, plan to arrive at the rental shop 60 minutes prior to your lesson start time. Arrive to lodge dressed and ready to be on snow. Bring a backpack for your change of shoes. Bags must be stored in your car or outside near the tent village. If purchasing tickets ahead of time online be sure to double check dates and age groups; tickets are non-transferable, non-refundable, and are date specific.  


Individual Private Lesson


Take a private as an individual so that your lesson is specialized for you. Or add on 5 of your friends to experience Saddleback and learn a few tricks along the way. (Again, we ask that the people you add to a private are in your COVID circle). Telemark lessons - upon availability. Rentals are available in our ski shop. 

  • Must be ages 7+ due to COVID policy 
  • 1-6 people 
  • Allows people to stay with their “pod”  
  • 2 hours - $210
  • 3 hours - $310
  • Addition people are $95 each 
  • Please note: ticket and rentals are not included in lesson price


Learn to Ski and Ride


Max 3 - allows for socially distanced chairlift rides and a better learning experience. Enjoy four miles of gentle beginner terrain in Saddleback's South Branch area.

  • Ages 14+
  • 2 hour lesson blocks
  • AM sessions run 9:30 to 11:30
  • PM sessions run 1:00 to 3:00
  • Package includes ticket, rentals, lesson - $120. You must pick up your rentals 60 minutes prior to your lesson. Tickets will be available at the ski and ride desk upon your arrival. Note: Arrive to lodge dressed and ready to be on snow. Bring a backpack for your change of shoes. Bags must be stored in your car or outside near the tent village. 


Child & Adult Lesson


This is the perfect way to introduce young people to the joy of skiing or riding. It gives parents/guardians the opportunity to learn how to teach their child and pick up tips and techniques alongside them. For young children, ages 3 to 6 years old, child and adult/guardian lessons are the only type of instruction offered, but child and adult/guardian lessons are not limited to this age range. Degree of adult involvement will be case by case, tailored to the needs of the child and parent/guardian. The adult is responsible for riding the lift, as well as any other needs the child may have. 

  • Ideal for 3 to 6 years old
  • 2 hours - $275
  • Please note: ticket and rentals are not included in lesson price


Uphill Lessons & Guided Tours


uphill skier


Join our uphill tours with a knowledgeable guide to experience Saddleback away from the lift lines and into the side country. All ability levels. We have touring skis and split board rental packages available in the ski shop. Max is 5 people per group.

  • 2 hours - $285
  • 3 hours - $385
  • Additional $95 per person 
  • Please note: ticket and rentals are not included in lesson price

Before your uphill lesson, please be sure to check out our equipment list here


Program Partners


Horizons Ski Program


Horizons is an inclusive ski program for individuals with autism and other varying developmental abilities run by the Adaptive Outdoor Education Center (AOEC). The program is a collaboration between the AOEC and Saddleback Ski School. Skiers in the program are in an existing lesson at Saddleback with their peers, and provided a 1:1 Horizons Ski Buddy to support them throughout the lesson. 


Horizons Adaptive Ski Program

To learn more, please visit WWW.ADAPTIVEOUTDOOREDUCATIONCENTER.ORG/SADDLEBACK or email INFOAOEC@GMAIL.COM


Maine Adaptive Programs


Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation (MASR) promotes year-round education and training for individuals with disabilities in order to develop skills, enhance independence, and provide enjoyment through active recreation. MASR does this in a number of ways, while embracing a series of core values such as a belief that taking part in outdoor recreation fosters a sense of pride, confidence, and self-esteem that carries into participant’s everyday lives, that encouraging reasonable risk taking empowers participants to challenge themselves, exceed expectations, and overcome perceived limitations and boundaries, that program delivery in a supportive atmosphere creates a caring community and a fun experience for all and that MASR supports participants in meeting their sport & recreational goals regardless of ability to pay. MASR offers programming with an effort to reduce (or eliminate) the barrier to participation including cost and access. To learn more, please visit https://www.maineadaptive.org/winter-programs-overview or email


We believe in embracing it all. Different abilities. Countless sports. Four seasons. Endless possibilities.


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Industry Ticket Policy


Are you an employee with another resort?


Saddleback offers a courtesy industry ticket for all ski area employees at $40 per day. To receive this industry ticket price you must go to the ticket window in person with the following documentation:

  • A letter from the resort/employer stating active employment status.
  • A recent paystub (dated within the last two weeks).​


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