Saddleback Cranks Up Snow Guns As Winter Returns to Maine Mountains

RANGELEY, ME —  Saddleback Mountain in Rangeley, ME cranked up its snow guns on Monday, March 26, to take advantage of the return of winter temperatures and to add to the snow base on existing trails. Three lifts are operating with 17 trails open for all ability levels.

“Making snow even this late in the season is all part of our commitment to providing better snow conditions to our skiers and riders”, said Jim Quimby, Operations Manager.

Saddleback is one of the few ski areas in the East still open after the recent summer-like temperatures. To encourage skiers to continue skiing, the mountain is offering a $29 lift ticket to 2011-2012 season pass holders from any other mountain. Sunday, April 1st is Maine Day at Saddleback. Residents also ski and ride for $29.

Saddleback Maine, one of New England’s finest family ski resorts, is located in the legendary Rangeley Lakes Region of the Western Mountains of Maine. With a 2,000′ vertical drop, a 4120′ top elevation and 66 trails and glades, Saddleback offers New England’s best big mountain value and unspoiled, rustic beauty amidst the largest concentration of 4,000 foot peaks in Maine. Saddleback is committed to carefully crafting its growth with an environmental focus and support of community.