Saddleback’s transformation in Maine continues this offseason, as a mountain biking park is currently being constructed, and the replacement of their old T-Bar has begun. Named the Cupsuptic T-Bar, this lift will help Saddleback have a lift available for racers, along with situations when their new high-speed quad can not operate due to wind holds. Their old t-bar lift grew dysfunctional during the years when the mountain was closed to the public, and removal of the lift began in the summer of 2020. Other offseason plans include a new mid-mountain lodge, a solar farm, more base lodge dining options, added parking, new guest shuttles, and snowmaking and grooming upgrades.
— Saddleback Maine (@SaddlebackMaine) June 18, 2021
After being shut down since 2015, Saddleback reopened in 2020 with heavy investments from its new ownership group: Arctaris Impact Fund. Upgrades made before last winters reopening included a renovated base lodge, updated snowmaking system, and a new high-speed quad that replaced a dilapidated double chairlift. For their first summer that they’ve been open in over half a decade, Saddleback will have hiking, guided tours, and open restaurants at the resort. The local Rangeley area also has a load of activities, which include hiking, kayaking, swimming, golfing, fishing, and birding. If you’re ever in Maine, go check this gem out. You won’t regret it.