Saddleback, ME

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16 thoughts on “Saddleback, ME

  1. Somebody May 8, 2019 / 8:08 pm

    Why did they close their entire mountain because they couldn’t afford to replace rangely, when you can ski the whole mountain with the T-bar and Kennebago?


    • Keegan November 15, 2019 / 12:03 pm

      I know, but good news coming from Boston/Rangeley!!!


    • Tom White April 8, 2020 / 6:26 am

      Those of us on have wondered about this. The Berry family announced in early summer, if they didn’t get $3 million (about) to replace the Rangeley, they weren’t going to be opening for the next season. Why such a sudden announcement? Shouldn’t they have known the lift was going the previous season? No way could anyone, fund, remove the old and install a new (even used) lift in time for the next season. But they didn’t open, and it’s been quite a saga. There was never a reference from them about the T-bar or even renting cats with passenger cabins to get people up the mountain.


    • Tucker Stanton May 8, 2020 / 2:16 pm

      Damn, I thought this comment was made today, but then I realized that It wasent 8pm yet. LOL


  2. Somebody April 8, 2020 / 12:09 am

    You sure the T-bar got removed? Never saw that anywhere until now.


      • reaperskier April 8, 2020 / 4:44 am

        Why isnt it being replaced?


        • Teddy's Lift World April 8, 2020 / 4:27 pm

          It’s very redundant, especially with the new detachable.


        • Max Hart April 8, 2020 / 5:19 pm

          I think it is scheduled to be replaced, just not immediately.

          Liked by 1 person

        • meirk April 7, 2021 / 6:59 am

          @Teddy’s lift world, I know this is one year later, but the T-bar wasn’t too redundant. The trail complex it used to serve was clearly designed with it in mind, and to get there from the rest of the mountain requires traversers on both ends and passing through a few somewhat confusing junctions.

          My question would be, why are they replacing it with another T-bar? there don’t seem to be any wind problems and that complex is large and varied enough for a double or triple.


  3. Teddy's Lift World April 8, 2020 / 4:30 pm

    Why exactly did they urgently need to replace Rangely and when they didn’t have the funds to, they shut down? It had a new drive and controls so mechanically I assume it was fine.


    • Max Hart April 8, 2020 / 5:22 pm

      Don’t quote me on this, but if I recall correctly the lift was deemed unsafe due to foundation concerns.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Cody Brook April 26, 2022 / 5:27 am

    I see “Sandy Quad” on here under construction as a partek quad. Would that replace the rope tow? I haven’t heard anything else about this yet.


    • Andy April 26, 2022 / 8:18 am

      Sandy Quad replaces the 1967 vintage Sandy Double, which was mothballed in 2015 when the hill shut down, and recertified and made operational when the Hill was reborn.


      • Andy April 26, 2022 / 8:55 am

        meant to say that the Sandy Double was NOT recertified and made operational when the hill was reborn. :)


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