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Welcome to Saddleback


One of New England's most popular ski resorts, Saddleback is nestled in Maine's Rangeley Lakes Region overlooking the town of Rangeley and oozes Alpine charm with its natural beauty and uncrowded slopes. The resort spans 440 acres (178 ha), and boasts 66 runs for all abilities, including the biggest glade in the east at 44 acres (18 ha). Priding itself as one of New England's finest family ski and snowboard resorts, it's a great year-round destination and offers more than just meets the eye. Saddleback is conveniently located close to both Portland and Bangor airports, making travelling with kids a dream, and with a season stretching from November to late April, there's plenty of snow for everyone.

Information & Facts


Depending on the time of year you visit, Saddleback has plenty of varied activities. In the winter months enjoy snowmobiling, snowboarding, skiing and snowshoeing, while Rangeley features an ice skating rink behind the town office. Boating, hiking, fishing and mountain biking are popular summer activities.

English is the most common language but Spanish is often spoken in south-western states.

The US Dollar (USD) is the unit of currency and is divided into 100 cents. Only major banks exchange foreign currency. ATMs are widespread and credit cards and travellers cheques are widely accepted. Travellers cheques should be taken in US Dollars to avoid hassles. Banking hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm.


Marketed as more of a family resort, après ski leaves a lot to be desired and party animals might be left disappointed.


The après ski in Saddleback is pretty limited but there's entertainment in the Swig-N-Smelt Pub upstairs in the base lodge from time to time, It closes relatively early most nights however, leaving those looking for something a little more upbeat heading down to the nearby town of Rangeley for a more hip and happening nightlife scene along the picturesque main street, where everything from lazy pubs to upbeat bars can be found. Head to the Clubhouse for good food, bustling atmosphere and worthwhile entertainment.


Those looking to eat out will have to head to nearby Rangeley where a good range of restaurants lines the main street. Here, holidaymakers can either choose to grab a quick take-away and head back into the mountain, or enjoy a leisurely dinner at one of the local pizzerias, barbeque spots, cafés or fine dining restaurants. Head to the Sunset grill for the best burgers in town or the Thai Blossom Restaurant to add a little spice an otherwise chilly night.


There is not much shopping in the actual resort of Saddleback and holidaymakers will have to head to Rangeley to quell their urge to splurge. There is a good selection of shops along the main street including book stores, specialist sports stores and the Alpine Shop, which carries a nice range of clothing as well as interesting household goods and some sporting equipment.

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