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
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
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.