Jump to content

Recommended Posts

As some on here know I have a very fond spot in my heart for Saddleback. My wife and I were passholders there for 2 yrs while in grad school (pre kids) and we had a seasonal cabin on Rangeley Lake.
Every wknd we would drive up from Seacoast NH for 2-3 days of skiing. It's a long haul up there but no place in New England has ever captured me the way Saddleback and the Rangeley Lakes region has.

We have since done summer trips up there since the mtn closed but of course we want the mtn back. It's been sad/frustrating watching a glorious big mtn sit idle since April of 2015 but finally it seems there is hope to bring this true gem back to life.

Today at 3pm they finally launched their website and season passes are now live to process! I look at this as a small but important step that hopefully gives us hope we can make lift served skiing there again soon.

http://www.saddlebackmaine.com/

No photo description available.Here are some of my personal photos of 'the Back that try and capture what it is all about but like most special places you can't capture it entirely in photos...
Can't wait to be making turns there again!

No photo description available.

No photo description available.No photo description available.

No photo description available.No photo description available.

Image may contain: snow, tree, sky, plant, outdoor and nature

Image may contain: sky, outdoor and nature

No photo description available.

No photo description available.

No photo description available.

  • Like 3
Link to post
Share on other sites

Wonderful news!  Only have two days there in March of 2012. I thought it was one of the premier/prettier tree skiing spots on the East Coast esp. Casablanca Glade. I saw several six foot ramps set up deep in Casablanca’s woods. Skiers or snowboarders who successfully launch for big air in the close confines of a thick, black diamond glade like Casablanca with little open landing space impress (and scare) the heck out of me.  I thought Muleskinner was a really cool corkscrew of a trail.  Wish I'd climbed to the top where you took that Appalacian Trail photo.

Here are a few photos of mine (lower four photos), they had nice conditions for my visit and I thought the lake views were gorgeous.  Normally I would have captured better images, but it was quite cold during my visit and my old digital camera froze on second day.  Also, on first day my camera fell out pocket on one of my trips through Casablanca glades, but someone turned it in and I picked it up in the lodge at end of day!

 

 

This is a photo the resort gave me to use in an article about the place, looks like same guy in xwhaler's photo:-)

1352775133_pic2.jpg

 

Mine:

saddleback 2012.jpg

saddleback4.jpg

saddleback3.jpg

saddleback2.jpg

Edited by JimK
  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

This pic on the ridge all the way out to what ends with Muleskinner is one of the favorite skates in all of my ski career

You get a look down some steep groomers, followed by ungroomed steeps, followed by Casablanca Glades 1-4...finally ending with Muleskinner

just a special experience with so many options along the way

saddleback2.jpg.30c1f87eabad529a0e9c07c17a0db467.jpg

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
As some on here know I have a very fond spot in my heart for Saddleback. My wife and I were passholders there for 2 yrs while in grad school (pre kids) and we had a seasonal cabin on Rangeley Lake.
Every wknd we would drive up from Seacoast NH for 2-3 days of skiing. It's a long haul up there but no place in New England has ever captured me the way Saddleback and the Rangeley Lakes region has.

We have since done summer trips up there since the mtn closed but of course we want the mtn back. It's been sad/frustrating watching a glorious big mtn sit idle since April of 2015 but finally it seems there is hope to bring this true gem back to life.

Today at 3pm they finally launched their website and season passes are now live to process! I look at this as a small but important step that hopefully gives us hope we can make lift served skiing there again soon.

http://www.saddlebackmaine.com/
-PAXP-deijE.gifHere are some of my personal photos of 'the Back that try and capture what it is all about but like most special places you can't capture it entirely in photos...
Can't wait to be making turns there again!
23793_1324148511227_3936961_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_sid=e007fa&_nc_ohc=OA44GRv71ycAX928KO2&_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-1.xx&oh=6b77776b6eb2d84338d474b3ead8f573&oe=5E963D65
-PAXP-deijE.gif24183_1330854638876_2083460_n.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_sid=e007fa&_nc_ohc=IaDyUSSOsWYAX_IJUuH&_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-1.xx&oh=dc07ea9c46f0de574ad74967e1551699&oe=5E972B38
-PAXP-deijE.gif24183_1330852278817_2975536_n.jpg?_nc_cat=109&_nc_sid=e007fa&_nc_ohc=7NziXSee1XUAX976DlG&_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-1.xx&oh=780e9eefd0b9098627b265d23545f285&oe=5E96E54C
19959_1238819458054_1148587_n.jpg?_nc_cat=104&_nc_sid=e007fa&_nc_ohc=1zZGHyqAUiYAX-wAhjq&_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-1.xx&oh=54172ef85af68376c22e3ddc3e79b7f4&oe=5E99425B
20059_1231104425183_226200_n.jpg?_nc_cat=109&_nc_sid=e007fa&_nc_ohc=psdzRc2RIv4AX-Q9xSJ&_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-1.xx&oh=edb29737e6397776728c6a52400844a5&oe=5E97B94B
23728_1277434743412_7909693_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_sid=e007fa&_nc_ohc=ABIGV057Oj4AX_aB1_Q&_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-1.xx&oh=00ad3782ffd44847267885ef2563e97c&oe=5E976B3A
21059_1266304665167_5883616_n.jpg?_nc_cat=102&_nc_sid=e007fa&_nc_ohc=6QK2xmK4xTkAX-D8X1p&_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-1.xx&oh=d65e1831ed13364ec2cf25a7f11030bb&oe=5E99B43B
21059_1261573786898_4836432_n.jpg?_nc_cat=111&_nc_sid=e007fa&_nc_ohc=7hL2CHXXNGIAX_dka5F&_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-1.xx&oh=454bb9f5f27860afa39ca2a142646979&oe=5E97B18B


Nice Pics! We slayed that place apart on that trip!


Sent from my iPhone using Northeast Mountain Sports
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...
30 minutes ago, Puck it said:

What Virus?

Old Saddleback Chair is down.

91268311_10220177716864730_1172905880060952576_n.jpg?_nc_cat=111&_nc_sid=ca434c&_nc_ohc=XSLO-cGd9-QAX9uiJOi&_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-1.xx&_nc_tp=6&oh=07db8427c3b7ee39530178f909854a94&oe=5EAD76A2

not wasting any time  !! Nice !

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 3 weeks later...

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.



×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.