RANGELEY, ME — Saddleback Maine posted all-time record ticket sales on Sunday, March 4th as skiers and riders turned out in record numbers to take advantage of Saddleback’s deep snow cover.
“Over three feet of new snow played a big role in our record attendance,” said Saddleback General Manager, Chris Farmer. “However, much of the record day is attributable to skiers and riders recognizing the great value and different experience that our big mountain has to offer.”
“March is the best month to ski. The sun is warmer and the snow is soft, plus we have events scheduled each weekend,” added Jim Quimby of Mountain Operations.
On Saturday, March 10, Saddleback will host its 8th Annual Telemark Invasion, with demos and clinics. Part of the Telemark event is the Knee Dipping Tree Fairy Challenge, a free ride glade competition that takes place in Casablanca Glade at 12pm. On Sunday, March 11, the Park Shark Big Air Competition will take place in the Freerider Terrain Park at noon. This event is the second event in the Park Shark series. The final Park Shark Slopestyle event is scheduled for April 1.
Two favorite spring skiing events at Saddleback are the Cardboard Box Race on March 24 and Pond Skimming on March 31.
Saddleback Maine, one of New England’s finest family ski resorts, is located in the legendary Rangeley Lakes Region of the Western Mountains of Maine. With a 2,000′ vertical drop, a 4120′ top elevation and 66 trails and glades, Saddleback offers New England’s best big mountain value and unspoiled, rustic beauty amidst the largest concentration of 4,000 foot peaks in Maine. Saddleback is committed to carefully crafting its growth with an environmental focus and support of community.