Saddleback Mountain - Rangeley, Maine

If you're looking for something big, fun, affordable, and different, give Saddleback Mountain—one of New England's finest family ski resorts—a try for your next ultimate ski vacation destination.

Located on Route 4 near Rangeley, Maine, Saddleback Mountain's sheer size is one of its major drawing features, with the highest base alpine elevation of all ski areas in the region at 2,460 feet, a top summit elevation of 4,120 feet with summit snowfields, as well as an impressive 2,000-foot vertical drop, which all offer stunning views of the ski resort, the nearby White Mountains, and the Rangeley Lakes region. Saddleback also has an annual snowfall of 200 inches and 85 percent snowmaking coverage.

You'll also find 60 fun, unique, and exciting trails as well as glades, a terrain park, and half-pipe for all ages and levels, ranging from gentle beginner's slopes to rugged, steep, and challenging double black diamond runs—all on some of Maine's most fabulous snowy terrain.

Saddleback Mountain offers around 20 beginner trails on its more gentle slopes, perfect for children and first-time skiers of all ages; an equal number of intermediate trails—a favorite is the "cruiser" known as the Royal Coachman, located off the Rangeley double; 12 black diamond courses, which are more challenging; and for the veteran skiing dare devil, five spectacular expert trails. Saddleback's upper mountain region Kennebago T-bar is home to many of these more challenging trails with steep and rugged terrain, including Nightmare Glades and Warden's Worry. The longest trail run is more than three miles long.

However, even with the high elevations and challenging ski experiences found at Saddleback, you'll also find the environment to be very friendly, warm, inviting, safe, family-focused, and even a little old-fashioned, in a quaint, nostalgic way. For example, Saddleback offers programs, events, and activities for families and children of all ages throughout its ski season, as well as on-site day care for when you want to leave the kids behind so you can try your hand at a more challenging and difficult trail, or enjoy some of Saddleback's amenities and activities, including its dining options, shops, and live entertainment, for just the two of you.

Enjoy Saddleback's new base lodge, complete with features such as a huge fireplace, sun deck, and the popular Swig 'n Smelt Pub to unwind after a long day of skiing.

You'd be surprised at how well you can afford everything that Saddleback Mountain has to offer, from lift tickets and rentals to dining, entertainment, and lodging options. You can even find specials, discounts, and packages to score even a better deal for your next family ski vacation.

If you're looking for a place to vacation on a long-term basis, consider purchasing vacation property near Saddleback Mountain to enjoy all that this fantastic and surprisingly big ski resort has to offer season after season. Plus, owning Maine real estate in this region puts you in proximity to loads of summer time recreational activities as well. The Rangeley lakes are some of Maine's most beautiful and the quaint towns offer something for everyone all year long.

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