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The latest news, deals, and events from ski resorts throughout North America.

Saddleback Prepares for First Ski Season Since Closing in 2015

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For the first time since 2014, Saddleback ski area is getting ready to welcome skiers this winter.

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Despite Pandemic, Saddleback Resort Relaunch Remains on Track

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Significant upgrades to Saddleback Mountain, the ski resort in Rangeley, remain on track despite the pandemic.

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Arctaris Impact Fund Buys Maine's Saddleback

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Boston investment firm Arctaris Impact Fund completed a reported $6.5 million acquisition of Saddleback Mountain ski area from the Berry family on Friday afternoon.

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Buyers Postpone Saddleback Purchase While State Reviews Backing

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The purchase of Saddleback ski area will be delayed until early next year while a state finance agency reviews an application for debt insurance that the sale depends on.

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New Prospective Buyer Takes Another Run At Getting Saddleback Ski Area Back In Business

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A Boston investment firm has made an offer to buy Saddleback Mountain, pledging to invest $25 million to $30 million after the sale to help restart the Rangeley ski resort, which has been closed for four years.

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Australian Company To Purchase Saddleback

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New owner Sebastian Monsour, chief executive officer of the Majella Group, accepts the traditional wooden ski from former owner Bill Berry. (Saddleback/Facebook)

Australian company Majella Group has signed an agreement to purchase Maine’s Saddleback Mountain Resort from Bill and Irene Berry. The purchase includes all holdings of the resort, including the resort, base lodge, ski lifts and surrounding timberland, totaling 6,337 acres.

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Saddleback Community Rallies To Buy Maine Ski Resort

Saddleback Community Rallies To Buy Maine Ski Resort

Saddleback, Maine's third largest resort, overlooks the Rangeley Lakes. (Saddelabck/Facebook)

After an idle 2015-16 season, Maine’s Saddleback may have new owners in its future.

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Maine's Saddleback Now Hopes To Open Late January With New Owner

SaddlebackIn the latest update from Maine’s Saddleback, the resort has posted on their website that “prospective new owner and the Berry Family feel confident that we will complete a transaction - opening by late January.”

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Saddleback Unable to Finance New Lift, May Or Not Open; Looking For Buyers

Saddleback familyMaine’s Saddleback has been unable to secure $3 million in financing for a new lift they deemed necessary to open this coming season.

 

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Maine's Saddleback Seeks $3M Funding For New Lift; Won't Open Without It

Saddleback's Rangeley Double ChairSaddleback Mountain in Maine says it won’t open this winter if it's not able to secure $3 milllion in financing by early August to replace a 51-year old double lift.

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Maine's Saddleback Makes Big Mountain Skiing, Riding Affordable

Saddleback powderSaddleback, Maine is certainly a big mountain, with a 2,000-foot vertical drop and a top lift elevation over 4,000 feet, one of only seven ski mountains in New England that high. But it's prices are comparable to those of a small mountain.  

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Winter Pushes Spring Well Into April In The Northeast

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Nirvana continues for skiers and riders up and down the east coast as the seemingly never-ending winter forges on toward a supposed conclusion. The irony is that most resorts will have ample snow when they quiet their lifts for the season.

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Snowmaking Returns As Some Northeast Resorts Plan To Remain Open Into April

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A number of Northeast resorts have been able to fire up their snowguns to carry the season well into April, even as numerous others have either closed for the season or significantly reduced their amount of open terrain. All of this is the result of  last week’s unprecedented meltdown,

 

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