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Ski Resorts
If your staying at a hotel, lodge or inn, ask if they offer discount ski tickets.  Some offer free ones for children under 17 etc.
All For One Pass -- This pass is good for 6 different resorts.
Attitash,, Killington, Mount Snow, Pico, Sugarloaf/USA, and Sunday River.

forecast for
976 Saddleback Mountain Road
Rangeley, ME
207-864-5671 -- 866-918-2225 (toll free)
Snow # (800) 458-7502 (toll free)
www.saddlebackmaine.com - Updated 2-10
Lifts:  5
   South Branch Quad Chair - Length 2822, 345 Vertical
   Sandy Double Chair - Length 1400, 230 Vertical
   Rangeley Double Chair - Length 4717, 1177 Vertical
   Cupsuptic T-Bar 2400, - Length 650 Vertical
   Kennebago Quad Chair - Length 2709, 960 Vertical
Trails:  66 trails and glades
  Green circle 25 trails - 38%
  Blue square 19 trails - 29%
 Black diamond and Double black diamond 22 trails - 33%
Alpine Skiing:   Yes
Base lodge:   The 2nd highest in New England at 2,460 ft.
Daycare:  Yes
Dog Sled Rides:  Yes
Elevation:  4,120 feet
Gladed trails:  44 acres. The biggest glade in the East.
Hours:  Lifts open at 8:30 am weekends/holidays and 9:00am weekdays.
Ice skating:  Yes
Longest trail:  3.1 miles from summit to base.
Nordic skiing:  The Rangeley Lakes Trails Center provides an extensive network of cross-country skiing trails on lower Saddleback Mountain, two miles from the ski area on Dallas Hill Road in Rangeley, ME. This world-class trail system consists of 40 km of superbly groomed trails laid out in a loop pattern with all trails set with classic tracks and a separate skating lane. The system stretches through the 8,000 acres of the Saddleback preserve.
Season:  Mid-November through end of April
Skiable acres:  220
Sledding & Tobogganing:  Yes
Snowboarding:  Yes
Snowfall average:  225 Inches per year
Snowmaking:  85% snowmaking coverage with unlimited water
Snowmobiling:  The Rangeley Lakes Region has New England's premier snowmobile trail system that connects with the 12,500 miles of international circuits throughout Maine and Canada. 150 miles of superbly groomed trails are maintained by the Rangeley Lakes Snowmobile Club using state-of-art grooming equipment.
Snowshoeing:  Yes
Summit elevation:  4,120 feet
Telemark:  Yes
Terrain parks:  Yes
Vertical drop:  2,000 feet
Weddings & banquets:  Yes
X  hours from New York City.
   Stand halfway to the North Pole and the equator. A sign in downtown Rangeley marks the halfway between the equator and the North Pole. The sign is a famous location for residents and visitors. Although "Doc" Grant's Restaurant is now closed, many tourists still take family photos and create long-lasting memories.

Shawnee Peak
forecast for
119 Mountain Road
Bridgton, ME
www.shawneepeak.com - Updated 2-10
Lifts:  5
   1 quad chairlift
   2 triple chairlifts
   1 double chairlift
   1 new surface carpet lift
Trails:  40
  Beginner (7 trails, 25%)
  Intermediate (23 trails - 45%)
  Advanced and Most Difficult (14 trails - 30%)
Base elevation:  600 feet
Daycare:  Yes
Exposure:  North/Northeast - minimal wind impact!
Gladed trails:  4, 3 Double Diamond, 1 Intermediate
Halfpipe:  400' X 44' Lip to Lip. Lit for night skiing
   Monday 9am-9pm
   Friday 9am-10pm
   Saturday 8:30am-10pm
   Sunday 8:30am-4:30pm
Night skiing:  19 trails
Season:  Mid December through late March, Night skiing - Late December through mid March
Skiable acres:  239
Snowfall average:  90-110 inches annually. - 200 inches in 2007-08 season
   98% of non-gladed skiing terrain
   92% of non-gladed terrain is groomed nightly
Summit elevation:  1,900 feet
Telemark:  Yes
Terrain parks:  2
Uphill capacity:  7,200 skiers per hour
Vertical drop:  1,300 feet
6 hours hours from New York City.

forecast for
5092 Sugarloaf Access Rd.
Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947
www.sugarloaf.com - Updated 2-10
Lifts:  15 - All lifts close for the day at 3:50pm.
   2 High speed quads
   2 High capacity quads
   1 Triple chair
   8 Double chairs
   1 T-Bar
   1 Carpet
Trails:  138 trails, 54 miles, 651 acres, and glades
    34 trails - 25%
   44 trails - 32%
   39 trails - 28%
   21 trails - 15%
   Glades 20 (included in the above) - 13%
Base:  1,417 feet
Cross country skiing:  Yes
Daily photo:  Yes
Daycare:  Yes
Elevation Base:  1,417 feet
Highest Peak:  4,237 ft.
Ice skating:  Yes
Hours:  All lifts close at 3:50 pm.
Longest Trail:  Tote Road - 3.5 miles from summit to base
Nortic skiing:  Yes
Season:  Mid- November through late-April
Skiable Acres:  1,400
Snowboarding:  Yes
Snow Fall:   206 inches
Snowmaking:  95% snowmaking coverage on 490 acres 10-year avg. snow 200"
Snowmobiling:  Yes
Snowshoeing:  Yes
Superpipe:  Yes
Terrain parks: 
   Three distinct terrain parks - beginner, intermediate and advance
Superpipe (400' long, 18 foot walls) and Minipipe.
   Permanent snowboard cross and skier cross course.
Summit:  Maine's second highest peak at 4,237 ft. Only lift-serviced above-tree line skiing in the East.
Tubing:  Yes
Uphill capacity:  21,810/hour
Vertical:  2,820 feet.  The most continuous in New England!
Webcam:  Yes
Weddings & banquets:  Yes
   Train information: Amtrak Service to Portland
   Bus Information: Greyhound Bus Service to Portland, Bangor, and Waterville
   5 and under and 80+ ski for free
   Sugarloaf is proud to be a sponsor of Maine Handicapped Skiing, a free adaptive sports  program providing people with physical disabilities the opportunity to Alpine and Nordic ski, ride and snowshoe in the winter and golf, paddle and cycle in the summer.

Sunday River
forecast for
Sunday River Rd. and Skiway Rd.
Bethel, ME
www.sundayriver.com - Updated 2-10
Extremely interesting write-up about snowmaking, look under the mountain tab, and click snowmaking.
Lifts:  16
   High-Speed Chondola: 1 - On December 20, 2009 Sunday River opened the first Chondola in the northeast US, carrying six-person chairs and eight-person gondola cars on one high-speed lift running from the South Ridge base area to the Peak Lodge on North Peak. This new lift cuts what was a 20-minute trip on two separate lifts to a single ride of just under seven minutes, bringing skiers and riders to a point from where they'll have direct access to six of Sunday Rivers eight peaks in a single run.
   High-Speed Quads: 4
   Fixed Quads: 5
   Triples: 3
   Doubles: 1
   Surface: 2
Trails:  132 - 49.8 Miles - 667.7 acres
   Novice 44 trails, 16.43 miles, 220.34 acres, 33%
   Intermediate 47 trails, 17.92miles, 240.37acres, 36%
   Expert 25 trails, 9.46 miles, 126.86 acres, 19%
   Expert only 16 trails, 5.97miles, 80.12 acres, 12%
Cross country skiing:  Yes
Daycare:  Yes
Dog sledding:  Yes
   Weekdays 9am - 4pm
   Weekends 8am - 4pm
Ice skating:  Yes
Fireworks:  2-4 times a month
   Jordan Grand Resort Hotel, 186 rooms, 600 pillows
   Grand Summit Resort Hotel, 230 rooms, 700 pillows
   Slopeside Condominiums, 749 rooms, 4300 pillows
   The Snow Cap Inn, 67 rooms, 200 pillows
   The Snow Cap Ski Dorm, 32 rooms, 200 pillows
   Total on-mountain lodging: 6,000
   Off-mountain lodging (approximate) within 15 mile radius: 2,000
   Total area lodging: 8,000
Minipipe:  1
Mountain peaks:  8 interconnected
   White Cap 1,630 ft.
   Locke Mountain 1,460 ft.
   Barker Mountain 1,400 ft.
   Spruce Peak 1,500 ft.
   North Peak 1,000 ft.
   South Ridge 500 ft.
   Aurora Peak 1,100 ft.
   Oz 1,100 ft.
  Jordan Bowl 1,490 ft.
Season:  November - late April
Snowfall average:  167 inches
Snowmaking:  92 %
Snowmobiling:  Yes
Snowshoeing:  Yes
Snowtubing:  Yes
Spa services:  Yes
Summit elevation:  3,140 feet
Superpipe:  18 X 400 feet
Terrain parks:  4 parks
Uphill capacity:  32,000/hour
Vertical drop:  2,340 feet
Water pumping capacity: 
   Water capacity:  Source pumping capacity: 9,000 gallons.  Permitted capacity 50,000 gallons (how much the resort would be allowed to pump).
   Air capacity:  Sunday River operates the world's largest high-pressure snowmaking system, and can compress about 65,000 cubic feet of air each minute @ 150 p.s.i. .
Compressor capacity: 90,000 cubic feet per minute (how much air the resort can compress to 80 ? 100 psi) Production capacity 220 guns (how many guns the resort can operate at once)
   Sunday River's arsenal includes over 1,900 state-of-the-art guns - enough to leave every trail set up all winter long. These are spread out along 72 miles of snowmaking pipes which cover 92% of our terrain.
   Hydrant spacing is also a factor. Many resorts space hydrants up to 200 feet apart - meaning that each gun must cover a much larger area of the trail. Sunday River utilizes an average hydrant spacing of 85 feet - and on trails intended for early season skiing, hydrants are placed as little as 30 feet apart.
   Snowguns 1,900
   Miles of pipe 72
   Miles of hose 30
   Hydrant stations 2,200
   Avg. hydrant spacing 85 feet
Weddings & conferences:  Yes
White cap:  1,630 feet
GPS:  44d 2825.21 North 70d 51' 22.28 West
   Live entertainment:  All live entertainment on Saturdays with two shows starting at 3 & 7 pm unless otherwise noted.
   Handicapped skiing:  Sunday River is proud to be the sponsor and home of Maine Handicapped Skiing, a free adaptive sports  program providing people with physical disabilities the opportunity to Alpine and Nordic ski, ride and snowshoe in the winter and golf, paddle and cycle in the summer.
7 hours, 383 miles from New York City.

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