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Saddleback extends ski season into May; special events this weekend

RANGELEY - Saddleback Ski Resort announced that it will be extending its season by operating weekends into May and that it is now offering a $10 gas voucher to anyone purchasing a 2-day adult lift ticket.

"We've always had snow on the trails in April," said Jim Quimby, operations manager. "Because our loyal skier and rider base has grown in recent years, now is the time to take advantage of that snow by operating weekends into May."

Saddleback's 4,120 foot mountain and surrounding peaks generate abundant natural snow all winter and the cooler temperatures at that high elevation sustain snow coverage well into spring. Total snowfall so far this season is 227 inches which is more than the average for an entire season with several weeks of winter weather remaining.

The resort will be open Saturdays and Sundays as long as conditions hold.

The $10 gas voucher for those purchasing a 2-day adult ticket is part of Saddleback's commitment to make skiing and riding affordable. The voucher is redeemable at four local gas stations: The Rangeley IGA, Lakeside Convenience, Looney Bin Irving in Rangeley and Koob's Garage in Oquossoc.

Special events this weekend:

Saturday, April 16:
Kennebago Steeps! Woods Weekend; An extra hour of skiing with lifts open until 5p.m.

11 a.m. - Casablanca Tree Run. This event showcases style. Show your tree skiing style in our 44 acre Casablanca Glade to score style points. Registration will be in the Lobby of the Base Lodge beginning at 9am.

1 p.m. - Tight Line Bumps Run and Hot Dogging Competition. The bumps are set on Tight Line, strut your stuff. Registration is in the Lobby of the Base Lodge beginning at 9 a.m.

Most Outrageous Onesie - Finally a use for your older ski wear. Do you have a retro one piece suit taking up space in your closet. Get it out. We are offering a prize for the most outrageous onesie on the hill.

Kennebago Station is the place to be this weekend. The barbecue is fired up at the Yurt. The beer garden is set up, and we have live music. No better location on the mountain to enjoy this weekends events.

Rangeley Logging Museum will be set up in the Lobby. Learn more about the logging heritage of the Rangeley Lakes Region.

Sunday, April 17: Complimentary barbecue for season pass holders and PEAK Pass holders on the sun deck from 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Make sure to show your pass.

Specials Deals
Buy a full price 2 day adult ticket at Saddleback and receive a $10 gas voucher - Use toward the purchase of gasoline at any of four local gas stations in Rangeley and Oquossoc. Participating stations are, the Rangeley IGA, Lakeside Convenience, Looney Bin Irving, and Koob's Garage in Oquossoc.

2-Day Spring Weekend Getaway for $88
Here's a great deal for skiing and riding Saddleback this Spring now that we've extended the season by operating weekends into May. Package includes on-mountain condominium lodging, a 2-day lift ticket plus a $10 gasoline voucher for each 2-day ticket --all for $88 per person per day. It's all part of Saddleback's commitment to make skiing and riding affordable.

For more information about Saddleback and its year-round offerings, visit www.saddlebackmaine.com.

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