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Saddleback’s new yurt opens

Cutting the ribbon at the new Saddleback yurt are, from left to right: Conrad Klefos, director of marketing; Greg Berelli, cook; Warren Cook, CEO and general manager; JoAnne Taylor, director of hospitality; and Graves Bates, cook.

RANGELEY - At a ribbon-cutting Monday, Saddleback Maine celebrated the grand opening of its new yurt at the base of the Kennebago Quad lift, called Kennebago Station. Before heading up the summit quad for another run, skiers and snowboarders can now rest and refuel with soups, deli sandwiches, and drinks at the yurt, which is equipped with heat, power, and composting toilets.

"The Kennebago Station will serve daily specials, like today's bacon potato soup and seafood chowder," said Warren Cook, CEO and general manager of Saddleback. "The yurt will be open on weekends and holiday weeks, like this one, so come on up."

The regular menu includes deli sandwiches, brie fondue, hotdogs, Saddleback's signature fudge, cookies, and whoopie pies. Beverages are water, sodas, beer and wine.

A yurt has a very low impact on the environment and provides a cozy place to relax on the mountain, where skiers can enjoy the sweeping views of the Rangeley Lakes.

For more information, visit or call 866-918-2225.

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  1. Thanks to the Daily Bulldog for continuing to cover the happenings at Saddleback! Lots of exciting things going on there.