Maine has given the Berry family, Saddleback's owners since 2003, the go-ahead on their 10-Year Development Plan which includes nine new lifts with trails, lots of real estate, and guest amenities that will transform their area into a four-season operation.
The Berry family has built a large post and beam base lodge, added 44 percent to the ski terrain, increased snowmaking coverage to 85 percent, added a quad chairlift and trail system for beginners and families, and increased capacity on the Rangeley Chair, since acquiring Saddleback.
The first phase of the 10-Year Plan includes construction of the Magalloway lift and trail network; new trails in the high-elevation False Peak advanced area; an amenities center with indoor pool, spa, and fitness center; tubing park; and tennis courts. Trailside lodging will be expanded with the construction of condominiums and private homesites.
Future phases include continued real estate offerings, two inns, a hotel, village amenities, additional lift and trail systems, and two day lodges. Snowmaking will expand with trail development. The plan allows Saddleback to add 1,898 acres to the 1,960 acres already in development, out of the mountain's 8,000 total, more than half of which will remain undeveloped.