Maine’s ski areas are thinking snow, are you?


Act quickly if you want to score skis from Saddleback's demo sale. Cool evenings have you thinking skiing, you’re not alone.

Need new skis?

Saddleback is offering 50% off demos with bindings, including  K2, Rossignol, Dynastar, Volkl, Salomon, Elan, and handcrafted Maine made Lucid skis (download PDF of list, here).

The skis are currently on display at the Guest Service Office (2501 Main Street, Rangeley). Whatever hasn’t sold will be available at the Saddleback Fall Festival on Sunday, Sept. 16, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The family oriented festival promises live music, barbecue, art show, pie-eating contest, arts and crafts show, and kids’ activities. New this year is a 4-mile trail run on the mountain at 9 a.m. ($25, proceeds benefit Saddleback Ski Scholarship Fund).

Want free lift tickets?

Sugarloaf and Sunday River are hosting premieres of TGR’s  The Dream Factory in locations in Maine and New Hampshire. Not only do you get to ski or ride vicariously through the film, but also you receive a free, early-season lift ticket valid at either area, along with plenty of swag and stickers.

The Teton Gravity Research flick was filmed in Alaska and showcases some of the world’s best big-mountain skiers. Purchase tickets online from either resort. Showings are scheduled:

Sept. 28: The Music Hall, Portsmouth, 7 p.m.,  $19

Sept. 29: Port City Music Hall, Portland, 7 and 9 p.m., $19

Nov. 8: Collins Center for the Arts, Orono, 7 p.m., $12

Nov. 14: Lincoln Auditorium, Farmington, 7 p.m., $10