Saddleback Ski Resort

Saddleback Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Maine in USA. The resort is in the town of Swans Island, ME.

Saddleback is a part of the INDY Ski Pass system. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all of the slopes that are also a part of the group.

Saddleback Lodging:

Saddleback Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Saddleback has a total of 68 ski trails, which are serviced by 6 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. With 600 acres, Saddleback Ski Resort has a moderate amount of skiiable terrain available for skiers. This area is equivalent to 243 hectares, 1 square miles, or 2 square kilometers.

Trails
Total Runs
68
Ski Lift
Lifts
6
Skier
Skiable Acres
600(2 km2)
Snow
Annual Snowfall
N/A

Saddleback Ski Resort Elevation

Saddleback Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 4,120 feet, or 1,256 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 2,460 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 2,000 feet (610 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Saddleback's summit elevation is higher than average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are much higher than this one (some stretch to 12,000 feet!), but it is not small by any stretch of the imagination.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
4,120'(1,256 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
2,000'(610 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
2,460'(750 m)

Saddleback Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Score
Difficulty Score
51.7out of 100
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Saddleback can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 68% of its trails rated at or above intermediate ski level.

 DID YOU KNOW?

At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.

Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level

Saddleback has 600 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Saddleback is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 32% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 68%.
Beginner
32%(192 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
Intermediate
32%(192 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
Expert
36%(216 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Saddleback Ski Resort good for beginners?

Saddleback can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 68% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Saddleback Ski Resort Location

Saddleback Ski Resort is located in the state of Maine, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Swans Island, ME.

Address:
Swans Island, ME 04685 USA
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Website:
saddlebackmaine.com/

GPS Coordinates:
44.11000, -68.54000

Getting to Saddleback Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Saddleback Ski Resort), its coordinates of 44.11000, -68.54000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Swans Island, ME to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Saddleback Ski Resort.

NameCodeCityDistance
Portland International JetportPWMPortland, ME94 mi
Logan International AirportBOSBoston, MA173 mi

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Saddleback.

NameCodeCityDistance
Hancock County-Bar Harbor AirportBHBBar Harbor, ME25 mi
Bangor International AirportBGRBangor, ME50 mi
Augusta State AirportAUGAugusta, ME64 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Saddleback Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Saddleback Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Camden Snow BowlRockport, ME1,093 ft38%31 mi
Bigrock MountainCherryfield, ME1,641 ft38%45 mi
New HermonSouth China, ME450 ft31%54 mi
Titcomb MountainFarmington, ME750 ft32%89 mi

Saddleback Ski Resort Mountain Stats

NameStatistic
Summit Elevation4,120 ft
Base Elevation2,460 ft
Vertical Drop2,000 ft
Trails68
(32% Beginner,  32% Intermediate,  36% Expert)
Lifts6
Skiable Acres600
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Saddleback Ski Resort Mountain Stats