Thursday, July 21, 2016

Saddleback Maine must not become a Lost Ski Area!

The following is text of a on-line petition I created with Susan Sheehan to show support for Saddleback and the efforts to obtain a new owner for the mountain. Below is the text of the petition and to sign, please click here.

Saddleback, Maine: Bigger than You Think. Different from the Rest. Highest base elevation of any New England ski area.
There is a mystique to Saddleback that is timeless and awe inspiring. It imprints vividly on any visitor.
Economically it is critical to the town of Rangeley, Franklin County, the state of Maine, and New England skiing as a whole.
As the pending sale of Saddleback has moved through weeks and months and now past a year since the July 2015 announcement, it is easy to get frustrated with the progress.
We all depend on Saddleback in different ways. Some of us depend on Saddleback to put food on the table and pay the bills. Some of us depend on Saddleback to satisfy our outdoor recreational pursuits. Some of us depend on Saddleback just to get away from it all and be at peace with ourselves and our families.
For most all of us… Saddleback is home.
“The mountains are calling and I must go”- John Muir
- Is Saddleback calling you?
- Do you miss skiing at Saddleback?
- Are you anxiously awaiting news to plan your winter adventures?
We, the signers of this petition, are ready to come back and work and/or ski at Saddleback.
The signers of this petition appreciate all the hard work and investments made by the Berry family to improve Saddleback over the last 10+ years. We ask that Saddleback management, prospective buyer(s) and the Berry family to keep working hard to do everything possible to come to a successful conclusion and make lift serviced skiing once again available this coming season. We will do our best to be open to the changes needed to make Saddleback a sustainable business and we will support Saddleback as best we are able.
Saddleback, Maine must not become a Lost Ski Area. Please sign this petition to show your support and use the comment box to tell everyone why Saddleback is a special place for you.
To sign the petition, please click here.


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