Wednesday, November 2, 2016


This is a copy of the email that went out that is kicking off the fundraising portion of the community effort to purchase Saddleback Ski Area. The next few short weeks are vitally important for this effort to succeed. Please spread the word and carefully consider if you can contribute to this effort. 

Congratulations!  Thanks to the generosity of people like you, we are delighted to let you know that we have reached an agreement to acquire the Saddleback Mountain Ski area assets from the current owners.  This is a huge conservation and economic development step for the Rangeley region.  If successful, this will assure the continuous operation of the ski area within a well-capitalized and stable financial framework.  When this transaction is completed, the community will own and control the resort:

- The ski area real estate will be owned by the Saddleback Mountain Foundation (SMF), a non-profit whose mission will be to preserve the beautiful pristine region for generations to come.

- The resort will be operated by the Saddleback Mountain Community Resort (SMCR, LLC), a community owned company that plans to reinvest all profits back into the resort.

We are truly humbled by the outpouring of support for this initiative. Through the survey and verbally, from home owners, businesses, and dedicated Saddlebackers, we have already obtained commitments approaching $5,000,000. Of course, we can only accomplish this if we receive the contributions from everyone who committed their support.

We now need to raise $4,000,000 (from the $5,000,000 in commitments) in order to secure our exclusive right to buy the resort and to fully capitalize the operating company.  If we don’t reach this target, the chance to build this incredible lasting foundation for future generations could be lost.

We are raising funds by selling memberships in the Saddleback Community Resort. Please look closely through the attached forms, do not hesitate to contact us with any questions, and send in your payments as soon as possible.

Thanks again for helping to preserve this priceless place for generations to come.  As a founding member, you, through your contribution today, are making history.

Peter Stein,

Payment Form

Saddleback Resort Membership Enrollment Form


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