Signs of life emerge at Saddleback Mountain after years of sitting idle

BACKPACK POLICE SAY WAS FILLED WITH CRYSTAL METH AND SUSPECTED DRUG MONEY.. BY THE TIME SKI SEASON ARRIVES THIS NOVEMBER, SADDLEBACK MOUNTAIN OUTSIDE OF RANGELEY WILL BE READY TO OPEN.. THAT’S THE WORD FROM OFFICIALS THERE WHO, RIGHT NOW ARE OVERSEEING A MASSIVE AMOUNT OF IMPROVEMENTS.. THE SKI AREA SHUT DOWN BACK IN 2014 AND SINCE THEN HAS BASICALLY SAT IDLE. UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP, THE MOUNTAIN IS INSTALLING A NEW HIGH SPEED LIFT, UPGRADING THE LODGE AND SNOWMAKING. IT’S WORK THEY’VE BEEN PREPARING FOR SINCE THE SKI AREA CLOSED. QUITE HONESTLY, IT’S A LOT OF WORK BUT IT’S AH, IT WILL TAKE ALL SUMMER TO DO BUT, AND IT IS DIFFICULT BUT WE’VE BEEN PLANNING TO DO THIS FOR FIVE YEARS. THE BULK OF TODAY’S WORK WAS BUILDING THE BASE TOWERS FOR THE NEW CHAIR LIFT,, A JOB TH

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Signs of life emerge at Saddleback Mountain after years of sitting idle

After years of sitting idle, Saddleback Mountain will be ready to open when ski season arrives this November.That’s according to mountain officials who are currently overseeing a massive amount of improvements.The mountain has been closed since 2014. Now that new owners are in place, the mountain is installing a new high-speed lift, upgrading the lodge, and improving the snow making system.”It’s a lot of work, it will take all summer to do but, and it is difficult but we’ve been planning to do this for five years,” said mountain manager Jim Quimby.The bulk of the work on Monday was building the base towers for a new chair lift. It takes just one day to complete the job using a helicopter, a job that would have taken several weeks if they had to haul the concrete up the mountain in trucks.

After years of sitting idle, Saddleback Mountain will be ready to open when ski season arrives this November.

That’s according to mountain officials who are currently overseeing a massive amount of improvements.

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The mountain has been closed since 2014. Now that new owners are in place, the mountain is installing a new high-speed lift, upgrading the lodge, and improving the snow making system.

“It’s a lot of work, it will take all summer to do but, and it is difficult but we’ve been planning to do this for five years,” said mountain manager Jim Quimby.

The bulk of the work on Monday was building the base towers for a new chair lift. It takes just one day to complete the job using a helicopter, a job that would have taken several weeks if they had to haul the concrete up the mountain in trucks.