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   Maine: Saddleback Mountain Resort: Expansions
Ski Area Expansions
 
Kennebago Area at Saddleback Mountain Resort
Kennebago Area Details
Kennebago Area
Status:Open
First Season of Operation:1979-80
Lifts:1 T-Bar
Terrain:Intermediate and expert terrain
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While the top to bottom lift expansion did not work out, Saddleback still looked to expand to near 4,000 feet in elevation. Taking advantage of some trails being cleared, as well as existing lift infrastructure, an upper mountain complex was developed for the 1979-80 season, served by a Hall T-Bar. At just under 1,000 vertical feet, the pod featured almost exclusively expert terrain. Unlike the proposed gondola, the T-Bar did not extend into the alpine zone atop Saddleback Mountain.

In 2008, the Hall T-Bar was replaced with a new Doppelmayr/CTEC fixed grip quad chairlift (2,907 feet long, covering 960 vertical feet). A massive glade complex called Casablanca debuted the following season.


The last Saddleback trail map to show the Kennebago T-Bar (2007)
The last Saddleback trail map to show the Kennebago T-Bar (2007)

The top terminal of the Kennebago T-Bar (2007)
The top terminal of the Kennebago T-Bar (2007)

The top terminal of the Kennebago T-Bar (2007)
The top terminal of the Kennebago T-Bar (2007)

The upper portion of the Kennebago T-Bar (2007)
The upper portion of the Kennebago T-Bar (2007)

The top terminal of the Kennebago Quad (2010)
The top terminal of the Kennebago Quad (2010)

The bottom terminal of the Kennebago Quad (2012)
The bottom terminal of the Kennebago Quad (2012)

The top access trail from the Kennebago Quad (2012)
The top access trail from the Kennebago Quad (2012)

The Kennebago area as seen in 2012
The Kennebago area as seen in 2012

Saddleback Mountain Resort Expansion History
Project NameSeasonStatus
False PeakProposed
Gondola Area1970sCancelled
Kennebago Area1979-80Open
Magalloway AreaProposed
No Name AreaProposed
South Branch Area2004-05Open
Southwest Summit Area1979-80Cancelled
West BowlProposed
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Last updated: April 22, 2014

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