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   Maine: Saddleback Mountain Resort: Expansions
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South Branch Area at Saddleback Mountain Resort
South Branch Area Details
South Branch Area
Status:Open
First Season of Operation:2004-05
Lifts:1 chairlift
Terrain:Novice terrain
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After years of status quo, Saddleback received a big boost in 2003 when the Berry family purchased the resort. In effort to drive real estate (which would fund future development), the first sizable expansion plan in decades too place. In addition to building a massive base lodge, the lower mountain 1,400 foot novice T-Bar was replaced with a new 2004 Doppelmayr/CTEC fixed grip quad. Covering 346 vertical feet, the new lift was nearly twice as long as it's predecessor at 2,760 feet. Multiple new beginner trails were added to the bottom of the area. In addition, the Lake Trail Lodge and tubing facility are still planned.

South Branch Quad top terminal (2007)
South Branch Quad top terminal (2007)

Development map for the South Branch area (2009)
Development map for the South Branch area (2009)

South Branch Quad (2012)
South Branch Quad (2012)

South Branch Quad (2012)
South Branch Quad (2012)

South Branch Quad base terminal (2012)
South Branch Quad base terminal (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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