Saddleback’s Kennebago Steeps

Maine’s Saddleback dishes up killer food and a rootsy vibe, but it’s the steep ridge flank served by the Kennebago quad—with its expansive glades and winding groomers—that’ll keep you coming back. Here, mountain-ops staffers Jim Quimby, Sam Loud, Jared Emerson, and others show you how to ski it like a local.
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Trace a line formed by Maine's State Routes 16, 27, 4, and 142 and you will encircle some of the state's highest mountains. In the southern part of the circle you'll find the long, impressive mass of Saddleback Mountain, from whose summit drop the twisty, wooded trails of Saddleback the ski resort.

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