Saddleback reaches ‘historic deal’ for ski resort’s future

The Saddleback ski area outside Rangeley is expected to finally be sold, after not operating for the past two winters, and even members of the local group that says it lost out on its bid to buy Maine’s third-largest ski resort is welcoming the development.

The buyer will be introduced at a news conference being held Wednesday at the ski area by its owners, Bill and Irene Berry, who called the prospective sale a “historic deal.”

Skiers ride the South Branch chairlift at Saddleback in December 2012. The ski area's need for a new chairlift to the summit was originally cited as the reason for its shutdown in 2015.Skiers ride the South Branch chairlift at Saddleback in December 2012. The ski area's need for a new chairlift to the summit was originally cited as the reason for its shutdown in 2015.

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