After lying dormant all last winter, Saddleback Mountain may soon be open for business, which is good news for the people of Franklin County Maine. The ski resort, one of the top five largest employers for that county, has been sold and will reopen under completely new ownership. This important institution, which was formerly under private ownership, will now be run by a coalition of non-profits.
- A coalition of nonprofits reached verbal agreements with the owners of Saddleback Mountain to purchase the Rangeley ski resort
- The Trust for Public Land, along with the New England Forestry Foundation reached an agreement with the Berrys to purchase another 3,249 acres
- Neither Saddleback general manager Chris Farmer nor the Berrys responded to calls seeking comment Wednesday
“That sale price has yet to be determined, said Wolfe Tone, the Maine state director for the Trust for Public Land.”