• World-class grooming--simply the BEST!
• 40% more dedicated snowshoe terrain!
• New ski trail this year offers a whole new loop!

Spring Hours:

Closed Monday-Thursday, OPEN Friday, Saturday and Sunday   9AM ~  4PM


3-27-17:  The yurt will be closed Monday-Thursday this week, and will reopen Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The trails are always open, and trail maps are located in the kiosk next to the yurt. We will groom when conditions and temps allow this week, and will post grooming online. See you Friday :)

All rental equipment is now on sale! Adult package (Fischer skis, boots, poles) $100, kids package $75, snowshoes $50 a pair. Come and get 'em, they won't last !!!

Open today for:
Classic Ski: Yes!

Skate Ski: Yes!
Snowshoe: Yes!
Bikes: Yes!

A huge thanks to all of our volunteers who helped make the 22nd annual Loppet a great success. You rock! We couldn't do it without you!

Rave reviews from the Loppet participants for the following restaurants who donated this years extraordinary soups:

Gingerbread House

Lakeside Convenience

Oquossoc Grocery

Parkside and Main

Rangeley Inn

Red Onion

The Shed

Twisted Willow

Another mention online! Flipkey writes that the Trails Center is a must visit in Rangeley :)

Weekday Specials (non-holiday): 

Monday - Ladies Day, 1/2 price trail pass and a free cup of soup!
Tuesday - Mens Day, ditto!
Wednesday - BOGO trail passes!

Thursday - Nordic Day - $10 trail passes for season pass holders at any nordic trails center worldwide!

Locally sourced soups, snacks, hot drinks and lots of good cheer can be found at the yurt!  Come on up, get some great exercise and enjoy the tranquility of the trails center!

Rumor has it that the gnomes are traveling from far and wide to build their 'tiny houses' at the Trails Center! New homes have sprung up on Geneva and off the Lake Trail near Saddleback Lake! A big thank you to the RLRS Outing Club, who have assisted these little creatures as they move in. Pick up a Gnome Roam map at the yurt and head out on a search for these special creatures- each gnome was handcrafted by local students and artists at the Rangeley Lakes Regional School.

A reminder that all trails are now closed to walking!

Season passes are available at the yurt or via form mail in  -  get yours today!

The fat bikes have landed! New this year we will have two fat bikes for rent at the yurt thanks to our local bike shop AJs Fat Bikes! We have access to rentals for up to ten bikers, just let us know a bit ahead  so we can get them up to the yurt :) The fat bike loop is about 11K or 6.8 miles long, and will be on Tote, Pipeline, Nats Alley and Pumphouse. These are our widest trails and there should be plenty of width for all. Fat bikes should always yield to skiers and snowshoers. The bike lane is located on the side of the trail opposite from the classic track to preserve the track for classic skiers. Riding in warm weather and/or soft snow conditions create wheel ruts in the trails.  If you are leaving a rut, or it is difficult to bike, the trail is too soft for biking and you should try another time.

Save the dates!

January 29, 2017   Fat Bike Loppet - now the first leg of a three race Maine series!!!

March 4, 2017        22th annual Rangeley Loppet
March 12, 2017      Rangeley Moose Dash Snowshoe Race

See you on the trails!

Read about us in the Portland Press Herald!

See us on  Bill Green's Maine!

Check the trail report  for groomed trails and trail updates. 

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Wildlife sightings trailside: Fisher, moose, snowshoe rabbit, Gray Jay

Recent bird sightings around Saddleback and the Trails Center at  EBIRD !!







The Rangeley Lakes Trails Center is located in the heart of Maine's scenic western mountain and lake region. This area has an annual snowfall approaching 200 inches. Superb snow conditions plus fantastic terrain and grooming  make Nordic skiing here a wonderful experience for novice to expert. We also have a growing network of scenic single-track trails for snowshoeing.

Our rustic Yurt serves as our lodge. Ski and snowshoe rentals, hot and cold beverages, a variety of snacks, and hot soup are available in the yurt during the winter snow season.

Local lodgings range from fine hotels or bed and breakfast accommodations to motels and private luxury winter homes, condos, and quaint cabins. To find out more about where to stay in the Rangeley Lakes Region check our Links page for some recommendations.

You now can get thayah from heyah thanks to the herculeon efforts of Martin V!!  Coming to a trail junction near you!

Hey, kids (and kids in all of us)! Look what's appearing at the Trails Center this winter...Gnome Homes are popping up in all kinds of places out on the trails. There are even gnomes "living" inside. You are welcome to explore our new woodland creatures' domiciles as you enjoy our top-rated trails! Tell us about your gnome sitings when you get back to the yurt. HAVE FUN!!
Welcome to the Rangeley Lakes Trails Center, nestled on the side of Saddleback Mountain with 55 km of mapped trails for XC skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, and mountain biking. We are the home of the Rangeley Lakes XC Ski Club, dedicated to providing an exceptional Nordic ski experience since 1995. Also the Snowshoe Destination of the East!
Get Directions To:
524 Saddleback Mtn Road
Rangeley Maine 04970