Jim Quimby, general manager of Saddleback Mountain ski area in Rangeley, was recently inducted into the Maine Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame.

RANGELEY — Jim Quimby, general manager of Saddleback Mountain, was inducted into the Maine Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame at a ceremony Nov. 5 at the Sugarloaf base lodge in Carrabassett Valley.

The Maine Ski & Snowboard Museum Hall of Fame was established to recognize and celebrate individuals who bring dedication and distinction to Maine’s skiing and snowboarding industry.

Quimby is one of seven inductees to the 2022 class. Other inductees include Scott Broomhall, Robert “Bud” Fisher, Meredith Elcome, Roxanne Nash-Marc, Peter Howard and Russell Currier.

Quimby has been a fixture at Saddleback since he began skiing at the mountain as a child in the mid-1960s. He left Saddleback and the Rangeley region to serve with the Air Force before returning in 1998. Since his return, he has held various roles at Saddleback, primarily focusing on mountain operations.

He was a caretaker of the property, facilities and equipment while Saddleback was closed. After the mountain was purchased and reopened in 2020, Quimby was promoted to senior vice president of mountain operations and was an influential part of Saddleback’s rebirth and revitalization. In June 2022, he was promoted to general manager.

“Ultimately, my primary focus and responsibility are to the staff at Saddleback and to our local communities,” he said. “Saddleback is more than a business to us. The mountain, the community, and the guests are all part of our family.”

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