We are now heading into what promises to be another fantastic weekend at Saddleback. We have been extremely fortunate to have had the weather pattern working well for weekends and the rotten stuff happening on Mondays & Tuesdays. With any luck, that will be the case through April 11th (closing date).

The forecast is for a cold clear night with temperatures falling into single numbers. Winds will be still and a gorgeous sunny day is on tap for Saturday with temperatures warming into the high 20’s and possibly low 30’s. Grooming will again be extensive throughout the night on most major trails. We will shoot to groom out 40 trails tonight. It will be a great cruising day Saturday. We did close a dozen or so glades and steeper ungroomed trails, as they became very hard & icy from the sudden drop in temperature after being so mild and damp. These trails & glades have a good base and will reopen as soon as we return to spring conditions and they soften up, possibly by tomorrow afternoon but more likely by Sunday. Sunday will have a sunny start and will become milder. We will see some high level cloudiness by late Sunday. Another storm is expected to develop Monday and we hope that it will remain in the form of snow!

Saturday we host our annual cardboard box race. This year’s theme is cartoon characters. It is more than a race as judges will choose the most creative cardboard vehicle. I have not seen this event before, but I am told that it is lots of fun to watch. The race starts at 1:00 PM. 

Saturday is also PEAK Day #2. We will hold a raffle for 3 PEAK passes for next year. Winners will still need to make the honor roll next fall, but they will have a free pass if they do. Immediately following the race, we will take a PEAK group photo in the terrain park as picture here from the February PEAK Day. Following the photo, we will pull the raffle winners. Survivor Bob Crowley will again be here all weekend and he will pull the winning names.

The last of our winter concert series will take place Saturday night at 8:00 PM. We will welcome one of the hottest country acts from Texas, The Derailers. Tickets are just $20 each and we still have seats & tables available. 

Sunday is Saddleback Fan Day. All members of our Saddleback Facebook Fan page are eligible to ski Sunday for only $29. To become a member click on the facebook icon at the bottom of our home page and join. Then print the first page of the fan page and bring it to the ticket office Sunday with $29 for a lift ticket for the day! The weather for Sunday looks great, so put Saddleback into your plans.

 If you would like to contact me, send your thoughts to cklefos@saddlebackmaine.com