No day off this week, so I have time to throw in a quick Wednesday blog your way. Well, we missed another snow storm! I am beginning to take it personally. It would have been nice, but the ski conditions remain remarkably good here at Saddleback. We are now halfway through the President's vacation week and the snow is holding up very well. The nightly grooming efforts put the trails back into the same packed powder corduroy each morning. The base is not hard so the packed powder stays with us throughout the day. We do have mountain snow showers in the forecast into Saturday, we hope!

Business has been very strong this week and we are making lots of people happy. We have the mid-mountain Kennebago Station open everyday to the delight of the upper mountain skiers. We also opened a tent in front of the base lodge that we have named Le Creperie featuring a wide variety of gourmet Crepes along with some other hearty dishes. The Swig’n Smelt Pub is lively with après ski entertainment every afternoon all week long.

Thursday evening, you have the opportunity to join the Saddleback Ski Patrol and participate in our torchlight parade. The parade route is down the Grey Ghost from the top of the Cupsuptic T-bar. If you would like to participate, show up at the Ski Patrol office located on the lower level of the base lodge at 5:00 PM to sign up. The parade begins at 5:45 PM.  You must be able to ski at an intermediate level or better. 

 Saturday, we host another concert in our fireplace room. We will be entertained by singer Bruce Marshall at 8:00 PM. Tickets are only $10 and profits benefit the Rangeley Ski Scholarship Fund. We hope that you can join us for another fine evening.

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