I am certainly glad that today is a Monday and not a weekend day! We have been very lucky to get this bad weather out of the way during the early mid-week days. Early this morning, we receive about 4 inches of wet snow before changing over to rain. We have steady rain currently and we have another low pressure which will bring another slug of rain in here tomorrow. It was a very easy decision not to be open today and tomorrow, as it would be miserable on a chairlift. I am sure no one would have shown up to ski anyway. We will take a wait and see approach to Wednesday’s operation.

The forecast calls for sun to return Thursday and it looks to be a very warm sunny weekend. We will have a lot of fun at Saddleback Saturday with our annual pond skimming contest. Any one may attempt the pond, but be prepared to get wet! I prefer to be a spectator during that event.

Sunday is Easter and we will have an Easter Service at the top of the Rangeley Double next to the warming hut at 9:30 AM. There will be an Easter egg hunt for the kids under 11 years old on the lower ski trails. There will be a golden egg that will fetch the finder a free season pass for next winter! An Easter costume parade will take place inside the base lodge led by the Easter Bunny. Costume judging will be done at the end of the parade.

Sunday is also Maine Day. All Maine residents will be able to ski for just $35 with proof of residency. It will be a very fun weekend and I hope that you will be able to join us.

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