I am breaking from tradition, and will post a quick blog here on my day off. I feel it necessary as I have just had one the most fun mornings off skiing here at Saddleback. I have not had a powder day in a while so it was a real treat when I found up to six inches of fresh powder snow on the mountain this morning. My early morning report was 2 to 3 inches at 4:30 AM. However snow intensified and we ended with 6. We still have some flurries but it should clear tonight and be a bluebird day for tomorrow.

The upper mountain was closed today, so we skied mostly off of the T-bar. The snow had some real body to it and although only 6 inches deep, it skied as though it was much deeper. We were able to be the first tracks on Red Devil and that was dreamy! My last run was Lower Professor where the snow was deeper from wind drift and was a real pleasure to ski. Tomorrow we will have the upper lifts open and those trails have not been touched by any skier or rider. Those of you who get here first thing tomorrow morning will be able to make lots of first tracks. Happy skiing! 

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.

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