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A Weekend Not To Miss!

I hate to keep harping on the same subject for the past three blogs, but really, you have to do whatever it takes to get to Saddleback this weekend! Today was the first day that we have seen blue sky and sunshine in 8 days and the Saddleback sights are spectacular. The "snow Ghosts" AKA conifers heavily encrusted with snow glistening from the bright sunshine is a spectacular sight to behold and alone makes the trip here worthwhile. The photo on this blog was shot this morning and will give you a great idea as to the beauty of Saddleback today. The forecast for tomorrow is identical and all those snow ghosts will be here to greet you at the summit.

Now let's talk about the… Read More >>

A Day to Remember & A Weekend to Look Forward to!

I have just finished catching up on things that piled up yesterday during my day off. Now I can tell you about my wonderful ski day that I experienced.

I met up with an old high school classmate of mine and his son. My wife Lisa and I were going to give them the full tour of Saddleback. It was snowing lightly throughout the day, no wind and we had received 6 inches of snow overnight. Most of the snow had come after grooming so there was about 4 inches of fluff over groomed surfaces. Do I need to say how nice it was?

WOW! The first run down Grey Ghost was incredible! In fact, the second run which was down Royal Coachman was amazing too. My high school buddy failed to… Read More >>

Hooray For Hero Snow!

As I write this blog, I am looking out my office window at the beautiful snow falling from the sky. There is not a breath of wind, so the snow is falling straight down. We have picked up a good 3 inches so far this afternoon. We expect snow throughout the night and will likely pick up a few more inches before we open the lifts at 9 tomorrow. Today's skiers had a real treat! Conditions are about as good as they can get. Three inches of powder over a soft & smooth corduroy base is hard to beat. Definitely hero snow! 

The long range forecast has this week setting up to be picture perfect. We have light snow & flurries Wednesday night and early Thursday, then clearing… Read More >>

Grey Ghost, A Big Hit Among Racers

It is always rewarding to see positive results when making changes to our mountain. Today, we hosted our first MARA Giant Slalom race on our newly widened Grey Ghost trail. This past summer, we widened the trail considerably in order to get an FIS trail rating. In case you don't know, FIS is the International Ski Federation (translated to English), who governs ski racing around the world, now in their 50th year. We received our FIS rating and today was the first event on that trail.

The race went off without a hitch! Today's racers were 13 and 14 year olds. Between the first and second runs, I heard many very positive comments from the kids about the course and the trail. Grey… Read More >>

Commander Cody Rocks the Base Lodge

Last night we had a very special treat for vacationers at Saddleback, Commander Cody was in the house! One's first impression of him was that he appeared his age and looked tired. However, as soon as he hit the keyboard, the place rocked! It was one impressive show as he performed 'Hot Rod Lincoln' and other great classics from 8 until 10:30 PM. Our Director of Hospitality, JoAnne Taylor was seen dancing up a storm with Ski School Director, Mark Robie. Yes, there was a dance floor, although some choose to dance on the hearth!

Last night's concert was the second concert of our winter concert series. We have five more to come. On February 13th we have Jonathan Edwards performing… Read More >>

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