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It May Seem Like Spring Where You Are, But Not at Saddleback!

It may seem like spring where you are, but it certainly does not feel like it today here at Saddleback. Snow started to fall this morning around 10:00 and it looks as though we will have snowy weather through at least Tuesday and possibly Wednesday. We may get enough accumulation that we could consider calling Tuesday or Wednesday a powder day! We shall see about that when the time comes. The weather forecasts are so negative and all the weather experts do is to talk about rain. Very few of the weathermen mention the elevation factor in their forecasts. The fact that our base is at 2500 feet and the summit is 4120 feet does make a huge difference in what falls from the sky. What is… Read More >>

A Fun & Festive weekend at Saddleback!

Welcome to the first official day of spring! It sure felt like spring too - lots of sun and very warm temperatures and spring-like conditions. We had a race on Grey Ghost and the Telemark Invasion event. There were BBQ’s on the deck and at the Yurt. Saddleback was very festive today, to say the least. We still have our après ski entertainment followed by a concert tonight. If you are in the area, the band Pogey is performing. Tickets are only $20 each and you can buy them at the door. This fabulous Irish rock band is very entertaining.

But don’t get to use to this weather - it's about to change. Late tomorrow we have a cold front moving in to the… Read More >>

A Spring Skiing Smorgasbord at Saddleback This Weekend!

Spring skiing can be very engaging as we get to experience a wide diversity of skiing surfaces. Generally we start the day on groomed granular and end with variable surfaces. Each surface has its own challenge and we skiers need to be able to adapt to each condition. I have always been amused that we refer to many of these surfaces as food, or as I have always joked, that all of the major food groups are represented during spring skiing.  Packed powder can change to butter or cream cheese, there is sugar snow, we have mashed potato when things get very warm and once in awhile the dreaded death cookies. My absolute favorite food group in the spring is corn snow. To get good corn, you… Read More >>

Plenty of Snow & Great Spring Skiing at Saddleback!

The calendar may not have us as officially spring, but the weather and skiing is defiantly spring! We totally missed the last rain event that the southern and coastal Maine areas experienced. Lisa and I skied almost all day yesterday and I got a good look at the mountain. The snowpack is deep and even the natural snow trails have very good cover. If you like moguls, you can find them all over the place. For steep bumps, check out Wardens Worry, Frostbite, Back Beauty and the top of Golden Smelt. If you want to experience not so steep bumps, try Parmachenee Belle or the machine made bumps on Tight Line. Nightly grooming operations are keeping most major cruising trails smooth and soft. The… Read More >>

Another Great Stretch of Spring Skiing Lies Ahead All This Week at Saddleback!

I had the good fortune today to be obligated to tour a writer and his wife around the mountain on skis. I can think of a lot of worse things to do at work, especially on a day like today with wall to wall sunshine, no wind and amazing temperatures in the 40’s. We started with Red Devil and just worked our way across the mountain until we got to Tight Line. Then we finished with a delightful run down America and finished where we started with Red Devil.  Monday night’s temperatures dropped enough that the snow had firmed up overnight but all of the groomed trails skied very well with a fine groomed granular surface. Despite the mild temperatures and the bright sunshine… Read More >>

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