The Mountain

Snow Report

Mountain Report


Updated, April 17 8:17 AM


**Today, Saturday April 17th, is the final day of lift serviced operations at Saddleback**

 

Springtime is back at your favorite mountain; we know you missed it!  You've probably been caught once or twice daydreaming about sunny skies, our famous corn snow, and perhaps, a beverage on the deck.  Being located in the Western Maine Mountains, locals know what two things spring at Saddleback represents: deep snow and ever-changing weather, to tell the truth.  At this time of the year, conditions can be all over the place, from deep pow one day to 50 degrees and sunny the next. The one thing that is consistent, is quality across the hill. Thanks to Mother Nature working in partnership with our dedicated Mountain Operations Team, Saddleback conditions refuse to disappoint. 

 

Turn to this page for the morning report, posted no later than 7 a.m., for the local skinny on conditions and events going on at the mountain.  With a deep base and longer, sunnier days waiting, make the daily report a part of your regular routine.  Without you, we are just another mountain and the truth is, we’re not just another mountain.  

 

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Weather

The icing on the cake, snow on the final day of the season and this wasn’t just a dusting, 4-5” of snow fell in the last 24 hours leaving the mountain covered in a blanket of fresh.  Remember it is still April 17th and while this snow may cover some natural obstacles, it certainly has not buried them; ski with caution and remember that just yesterday, there were more than a couple rocks poking out around the mountain. Temperatures will hover just below the freezing mark while light snow will taper off throughout the day.  Some cascading flakes as the last turns of the season are made are about all we could ask for.  Winds will be heading South but not at speeds that should effect lift operations.    

 

**The South Branch chair is closed for the year, open terrain is recommended for intermediate to expert skiers only**

 

Click below to see live weather feeds from our on-mountain weather stations.

Summit

Top of the Rangeley Express Quad

Base

 

Mountain Update

The mountain has been covered in a very familiar white blanket; she got dressed up for closing day.  Despite the new snow overnight, keep in mind that unmarked obstacles may exist especially in trails that saw significant melting over the last couple weeks.  This does not mean that there won’t be some pretty incredible turns to be made today, this new snow should make for fun slashes, soft bumps, and excellent cruisers.  Thank you for being part of this season with us, enjoy the snow, we will all be daydreaming about laps on the Rangeley till next season, give your brain some more content to work with.  

 

Tip of the Day

 

Tom Ball Band will be sending out the season with tunes playing from 1-4pm at the mountain!

 

Season passes are on sale for next year, wrap up this season on the slopes and lock in next winter's powder days at the best rates of the year.  Most important, smile, it was an excellent season, and having our skiing and riding friends back on the mountain couldn’t have felt better.  Saddleback is back, and Saddleback is here to stay.  From all of us here at the mountain, thank you for a wonderful season and if we don’t see you today or didn’t see you this winter, we know we will see you next year.  

 

Enjoy closing day, and until next time, cheers!

Nate

Light Snow
High
35 °F
Low
28 °F
Wind
w mph
Created with Lunacy
24 HR SNOW
5"
48 HR SNOW
5"
TOTAL SNOW
144"

Trails Open

22/68

Trails Open Percentage

32%

Lifts Open

2/3
Primary Surface
Spring Conditions
Secondary Surface
Packed Powder

Base Depth Min

10"

Base Depth Max

26"

3-Day Forecast

Today
Light Snow
High 35 °F Low 28 °F
Tomorrow
Mostly Sunny
High 40 °F Low 29 °F
Day Three
Mostly Sunny
High 46 °F Low 32 °F
Lifts Status Type
Kennebago Quad Open Icon Lift Icon Quad
Rangeley Detachable Quad Open Icon Lift Icon Quad
South Branch Quad Closed Icon Lift Icon Quad
Closed Icon
closed
Open Icon
open
Hold Icon
on hold
late open
Lift Icon Quad
quad
Difficulty Icon Beginner Easier Trails Status Details
Difficulty Icon Beginner Lower Green Hornet Closed Icon
Difficulty Icon Beginner Squirrel's Tail Closed Icon
Difficulty Icon Beginner Gnat Closed Icon
Difficulty Icon Beginner Montreal Closed Icon
Difficulty Icon Beginner Candlestick Maker Closed Icon
Difficulty Icon Beginner Dusty Miller Closed Icon
Difficulty Icon Beginner Little Inky Boy Closed Icon
Difficulty Icon Beginner Jitterbug Closed Icon
Difficulty Icon Beginner Lower Grey Ghost Open Icon Groomed Icon
Difficulty Icon Beginner Gee Whiz Terrain Park Closed Icon
Difficulty Icon Beginner Upper Hudson Highway Open Icon Groomed Icon
Difficulty Icon Beginner Lower Hudson Highway Closed Icon
Difficulty Icon Beginner Rock Pond Trail Closed Icon
Difficulty Icon Beginner Hummer Closed Icon
Difficulty Icon Beginner Mrs. Duley Closed Icon
Difficulty Icon Beginner Rooster's Regret Closed Icon
Difficulty Icon Beginner Royal Tiger Closed Icon
Difficulty Icon Beginner Smelt Streamer Closed Icon
Difficulty Icon Beginner Happy Garrison Glade Closed Icon
Difficulty Icon Beginner Hornberg Closed Icon
Difficulty Icon Beginner Wheeler Slope Terrain Park Open Icon
Difficulty Icon Beginner Morning Glory Closed Icon
Closed Icon
closed
Open Icon
open
Hold Icon
on hold
late open
Groomed Icon
Groomed
Snow Making
Race
Glade
Difficulty Icon Intermediate More Difficult Trails Status Details
Difficulty Icon Intermediate America Closed Icon
Difficulty Icon Intermediate Lower Tight Line Closed Icon
Difficulty Icon Intermediate Tri Color Open Icon Groomed Icon
Difficulty Icon Intermediate Lower Royal Coachman Open Icon
Difficulty Icon Intermediate Lower Professor Open Icon
Difficulty Icon Intermediate Lower Peachy's Peril Closed Icon
Difficulty Icon Intermediate Red Devil Open Icon
Difficulty Icon Intermediate Blue Devil Open Icon Groomed Icon
Difficulty Icon Intermediate Silver Doctor Open Icon Groomed Icon
Difficulty Icon Intermediate Sneaky Pete Open Icon
Difficulty Icon Intermediate Upper Grey Ghost Open Icon Groomed Icon
Difficulty Icon Intermediate Doodlebug Open Icon
Difficulty Icon Intermediate Upper Green Hornet Closed Icon
Difficulty Icon Intermediate Upper Green Weaver Open Icon Groomed Icon
Difficulty Icon Intermediate Lower Green Weaver Open Icon Groomed Icon
Difficulty Icon Intermediate Muddler Open Icon
Difficulty Icon Intermediate Mickey Finn Closed Icon
Difficulty Icon Intermediate Lower Jane Craig Closed Icon
Difficulty Icon Intermediate Parmachene Belle Closed Icon
Difficulty Icon Intermediate The Pass Open Icon
Difficulty Icon Intermediate Bea Wee Pass Closed Icon
Difficulty Icon Intermediate T-Bar Line Closed Icon
Closed Icon
closed
Open Icon
open
Hold Icon
on hold
late open
Groomed Icon
Groomed
Snow Making
Race
Glade
Difficulty Icon Advanced Most Difficult Trails Status Details
Difficulty Icon Advanced Nymph Closed Icon
Difficulty Icon Advanced Warden's Worry Closed Icon
Difficulty Icon Advanced Tight Line Open Icon
Difficulty Icon Advanced Supervisor Closed Icon
Difficulty Icon Advanced Dazzler Closed Icon
Difficulty Icon Advanced Fire Fly Closed Icon
Difficulty Icon Advanced Upper Royal Coachman Open Icon
Difficulty Icon Advanced Upper Professor Closed Icon
Difficulty Icon Advanced Upper Peachy's Peril Closed Icon
Difficulty Icon Advanced Golden Smelt Open Icon
Difficulty Icon Advanced Colonel Bates Closed Icon
Difficulty Icon Advanced Upper Jane Craig Closed Icon
Difficulty Icon Advanced Black Beauty Closed Icon
Difficulty Icon Advanced Frostbite Closed Icon
Difficulty Icon Advanced Family Secret Closed Icon
Difficulty Icon Advanced NW Pass Closed Icon
Difficulty Icon Advanced Woolly Bugger Closed Icon
Closed Icon
closed
Open Icon
open
Hold Icon
on hold
late open
Groomed Icon
Groomed
Snow Making
Race
Glade
Difficulty Icon Advanced Difficulty Icon Advanced Extremely Difficult Trails Status Details
Difficulty Icon Advanced Difficulty Icon Advanced Casablanca Closed Icon
Difficulty Icon Advanced Difficulty Icon Advanced Thrombosis Open Icon
Difficulty Icon Advanced Difficulty Icon Advanced Nightmare Glades Open Icon
Difficulty Icon Advanced Difficulty Icon Advanced Intimidator Open Icon
Difficulty Icon Advanced Difficulty Icon Advanced Muleskinner Closed Icon
Difficulty Icon Advanced Difficulty Icon Advanced Governor Closed Icon
Difficulty Icon Advanced Difficulty Icon Advanced Dark Wizard Closed Icon
Closed Icon
closed
Open Icon
open
Hold Icon
on hold
late open
Groomed Icon
Groomed
Snow Making
Race
Glade
Terrain Park Status Details
Wheeler Slope Terrain Park Open Icon
Closed Icon
closed
Open Icon
open
Hold Icon
on hold
late open
Groomed Icon
Groomed
Snow Making
Race
Glade

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