Mountain Report

Snow & Weather Report


Updated, February 05 2:49 PM


See what's happening on the mountain, how the snow is falling, how the trails are faring and what you can expect for your upcoming ski and ride days. Subscribe to our newsletter to get snow conditions delivered right to your inbox and follow us on Twitter for real-time mountain updates @saddlebackmaine. To reach Ski Patrol 207-864-5671 Ex. 214.

 

Daily Mountain Update

Check the Most Recent Trail Conditions 


Update-2:44 Parts of Woolly Bugger was drifted so deeply that Molly got stuck....TWICE!  

Update 02:33- Intimidator might be the glade of the day. Casablanca is a touch windblow in spots, but firm and edgeable. There are some fun wind drifts if you look around for them. 

Update 09:49- Molly Chunkamunk is on hold    .

Get ready for an excellent week of conditions.  Temps have risen 51° in the past 48 hours, so it is safe to say that we have broken through to the other side of the cold front.  Balmy temps return with daytime highs through Sunday ranging from 22-37.

 

The alternating fronts causing the swing in temperatures will bring snow.  We are excitedly keeping an eye on next weekend since reports of snow are developing for Thursday-Saturday.

 

Even though we had no fresh snow through the weekend, the past two days of deep freeze and wind should dry out and redistribute the pow. I’m expecting yummy conditions.  Our best powder hounds are on the scent running down nice pow pockets tucked about the mountain, especially in the trees.  I will report back with their findings later this morning.

 

The Wheeler Slope Terrain Park and Tight Line are ungroomed today.  You long-timers should get out there and relive the old Saddleback Bronco Buster challenge.  Some of us noobs ran ungroomed Tight Line laps earlier in the season, and let me tell you, that trail has a whole different character ungroomed. Lots of fun.

 

In honor of this deep freeze, we’re FREEZING walk-up ticket prices at $84.

 

Tips of the Day   

 

We had a full moon overnight, the Snow Moon, meaning we are officially on the downhill side of winter.   If you haven’t visited the Tune Shop, then now is the time for a mid-season adjustment.  Peirson and Jake will sharpen those edges and slather on a slick coat of wax for you.  Be alert. The countdown to the last-last-chair is ticking, so if you haven’t been up yet you best get out sooner rather than later.

 

Upcoming Events


Registration for the King of the Mountain Snowmobile Hill Climb is now open! A few classes have already sold out. Over the next holiday week, we will be celebrating February Festival. Mark your calendar for the fun on Friday, February 24! There will be a Torchlight Parade, fireworks, bonfires and kid's activities at the base area, music by Maine's 12/OC band and more surprises. We couldn't pull this event off without our friends at Skowhegan Savings Bank.

 

To view the full list of upcoming events, head over to our Events Page.

 

“On this Mountain…I've found my people and I've found my home; the place where my soul belongs …”- Pixie and the Partygrass Boys

-Clover

 

Weather Stations

 

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

 

Summit

Top of the Rangeley Express Quad

Base

 

NEW! Mountain Web Cams

Mostly Cloudy and Breezy
High
29 °F
Low
21 °F
Wind
w 0 mph
Created with Lunacy
24 HR SNOW
0"
48 HR SNOW
0"
TOTAL SNOW
91.73"

Trails Open

67/68

Trails Open Percentage

99%

Lifts Open

5/6
Primary Surface
Packed Powder
Secondary Surface
Variable Conditions

Base Depth Min

30"

Base Depth Max

50"

3-Day Forecast

Today
Mostly Cloudy and Breezy
High 29 °F Low 21 °F
Tomorrow
Partly Cloudy and Blustery then Mostly Clear
High 22 °F Low 4 °F
Day Three
Snow Likely and Breezy
High 27 °F Low 16 °F
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Kennebago Quad Open Icon Lift Icon Quad
Rangeley Detachable Quad Open Icon Lift Icon Quad
South Branch Quad Open Icon Lift Icon Quad
Sandy Quad Open Icon Lift Icon Quad
Cupsuptic T-Bar Open Icon
Molly Chunkamunk Hold Icon
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carpet
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Difficulty Icon Beginner Squirrel's Tail Open Icon Groomed Icon
Difficulty Icon Beginner Gnat Open Icon Groomed Icon
Difficulty Icon Beginner Montreal Open Icon Groomed Icon
Difficulty Icon Beginner Candlestick Maker Open Icon Groomed Icon
Difficulty Icon Beginner Dusty Miller Open Icon Groomed Icon
Difficulty Icon Beginner Little Inky Boy Open Icon Groomed Icon
Difficulty Icon Beginner Jitterbug Open Icon Groomed 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 Open Icon Groomed Icon
Difficulty Icon Beginner Rock Pond Trail Open Icon Groomed Icon
Difficulty Icon Beginner Hummer Open Icon Groomed Icon
Difficulty Icon Beginner Mrs. Duley Open Icon
Difficulty Icon Beginner Rooster's Regret Open Icon Groomed Icon
Difficulty Icon Beginner Royal Tiger Open Icon Groomed Icon
Difficulty Icon Beginner Smelt Streamer Open Icon Groomed Icon
Difficulty Icon Beginner Happy Garrison Glade Open Icon
Difficulty Icon Beginner Hornberg Open Icon Groomed Icon
Difficulty Icon Beginner Wheeler Slope Terrain Park Open Icon Groomed Icon
Difficulty Icon Beginner Morning Glory Open Icon Groomed Icon
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Snow Making
Race
Glade
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Difficulty Icon Intermediate America Open Icon
Difficulty Icon Intermediate Lower Tight Line Open Icon Groomed Icon
Difficulty Icon Intermediate Tri Color Open Icon Groomed Icon
Difficulty Icon Intermediate Lower Royal Coachman Open Icon Groomed Icon
Difficulty Icon Intermediate Lower Professor Open Icon
Difficulty Icon Intermediate Lower Peachy's Peril Open Icon
Difficulty Icon Intermediate Red Devil Open Icon Groomed 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 Groomed Icon
Difficulty Icon Intermediate Upper Grey Ghost Open Icon Groomed Icon
Difficulty Icon Intermediate Doodlebug Open Icon
Difficulty Icon Intermediate Upper Green Hornet Open Icon Groomed 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 Groomed Icon
Difficulty Icon Intermediate Mickey Finn Open Icon Groomed Icon
Difficulty Icon Intermediate Lower Jane Craig Open Icon
Difficulty Icon Intermediate Parmachene Belle Open Icon
Difficulty Icon Intermediate The Pass Open Icon Groomed Icon
Difficulty Icon Intermediate Bea Wee Pass Open Icon Groomed Icon
Difficulty Icon Intermediate T-Bar Line Open Icon Groomed Icon
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Groomed
Snow Making
Race
Glade
Difficulty Icon Advanced Most Difficult Trails Status Details
Difficulty Icon Advanced Nymph Open Icon
Difficulty Icon Advanced Warden's Worry Open Icon
Difficulty Icon Advanced Tight Line Open Icon Groomed Icon
Difficulty Icon Advanced Supervisor Open Icon
Difficulty Icon Advanced Fire Fly Open Icon
Difficulty Icon Advanced Upper Royal Coachman Open Icon Groomed Icon
Difficulty Icon Advanced Upper Professor Open Icon
Difficulty Icon Advanced Upper Peachy's Peril Open Icon
Difficulty Icon Advanced Golden Smelt Open Icon
Difficulty Icon Advanced Colonel Bates Open Icon
Difficulty Icon Advanced Upper Jane Craig Open Icon
Difficulty Icon Advanced Black Beauty Open Icon
Difficulty Icon Advanced Frostbite Open Icon
Difficulty Icon Advanced Family Secret Open Icon
Difficulty Icon Advanced NW Pass Open Icon
Difficulty Icon Advanced Woolly Bugger Open 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 Open 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 Open Icon
Difficulty Icon Advanced Difficulty Icon Advanced Governor Open Icon
Difficulty Icon Advanced Difficulty Icon Advanced Dark Wizard Open Icon
Difficulty Icon Advanced Difficulty Icon Advanced Dazzler Open Icon
Closed Icon
closed
Open Icon
open
Hold Icon
on hold
late open
Groomed Icon
Groomed
Snow Making
Race
Glade
Terrain Park Status Details
Gee Whiz Terrain Park Closed Icon

Wheeler Slope Terrain Park Open Icon Groomed Icon

Features: 3 jumps - 20/30/40 footers, flat down box, 30-foot down tube, long flat box, flat tube, down flat down, down bar, up bar, oil tank stall, elbow tube, oil tank shooter, twin table tops

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Snow Making
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