The Mountain

Snow Report

Mountain Report


Updated, January 21th 8:23 AM


As the old New England saying goes, "if you’re looking for a change in the weather, just wait a minute." As the old Saddleback saying goes, that might be true, but we’re still going to do our darndest to give you the most honest assessment of the conditions and the relevant info you need to plan your visit. That’s why we are committed to providing the most up-to-date, accurate weather and snow reports possible. This is where to find them, along with all the other information you need to make the most of your Saddleback experience.

 

Turn to this page for snow conditions, weather updates, the trail report and more, posted daily at 7:00 a.m.

 

Weather

 

 

Today is going to be another cold one up at the mountain. Temperatures today will start out near 0° at the lodge and -3° at the summit. It is expected to warm up a touch; if we are lucky we should see temperatures in low teens this afternoon. Skies today will be cloudy and winds will be blowing at 15 to 30 mph, hopefully calming as the day progresses. It is entirely possible that wind may be a factor in mountain operations today, check the website and social media for updates! This cold weather is no laughing matter, be vigilant about keeping extremities warm and keep an eye out for frost nip on your buddies. If you are skiing or riding with little ones today be sure to check in with them often about how they are feeling. Although the cold of a Western Maine winter can seem unforgiving at times keep in mind that these frigid temperatures are essential for natural snowfall. Tonight we will likely see snow showers and hopefully an inch or two of accumulation by morning.

 

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

Summit

Top of the Rangeley Express Quad

Base

 

Mountain Update

 

Snow surfaces today are expected to be some of the best on the east coast. Overnight, our mountain ops team flawlessly groomed 18 of our 54 open trails. If groomers aren’t your cup of tea and you prefer something a bit steeper and or bumpier I would suggest Golden Smelt. I’ve had my eyes on the Thrombosis Glades as well; maybe I’ll see you out there later today. Snowmaking is well underway on Tight Line and Dusty Miller! We urge you to brave the cold and come find your happy place. Whether that’s carving the corduroy or bumping down a zipper line; we’ve got something for everyone here at Saddleback!  

 

Tip of the Day

 

Have you ever wanted to learn to Telemark ski? This is your chance! Saddleback is hosting Tele Invasion tomorrow! We are super excited to welcome the Fey brothers - founders of TELEMARKDOWN, which has one of the largest Tele Demo fleets in the world. They are bringing their fleet for a visit to Saddleback and are letting you demo for free! Two demo sessions will run, the first from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. and the second from 12:30 to 2 p.m. There is no need to sign up ahead of time, just show up ready to shred! 

 

On top of all this Tele Invasion excitement, tomorrow is also our first Fat Tire Friday! Come celebrate the end of the workweek with us at Saddleback!   

 

Happy Trails! 

~Ally 

 

Snow Showers
High
15 °F
Low
9 °F
Wind
w mph
Created with Lunacy
24 HR SNOW
0"
48 HR SNOW
0"
TOTAL SNOW
84"

Trails Open

55/68

Trails Open Percentage

81%

Lifts Open

3/3
Primary Surface
Packed Powder
Secondary Surface
Variable Conditions

Base Depth Min

12"

Base Depth Max

24"

3-Day Forecast

Today
Snow Showers
High 15 °F Low 9 °F
Tomorrow
A Few Clouds
High 23 °F Low 7 °F
Day Three
High °F Low °F
Lifts Status Type
Kennebago Quad Open Icon Lift Icon Quad
Rangeley Detachable Quad Open Icon Lift Icon Quad
South Branch Quad Hold 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 Open Icon
Difficulty Icon Beginner Squirrel's Tail Open Icon
Difficulty Icon Beginner Gnat Open Icon Groomed Icon
Difficulty Icon Beginner Montreal Open Icon Groomed Icon
Difficulty Icon Beginner Candlestick Maker Open Icon
Difficulty Icon Beginner Dusty Miller Open Icon
Difficulty Icon Beginner Little Inky Boy Open Icon
Difficulty Icon Beginner Jitterbug Open Icon
Difficulty Icon Beginner Lower Grey Ghost Open Icon Groomed Icon
Difficulty Icon Beginner Gee Whiz Open Icon Groomed 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
Difficulty Icon Beginner Hummer Open Icon
Difficulty Icon Beginner Mrs. Duley Open Icon
Difficulty Icon Beginner Rooster's Regret Closed 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
Difficulty Icon Beginner Wheeler Slope Terrain Park Open Icon Groomed 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 Open 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
Difficulty Icon Intermediate Upper Grey Ghost Open Icon Groomed Icon
Difficulty Icon Intermediate Doodlebug Open Icon
Difficulty Icon Intermediate Upper Green Hornet Open 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 Open Icon
Difficulty Icon Intermediate Parmachene Belle Open Icon
Difficulty Icon Intermediate The Pass Open Icon Groomed Icon
Difficulty Icon Intermediate Bea Wee Pass Closed Icon
Difficulty Icon Intermediate T-Bar Line Open 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 Closed Icon
Difficulty Icon Advanced Supervisor Open Icon
Difficulty Icon Advanced Dazzler Closed 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 Closed Icon
Difficulty Icon Advanced Frostbite Closed 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 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 Open Icon
Difficulty Icon Advanced Difficulty Icon Advanced Dark Wizard 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
Wheeler Slope Terrain Park Open Icon Groomed Icon
Closed Icon
closed
Open Icon
open
Hold Icon
on hold
late open
Groomed Icon
Groomed
Snow Making
Race
Glade

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