Holy Muleskinner!! I'll be darned...I just made my first ever trip to Saddleback this week and skied it Friday & Saturday (Pow Day)!! Thurs. was at Sugarloaf. We stayed in a gorgeous cabin at Rangeley Lake Resort and the entire way home, yesterday, all we did was talk about how Saddleback is our new favorite resort in the east (and I've skied most of them).
I had been wanting to get up there for years and could not have picked a better day. Saturday was awesome! What a great hill for "better" skiers. It reminded me of a much bigger mad River with better grooming and a very nice lodge (although I've never seen so many people hunkered down inside all day - what the hell is up with that? On a pow day, no less). But it left uncrowded slopes for us and I absolutely loved the terrain. great steeps, classic narrow winding bump runs, killer glades!
Maybe I should shut the hell up? You tell me...but, Saddleback rocks. We were actually half way to Sugarloaf Sat. morning and I had a bad feeling about lifts on wind hold, so I dictated a U-turn for Saddleback and it was a great call. Although windy as hell at the top, the lifts ran smoothly all day.
I only took a few pics which I uploaded to Facebook. I'll try to post a few here later. Go Saddleback!!!!!