It's been a long cold winter in many ways here at my house, not all of them good. I've been ready for spring for weeks, but several outings in the last month had failed to turn up that sunny corn snow day. On the up side, all that cold weather means that there is still a TON of snow in the Maine mountains above 2,000'. At Saddleback coverage levels are at late February / early March levels. And today I finally got my full-on, cloudless, warm spring ski day with non-stop melting-sugar bumps, along with @Sweetski and another Saddleback regular. Modest happy crowd, beer on the deck in front of the lodge, all the good spring things and none of the bad ones. No jacket required means the EpicSki vest gets its day in the sun.