|Lots of Snow and Great Views at Saddleback|
Skiing on the groomed trails was good. The surface held up and was quite carveable and fun. The natural trails and glades were a bit odd. It seemed they were not packed down enough so you ended up sinking in a few inches into very heavy snow making it quite difficult to turn. The only natural trail that acted 'springlike' that I found was Peachy's Peril. My guess is that it had enough traffic to pack it down, and I could ride on top of the snow just getting an edge in without breaking through. Perhaps better skiers than I could make more of it but I didn't see many people off groomed terrain today.
Light crowd and it was ski on the lifts all day. We booked a condo for the MLK weekend at Saddleback. Looks like the cold is coming back and not a whole lot of snow chances this week, so I will sharpen up the edges and make the best of it! We almost always have a good time skiing in Maine whatever the conditions.
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Alec interviewed and created a video about Maine's and Freeport's own Freeport Flag Ladies. Elaine, Carmen and JoAnn are truly inspirational American hero's and remind us how valuable our freedoms are.
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Thanks for your help! Here is a great picture Alec took looking up Tight Line.