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Saddleback Dec 27, 2013

salsgang

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Date(s) Skied: December 27, 2013


Resort or Ski Area: Saddleback Maine


Conditions: Mostly Packed Powder - Some Ice Natural Trails


Trip Report: Saddleback skied well today. Three main ways down from the Rangeley, Ghost, Coachman and Weaver. All skied nice. Natural trails were a bit of 'dust on crust' but what the hey. A bit of wait at the Rangeley but not outrageous. They are making snow on Tri-Color and Tight Line so the assault is on to the the Quad turning for the holiday week crowds.


More details and pics at my blog including OLD MAN VIDEO CAM.

http://www.maineskifamily.com/2013/12/first-day-of-2013-14-season-at.html
 

Edd

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I think I've skied Saddleback only half a dozen times but the conditions have been good every time. The base elevation plays a part, I assume.

Salsgang, what skis are you on in that video?
 

salsgang

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Hi Edd - I ski the Rossi Phantom 87's 178cm. I think this is my 4th season with them now. I have been very happy with the ski. Its kind of a jack of all trades ski. Good at everything but probably doesn't excel at any one thing.

Interestingly, I have never paid attention to my boots until this season. I was skiing a pair of Head boots but they were at least two sizes two big. Nice and warm but... I picked up some atomic hawx 90 boots that are actually sized correctly and what a difference! Feels like I have a new pair of skis on. My skis are much more responsive now that I actually have correct fitting boots.
 
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