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Two passes on the 10k, plus a pass on the 5k, hawk and Bear tonight with the gator and Ginzu. Surface looked decent. Corduroy over hard pack. Granular snow, fast skiing. Finished about midnight. Thin on Hawk, some dirt patches showing, ski with caution there.
Agreed: Conditions are like mid-March in a mediocre year. Next week looks promising, but we'll see.
Conditions are hard core spring freeze thaw. The PB was able to put a little skiable surface on the side of the track, but lots of frozen ruts and expanses of ice. Much of it should ski ok once it softens up. Some bald spots and rocks starting to show up on the south facing sections. Ski with caution and hope for more snow.
Snowcat grooomed a very light cut over the main trail system. Did not reset classic although the remaining classic track is still skiable. Did not groom Larch, Mtn View or Roller.
Grooming skate lane this morning
The base survived pretty well, the snow firmed up nicely last night and the wet layer underneath the surface is now solid. Groomed the 3, 5, 10, Hawk, Bear and the Adventure trail this morning with the Gator UTV and a Ginzu. Skate lanes turned out very well. On the plus side about 3/4 of an inch of nice big fluffy snowflakes fell while the trails were being groomed. Done by 6:15 am.
4 am, weather station says it's 28 F. Going up to see if we can do anything and how wet underneath the crust it is.