After high winds, rain, and a drastic drop in temperatures, the skiing is quite good: a little speedy, but not icy. How does that happen? How do trails go from slushy and branch covered one day, to good skiing the next? This transition involved no less than 26 volunteer hours to pull off, and involved:
- Snowshoeing 11 Km of trail, raking and picking sticks off of trails,
- Cutting boughs and shovelling snow into bare/wet spots,
- Many, many passes by groomers to grind up and flatten out the frozen crust,
- Late night grooming to further smooth chunky snow.
Say a little Thank You when you ski this weekend. Raise a glass to the members that have decided good skiing is worth their time. Stop and pick up the sticks that they didn’t have time to clear, or couldn’t see in the pre-dawn darkness. Most importantly, have a great ski!