15km open for skiing
19km open for snowshoeing (both the red and yellow snowshoe trails are open again)
Loose frozen granular, softening in the sun, fast in the shade.
Not the best skiing if you are just learning, snowshoeing might be more fun for new folks.
It is a very cold morning here which means things have frozen up a bit. Malcolm is out grooming but I have not heard from him yet. He always gets the inner trails groomed first, so that's where he is right now. He will keep working on them until he's satisfied they are as good as he can make them. The snow is going to be a nice loose frozen granular. As the sun hits it, it will soften up but until then it will be fast. Generally speaking, the better skiing will be late morning to early afternoon. Snowshoeing will be good all day.
The picture is one he took yesterday afternoon while doing a late day grooming run. This is the view from the top of the hill on Loki's. The ski trail is just on the other side of the first hill, it goes down through a break in the small trees, across an ancient stone bridge and then across the field. Look at the mountain in the background. The higher elevations are still covered in heavy frost. It's so beautiful against the blue ski. This is what the outdoors in winter is all about.