Today's snow is going to be very different than it has been for the past few days. We are back to post-melting, mid-winter conditions. (That's a handful of hyphenated words.)
What does that mean? It means everything froze up last night, all that loose mushy snow is now harder so it's taking a few extra passes for the groomer to loosen it up. Malcolm reports he's getting a good loose frozen granular snow, but it is going to be much faster today than it has been. For some folks, that's a good thing.
Bottom line? Experienced skiers will be fine, but anyone new to skiing; today is going to be challenging. We will be recommending snowshoeing to anyone who is tentative about skiing. If you rent, you can start on snowshoes and switch over to skis later if as the temperature warms up, the snow softens up. Skate skiing this morning will be pretty good, you should get a lot of glide on this snow.
20km open for skiing
22 km open for snowshoeing and fat biking
Loose frozen granular conditions
On the other hand, fat bikes LOVE these conditions. Bikes are welcome to come and ride all the trails, including the trails out around the Beaver Pond, they will probably not be open for skiing today.