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. Softening up mid-day
New skiers will find this early day skiing challenging but you can start with snowshoes and switch to skis when the snow softens. That is always an option.
After grooming the snow will 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 again today. Snowshoeing will be good all day.
One concern we have. We notice that some folks are ducking the orange 'trail closed' ropes. A rope means this trail is closed for your safety. What may look perfectly wonderful at one end may hide something nasty around a corner. We do everything we can to open trails. We're not saving them for some other time so, if a trail is closed there is a very good reason. If you decide to slip a rope, someone else may see your tracks and follow. That's never a good thing. And if you are alone, no one is going to think of looking for you on a closed trail. Ducking ropes is a very good way of meeting a grumpy nordic operator. No matter where you ski or snowshoe - respect the ropes.