We had a great day of skiing today, fresh tracks and skate lanes at 9 AM….. the base is about 8 inches….honest average inches. There are 3 thin spots on 75 km but no bare spots. We had 5 groomers out again early AM power-tilling and setting tracks on 68 km of trails. With the freeze thaw cycles it is labor and equipment intensive (and expensive) to groom for 9 AM skiing, We have been doing that for the last several months. We will be grooming, of course, next week…but for the last week of our ski season.. it is going to be based on timing. For classic skiers you will have solid tracks but if you show up at 9 AM at 28 degrees the tracks will be well formed but fast and icy…maybe you want to wait for the temps and sun to soften them or ski the flat trails here. Skaters will have hard and groomed FFF conditions (Fun Fast and Forgiving) but you will have some trails softened with the Pisten Bully in the morning and then some that were groomed the night before that are hard and fast and smooth …they will soften with the temps later in the day for firm skiing for the season pass holders that work 9-4. There will be some trails like the dog trails and the 2 expert trails Peltonen Pass, and Ridge Runner that will be closed until the next weekend, They are steep and can be dangerous to ski in in-groomed conditions.