The coldest morning of the season recorded today as the temp dropped down nicely to -39 locally and a fun day to walk around with the wax thermometer. Although it is quite cold, the conditions are calm and doesn’t feel as cold as say yesterday when the wind was blowing and blizzardlike conditions were experienced in the open areas, in particular to the west. Most of the guests at Mapelag early this week from out of state and enjoying the opportunity to brag about the cold temps. Short loops best bet for skiing today as it slowly warms up. We picked up about an inch of new snow yesterday and the trails were skied in. Chance of more snow tonight and grooming on select trails tomorrow as most trails will be set with new tracks and fresh grooming before the weekend. There are a few areas of drifted snow and organic matter from the wind but grooming later this week will put the trails in top condition.