Very good to Excellent Mid winter. 12 degrees, mix sun/clouds off and on flurries. Grooming on 8km of trail. 5″ fresh snow past 48 hours compacted to 1-3″ packed powder on top of 1-3″ icy/frozen granular base.
Last night North Loup and the connector trail to North Loup was roll combed. A inch of fluffy snow on top this morning. Skiing was spectacular on North Loup this morning, just a few cruncy/icy spots but skiable throughout. Otherwise, very good coverage and 95% excellent skiing. We will continue grooming this 8km loop through the weekend as areas skiers have expressed interest in skiing. Not recommended to ski other trails as there are areas of standing water that have thin layer of ice with snow on top. We are closed for lodging on the season but have taken in three families displaced by the flood and prepared to take in more folks.
Photos from the morning.