A great day in the woods and on the trails. Morning low of -2 climbing to a high of 12 with sunshine and light winds. Coldest temps so far this season. Good to have the cold temps to freeze down the lakes and water areas. Packing and grooming most of the day on the same trails packed yesterday and a few new ones. The 8″ of new snow is light and fluffy and packing down to a thin base but a great start and skiing is not bad for early season. Few sticks and rough spots to watch out for. Tomorrow (Wednesday)we will continue packing new trails and groom in any new snow that falls. The trails are open for skiing. Early season, rock skiing conditions. No tracks set and no trail fee!! Limited services in the lodge until we officially open.