Matt took the snow cat out and groomed and set new track on the Lake Loop and the Horseshoe at Kincaid this morning. He said it took some extra blading and leveling to get the trail smooth, but it turned out pretty nice. Craig is out on the snow machine breaking the glaze on all the Lighted Loops. He should have them finished by 3pm and said the tracks are a little icy. Skating today will be fast and with good edge ability. The temperature is still hovering around freezing with no rain yet today at Kincaid.
On the Hillside, Tom re-groomed and set new tracks on the Lighted Loops, Gas Line and Double Bubble. The Spencer and the Tour Trail are next on his list for this afternoon. The temperature is right at freezing and, so far, it's all going well.
Bill is on the trails at Beach Lake today cleaning up some downed trees and sticks. He said the trails are marginally skiable and a little hard with tons of twigs. The base temperature is 29.5 degrees and there is rain in the forecast. He said that experience leads him to believe that by refraining from tilling the trails before it rains, we will come through the storm with more base of better quality...depending on the severity of the storm, of course. He also feels it's way too early in the season to go for immediate gratification at the expense of the base.