It looked like corderoy pants but felt like the soft inside of your favorite t-shirt. Skating at Hidden Valley was awesome yesterday morning. Tracks are set everywhere. Skate lanes are smooth. Welcome to Ferbruary.
On Saturday a good amount of snow fell in the Ely area. Groomers worked hard to keep up rolling and dragging the snow over the very firm base. As of today, the outer Bambas and Sommers Loops and the Birch Highlands are groomed and have tracks for classic. The striding was quite good in the cold temps this afternoon. Voyageurs Highway has been rolled as well. It's all white and beautiful, so you should just go.
First...there was magic. Our groomer did some amazing work with the very little snow we received early eason. It was wonderful skiing at HV--with rock skis, but very few rocks to be found. Then came the thaw. Then the fluff. Now we are left with a very firm base and some rolled in airy fluffiness. There are more rocks exposed, so watch out, in particular where wind and sun could remove too much snow before it was rolled again. it's bound to be pretty good, though, so enjoy.