Our volunteer grooming crew was at Chief Joseph Pass yesterday getting the trails ready for ski season. Some days of grooming feel like just going for a ride through the woods, and some are hard work, as much shoveling as driving. Yesterday was definitely the later category. All trails have been compacted, but some are still only 4 feet wide, and some may still be pretty soft. Definitely not skate skiing conditions yet, but everything is skiable, the cabin is open and the benches are out.
Snowcat grooming is currently planned to start sometime in the next few days.
A big thank you to the Dave from the Beaverhead Deerlodge National Forest for assisting with clearing downed logs and hazard trees yesterday, so our crew could focus on the snow.