Como was groomed today. We took advantage of the cold night and lower temps today.
Quick little downslope storm Tuesday night/Wednesday morning dropped a fair amount of snow up there. It started out a wet rain mix, but went to snow quickly, 3+” on the Lower Road, 6-8″ on Middle Road and 8-10″ on Upper Road.
It went down into the low teens last night and was clear out, that dried the snowpack out some more. The colder temps this morning allowed us to get to all of it without having to race the warm temps and wet snow issues that have been chasing us out early for the past weeks.
We used the rollers today to get the new snow carefully packed down over the old hard snow and ice under it, we were able to turn it into a much more skiable surface.
Not going to be very skateable, soft corduroy over 2″ of dense powder, the Lower Road might set up enough by the weekend due to the thinner snow cover and firmer snow under the surface. All of the upper roads will be too soft to skate but wonderful for touring.
This would be a good time to ski the Lower/Middle loop, use “Chute’ to connect them, it’s a well packed, quick hike between Middle and Lower Roads. Works out to be around a 12-mile ski round trip and skis best in a clockwise direction. There are trail signs at all of the key junctions.