Like Brigitte Bardot…

On Thursday, the 13th, Davinius groomed Over the Hill and the Trail from the Alturas Lake Creek Bridge to the Lake. Those trails looked pretty good. On Friday, the 14th, Chadeus Maximus took his turn digging snow and combing corduroy at Alturas; Adam, the first man at Park Creek, was doing the same, and Valentinius and the pretty girl from the village were cutting hearts from parchment and sending them out with a message of love.
When love walks in the room
Everybody stand up
Oh it’s good, good good
Say I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you

Sunny Daze

On Tuesday, February 11th, Chadeus Maximus groomed the ski trails east of the creek at the Alturas Lake ski area. The resulting trails were excellent. On Wednesday, the 12th of February, the birthday of Charles Darwin, the Alturas grooming team just monkeyed around and did no grooming whatsoever. On Thursday, the 13th, Davinius will try to spruce up the already lovely Trail to the Lake and North Cabin.


On Sunday, February 9th, the 56th anniversary of the Beatles first appearance on the Ed Sullivan show, the trails at Alturas Lake and Park Creek were cleaned up and widened and are reportedly getting better all the time. Old groomer Davinius and his monkey would, however, like to remind trail walkers, snow bikers and the snowmobilers who buzzed through the non motorized area that you can’t do that! You should have known better. Why don’t you do it in the road?


On Saturday, the 8th of February, all trails at Park Creek were open with classic and skate lanes. Adam, the first man of grooming is going out again on Sunday morning to widen and level a bit. At Alturas Lake all trails were also groomed on Saturday. They looked great but perhaps a bit soft for some skaters’ tastes. More grooming is scheduled for Sunday there too. At the bridge over Alturas lake creek the otter tracks are stupendous.

Alturas trails brought back to life…

On Monday, February 3rd, the feast day of St. Werburga, known for her beauty, her ability to read minds and her miraculous resurrection of a dead and partially eaten goose, Davinius resurrected the trails to the east of Alturas lake creek with a ginzu grooming. Tuesday was really too cold for grooming or skiing. On Wednesday, the ski trails on both sides of the creek were groomed once again.