On Tuesday, December 23rd, old and broken groomer Davinius ventured out once again onto the Alturas Lake ski trails. After having his pulse and blood pressure checked by a local physician and finding a pretty girl from the village to ride along with him as companion and caregiver, the ancient one rolled through 8 inches of new snow leaving behind a trail of corduroy. Over the Hill, South Loop, the Connector, half of Wapiti, and the Trail to the Lake were all rolled except for one short section of trail blocked by a fallen tree which intrepid skiers should be able to circumnavigate easily. Flat trackers and skaters will find conditions primitive but adequate. There are no classic tracks set at this time.