We are celebrating Friday the 13th, 2019 as a lucky, lucky day. The Sawtooth Ski Club’s annual members’ meeting will kick off the Sawtooth Valley’s ski season at 6 PM at the Sawtooth Hotel in Stanley, Idaho. If you can brave the wintery highways, be there or be square. Earlier this week grooming equipment arrived at the Park Creek and Alturas Ski areas. Although snow levels have lagged behind those in the Wood River Valley, enough has piled up to begin grooming cross country trails. South loop, Over the Hill and the Trail to the Lake as far as the bridge were snowmobile packed on Wednesday at ALturas and then immediately buried by an overnight snow storm. The good news is that most of the sage brush should be covered now and a Saturday grooming is scheduled to reclaim and flatten trails enough to at least allow for some flat tracking. Skating will have to wait for things to firm up. Park Creek has slightly less snow that the upper valley but we hope to also begin grooming there in the coming week.