On Sunday, the 21st of February, all the skating lanes at Alturas Lake were cleaned up with a ginzu grooming. Trails were still a bit soft from our recent snowfalls but starting to firm up pretty well. Old classic tracks were still good to go.

On Monday, the 22nd, celebrated at the Vatican in Rome as the feast day of the chair of Saint Peter, the old Alturas groomer, Davinius, will haul two benches up Over the Hill trail to the ever sunny, spectacular hilltop soup kitchen site for your seating pleasure.  The simple redwood benches invite weary skiers to sit a spell, and enjoy the quiet hilltop’s magnificent Sawtooth mountain views. Topping off the celebratory parade of benches, the compaction drag will be drug about in a special ceremonial flattening and widening of popular trails.