On January 3rd, the tenth day of Christmas, Lord Davinius leapt into service and regroomed skate lanes at the Alturas Lake Ski Area. Even though the corduroy was littered with tiny snow pebbles in places and the classic tracks were a bit thin in places and the sage brush showed through in places and Alturas Lake Creek began flooding into the lowlands of North Cabin Creek Trail, where even lords a-leapin’ might not find a way around the wet spot, the trails were still rated a perfect 10 by wise old groomer Davinius, since the overall gestalt could not have been better.