On January 24th, the 171st birthday of painter Vasily Ivanovich Surikov, an unusual and perhaps hallucinatory sighting of Russian bears parading down the Alturas Lake ski trails was reported by art loving visionary groomer Davinius. He also reported that all trails were ginzu groomed except for Sheep Thrills where, of course, no sheep of any sort could be found. At Park Creek, trails were groomed on Thursday as well.