On Wednesday, December 19th, wild Saturnalia festival frenzy was in full swing at the Sawtooth Valley ski areas. At Alturas Lake all trails to the east of Alturas Lake Creek were double rolled through 1 foot of new powder snow. At Park Creek, where 3-4 inches of new snow was reported, all the trails were opened with classic tracks down. Veteran groomer Adam planned to return to the area for a couple hours on Thursday morning to improve the skate lanes and he thought the skiing should be pretty good! Old groomer Davinius was planning to push on to Alturas Lake Thursday afternoon with his cheerful cries of “Io io Saturnalia!” ringing through the cold clear air.