On Friday, December 23rd, the birthday of the sun, ski trails are still kinda rough but improving in the Sawtooth Valley and Stanley Basin. At Park Creek, our groomer pushed his luck, got the snowmobile unstuck and packed those far out Sego and Larkspur trails for the first time. At Alturas Lake, the ginzu groomer was dug out and given a spin on the Trail to the Lake as far as the teepee, Over the Hill, Wapiti, and South Loop.