A grooming of all Alturas skate lanes on Saturday, the 21st, was followed by one sunny day and then three days of snow showers. The new snow was plowed into submission on all trails to the east of Alturas Creek on Thursday the 26th. Resulting trails looked good, but the overall snow cover is melting back quickly and tree wells are pushing forest floor out onto the trail’s edge in numerous spots. Tread carefully and watch your speed as hidden detritus, stumps and rocks lurk just under the snowy surface. At Park Creek, Adam has returned from the isolation of his recent desert retreat and is working on sprucing up the ski trails out there as well.