The trails are in perfect shape right now. We still have an extremely firm base but in the forest there are spots with light dry powder still clinging to the shadows. Most of the week it was hard to figure out what tool would work best for the job. Skate skis, were the answer for most of the week, as the skiing was perfect (still is in some areas), but after the past two days we crossed squarely into the riding season. This morning I rode to the rising of the sun, 18 degrees with Bard Owls hooting and the zipping crunch of my low PSI 2.4's.