To the skiers who thought it was fun to ski last night while the trails were closed for grooming: The snow right now is old, dry and very fine grained. It takes a lot of time and energy (fuel) to tear it apart and put it back together as a nice smooth ski surface with good classic tracks. While that is happening the surface is very soft, and your skis dig deep skate marks and ruts in the fresh surface. These ruts then set up hard, just like the classic tracks do overnight. You were skating on the freshly groomed Biathlon race courses, basically tearing them up for your own enjoyment with little thought for others who might ski later. Most of it was groomed again, some I could not get to. The worst part is I had to delay grooming the rest of the trails until after midnight, just finishing now at 6 AM. What will happen today is the trails will be softer because they did not have the long setup and curing time, this includes today's Biathlon race course. Classic tracks will not hold up as well as if they were groomed earlier.
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