Conditions same as yesterday
Upper Loop trails are good today, softer snow with warm temps. Classic with fish scales, and skating. A few spots where edges have melted out, but trails are firm enough, not punchy. Getting to the UL is tougher as much of lower mountain is melted off. You can hike in ski boots fine but hiking boots or extra toughs would also be fine.
Still good snow on Montana Ck. with more than adequate cover above the first turn upstream of the bridge. Groomed out nicely for skate with existing track left for classic. Skate in place from about slide area up to the end. Sunny and blue skies out there as of about 10AM.