Montana Creek finished grooming at Noon Monday

I made 3 trips up the trail this morning. The skate track ended up pretty good–filled in more of the ATV scars that Ray nicely cleaned up yesterday so that now they’re barely noticeable. By the time I was finished, areas in the sun had softened up, whereas shady areas were corny and fast. I reset the classic track but I don’t think there was any improvement–I say it’s only fair. The snow’s cleaner than it was last week! There were several classic and skate skiers there this morning and all had smiles on their faces.
You will need to walk down the first hill before putting on your skis. There’s a little bare ground on the left side to walk so you probably don’t need cleats.
Definitely still some good skiing to be had.
My advice, the early skier gets the best skiing. Check the grooming reports and get out there before the snow softens too much.

Upper loop EC on Saturday, March 23

Classic Xcd Upper Loop Saturday afternoon. Apparently had not been groomed since the 21st (?). Several “water hazards” to navigate and many pole plants went straight through the weak, soft snowpack with no bottom. And, large portions of classic track were either missing or shallow from melt. Was stopped from skiing down the backside track by a previously flooded area covered with dirt. Still, had several lengthy passages with decent snow and overall a gratifying afternoon.