The ideal candidate will have experience making good skiing (classic or skating) with less than 12” of snow on unfrozen ground. The option may exist to groom on smooth, road-quality grades, which would make the production of good tracks much easier. Must provide own grooming equipment (snowmobile and track sled recommended). Borrowing said equipment under a “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy may be an option. There will be no financial compensation, though you will build up lots of good karma. It’s imperative that the groomer can start tomorrow, as these conditions may only exist for a few days.
In all seriousness, things are starting to look pretty promising for an early winter. There’s about a foot of snow up at Bachelor right now, and unlike the first snow of the year there’s not a lot of warm sunny days in the forecast. Of course it might all get rained away by this weekend, but I hope not. Either way, I’m hopeful that if there’s this much snow (or more – there’s still hope!) in 10 days, the groomers up at the mountain might start driving around. That would be great, because I already had my hack-around-on-rock-skis-without-it-really-being-training day, and I don’t really need another. But it would be pretty awesome to be on snow actually skiing before West. It sure worked for APU last year!