I spoke with both Don about the Bait Hole and the folks at New England Outdoor Center about the Twin Pines trails Thursday evening, and both reported hard icy snow and fast skiing.

Don was out skiing at the Bait Hole yesterday (Thursday) and said the trails were very fast gliding on the downhills and hard icy fast tracks for skiing. His estimate on snow conditions at the Bait Hole was "fair," He also said that even a half inch of powder in the tracks would greatly improve conditions but also opined that the snow that is forecast for today is likely to be wet, which means that conditions on Saturday and Sunday will likely stay fast.

The Twin Pines trails at New England Outdoor Center are also icy and fast. Grooming is scheduled for today.