We were due for a resurfacing. A warm up and even some rain to knock down the insulating deeper snow that was keeping slush from freezing and killing ice production. And to take out the slabs and knee busting whales.
And just like last season at this time, a resurface is exactly what we got.
We have some snow in the forecast but I'm not sure what it will amount to. It's too cold for it to adhere to the surfaces and any wind is going to scour it off. This weekend we are looking at temps in the 40's so the ice will soften and if we get enough snow to stay, it will adhere and take some of the bone rattle out of the ice. This is almost the exact same situation we saw last year at this time.
But this year we have much better ice. It survived and is now thriving. Even our land based options aren't too bad. Firm crust, supports weight but not fun if you crash. It's always hard to opt for land options when we have such wide open areas available and the better winds that come with that space.
We'll keep an eye on the weather and see what happens in the next few days. Now that we are dealing with sound ice conditions and the season is in full swing I will be posting more condition reports if we see any major changes one way or another.