Thursday noonish we classic skied west Bluestem, and it was a tough slog. With inches of soft new snow, the undefined tracks were slippery. It snowed the entire time we skied, and there was an inch+ in the back of my truck. Back at Chickadee parking lot, we saw a tractor pulling a packing device. It came south off Chickadee and turned east onto Bluestem, leaving a smooth surface. The park has been gifted with plenty of snow; get out and enjoy it, folks!