First visit to 9 Fingers in the wintertime, and it’s just as pretty as it was this fall. Their homemade groomer has set nice deep ski tracks, but it doesn’t pack down an especially firm base. For this reason, I would say that these trails are best appreciated in below zero weather. Still, I had a lovely, if somewhat slumpy, +3° ski ramble around all the ranch trails. Wildlife has been very active, and I spotted tracks and scat from all the usual suspects, as well as moose and marten. My ski was thoroughly supervised by the very mellow blue tick coonhound.