I skied the Cottonwood and Basswood trails today, on the north side of the Assiniboine River.
Sadly, the Basswood trail was visited by an ATV earlier in the day and he did a good number (very bad) on about 3/4 of the trail. A skier, not myself, skied between the wheel tracks afterwards and it looks mostly ok with the exception of turned up leaves & soil on the corners and wherever the driver chose to “fish tail” and tear up the ground cover. Rate: fair
Cottonwood was left untouched but with the possibility of the ATV’er coming back in subsequent days I took the preventative measure of packing the entire trail with my sled, leaving a single track that skiers have been using. Rate: good