Skied the North trails after the race today. So amazing. Firm, wide, fast skate track (with classic on the side). Big uphills and downhills, but if you like that, the North Trails at Ski Birch are 100% the place to ski right now. In 30 years of skiing them, I have to say today was the one of the best ever. There is one spot in the open about half way through that is thin and some dirt is showing through, but you will see it very easily in advance and just ski on the side and you will be fine.