Trail grooming

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Trail grooming” is the activity of producing a smooth surface of snow with a uniform high density through the use of mechanical equipment. Trails become rough and uniform primarily through the cumulative effects of skier traffic.

A groomer will usually go out to pack the snow and improve skiing and snowboarding and snowmobile trail conditions. The resulting pattern on the snow is known as corduroy in ski and snowboard slang, and is widely regarded as a good - albeit unexciting - surface on which to ski or ride.

Snow groomers can also move snow made by snow machines. Groomers are mostly sent out during the night time after the close of the ski area so as not to interfere with daily and night skiing.

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  • See Wikipedia Trail grooming [1]

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