First grooming job earlier in the week left Zephyr torn and scabby to say the least which is normally true when a run hasn't been groomed for weeks or months... today that investment paid off with perfectly smooth cord with the nice addition of a million dollar view. Kudo's to the grooming crew for grooming more runs than usual and really working the snow into perfect cord with very few anomalies. I can't say it's as well groomed as a Dave Hahl job but its getting closer. On the Hahl Scale I would say grooming the last several weeks general scores high marks... 8.8. Keep up the good work boys! Zephyr is why we love Nevada... open country, few people and enough snow and sky to have the freedom to fly on those boards of ours. Sven
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