I just got back from a day at BK. I'll focus on the positive first. Expressway, upper intermediate fall line slope under the triple had freshly made, ungroomed snow whales down its length. It skied most interestingly, transitioning both over whales and surface conditions. Skiers right was dense, fairly dry machine made and the spines and gun side of the whales were very firm but not ice hard pack. Coverage was excellent except for a patch on skiers right before Mambo intersection. I suspect this trail will be groomed cord soon.
Jack Rabbit was fast groomed with a few icy patch on the steeper pitches down the middle. Coverage was very good but there's some loose small rock from tiller churn.
Deer Run was very similar, groomed with a few hard to icy patches in the middle.
Snowmaking has been concentrated at the top, Expressway, Nastar course, the Run Out, and a few spots on Mambo.
Mambo coverage was excellent with a few whales here and there that made for fun jumps and dips for the tykes.
Stembogan Bowl: bumps, bare spots, and brush for its 50 yard drop. Across the top rim; drop in places were few with bare spots right at the lip but easily jumped with speed or even a four step side step to get back to snow. The very far side of the bowl is groomed to the rim.The rest of the trail and the bottom field was groomed but numerous loose rocks, some not, and icy patches. Coverage was fair to good, no recent snowmaking, skiable with rock skis.
Lower High Hopes appeared to be open so against better judgment we went in. It looked skiable from the chair but the entrance was frozen cat tracks and about and inch or so of natural over solid ice, I mean ice. I'm glad I had sharp edges on my short slalom skis because the trail was solid ice, small bumps, many rocky ice patches, bare spots and did I mention the trail was solid ice under about an inch or so of natural? I may have been stupid enough to ski it again if we hadn't been stopped by the liftie who told us a Patroler riding the lift called down and asked to keep us there. The Patroler musy have seen the rope was down and called to free us after a brief safety reminder from the liftie. It was a pleasant exchange.
Extrovert was closed but coverage on Upper Ex looked good with nicely formed bumps (for Ex) but I'm sure it was identical to High Hopes. In fact we were told it was to dangerous to open and future opening was dependent on Mr. Natural so apparently no snowmaking planned.
Sorry no photos, no digital but it is all so very vivid in my mind.
That's it, we maybe heading to Denton tomorrow . I'll see yunz all at da Knob 'n'at, yinz jag offs.