The good rating only applies to areas protected from the wind (within the trees in the east and west sides). Open areas are plagued by lots of constant spindrift. Cold temps made for restricted glide. Kick wax was also a challenge today. Temps called for special green, but needed to drop to green to get decent kick. A challenging tour the on skis today. But still fun with good coverage. Tomorrow will likely be the same but a tad colder. Saturday should be great, especially if it gets a couple of passes with the groomer.