The hills above the St Mary campus was glistening with a half inch of fresh snow. It was just enough along with the cold temps to make things a bit slow. I could feel the difference in the boots and skis. The new sticks want to go fast and the bit of hang up that they got from the fresh was slowing down that goal. Every thing was groomed and groomed well, the hills of SMU don't stop. Lots of climbing lots of climbing. Now the deep freeze is setting in so cold that skiing may be unpleasant. So far so good.