Excellent conditions today at Elk. Skied from 8:30 to 1, when it started to drizzle and my legs said enough(first day out this season). Carveable machine-groomed packed powder everywhere and bumps that are in pretty good shape on the ungroomed trails. They were 100% open today and I give them credit for opening Seneca with thin cover signs...some brown peeking through in spots, but mostly soft bumps there. Might not last the upcoming warm up, so glad I got to get it. More kudos for letting Tioga spur bump up, giving a lower angle mogul option. Only scratch was a the top of the Tunkhannock, and that was easily manageable and a fair trade for the nicely-developing field below. Sun never came out, so light was flat. Good crowd for a Wednesday, but never a wait for a lift. They could use a shot of natural, but it's in great shape nevertheless.