Our newest mechanical contraption arrived last week. It is called a compaction roller. Our winch cat operators will lower it down steeper terrain early season when the snow is relatively shallow. The impact is similar to early season ski cutting or foot packing. The device breaks up snow slabs and compacts loose, early season snow. This will be a great tool for our Ski Patrollers and Snow Cat Operators preparing our trails for opening. Telluride and a few other areas have been using similar devices for several years. I think the Telluride crew invented it.