Incidentally, Mark did go out and groom just before, during CSU practice. Somehow, there was enough moisture in the snow or the snowpack was cold enough or maybe they just haven't tilled it to death yet, because it set right up again and was fine when we raced. Magic. But total fail at "softening it up" for the race.
Should we have an intervention? To tell him to NOT go out and try to soften it up for the race?
It was pretty nice.