@beefa skiing and I both took the rock hoppers out for a 10-11 km XC ski today at Lake Mtn.. We should have taken the wide BC XC skis for floatation on full deep complete cover. We would have sunk into the snow and ground to a halt on the mild descents anyway........ but that was my thinking. It was 20-25 cms deep the whole way. We saw just two other skiers out there all morning. We started skiing at 0730 and finished just before noon. The track was rain affected , ungroomed & slow to very heavy as Horse racing people would say. It drizzled a bit and stayed cold most of the morning but not cold enough to snow more. A Lake Mtn. staff member told me that Sunday 11/4/21 was better because it was powder dry and fresh. He said it has rained overnight. Nordic Skiing in April with no parking fee is good!!. Don't forget during 2021 @teckel has all your outdoor and snow activity equipment and attire needs covered if you are going to Lake Mtn., Mt. Margaret or elsewhere in the Yarra Ranges N.P. It was raining a bit so my camera lens got a bit wet and unclear. We enjoyed returning to Nordic skiing after barely skiing at all last year due to the Vic. lockdowns and hardly any snow. We stuck to the easy terrain and were just getting the balance, rhythm and fitness back for Classic Nordic Skiing .