It what has become somewhat of an annual tradition, we ride Christmas morning before spending the rest of the day with family. Santa is often on the hill too, taking some much needed down time after a long night of delivering present.
The trails off the Schweitzer Roundabout are in great shape. There are usually at least 2 miles (often times more) of groomed or machine packed trails down to Smelly Lake and beyond. Fun and easy ride down...with a good climb back to the parking lot whenever you decide to turn around. These trails are not part of Schweitzer's trail network, but are merely service/utility roads that they keep open for maintenance vehicles and operations. Always keep an ear open and yield to traffic. Oh, and speaking of traffic, you will see xc skiers, skate skiers, snowshoers and sometimes walkers on these trails. Be a good fat bike ambassador and give them a "howdy."