Hate to brag, but I had a most exellant session in a farmers field on 12/31 in kalkaska. I just asked and he said ok, but he though I was wierd. Winds were 25 to 40 mph. I was over powered on my B3 at times but the snow was semihard pack and I could cut a nice into it. I had to travel 25 mile drive to kalkaska because Traverse City area lost its snow. The lakes in the area are starting to freeze, but the lakes that are iced over are a glare of ice. The best part of my trip is when I went to say thank you to the farmer. He told me all his neighbers called him about me.