When it comes to summer improvements at ski resorts, the term 'Summer Grooming' is often used. I have had a few guests ask, "what is Summer Grooming?" Surely the ski resort doesn't run it's grooming machines over the rocks, brush and small trees, does it??? Yes- some people have asked if there is snow on the ground in the middle of the summer….Not at All. Summer grooming refers to an intense program of trail and run maintenance that reduces dead-fall (fallen or dead trees), reduces brush or overgrowth- basically we give the slopes a trim. This also helps mother nature by giving the trees proper spacing for growth and reduces the fuels for potential forest fires. It is a win win for skiers and riders and mother nature!