Rode on an old school skinny 26er with pull brakes and studs today before noon. Only for the first mile or so (up to before expert loop to the right) it is heavily rutted and abused by people riding and bailing once the realization they are not having a good time, but the rest of the trail is fine. You don't need studs but it helped, although you had better run low pressures. Some of the trail is a bit thin, which requires some concentration not to fall off into the unpacked snow off the line, but all in all, the full trail is good to ride! Colder temps should enhance the experience in the coming week.
Surprisingly we didn't see many people on the trail at all? Where are all the Fatties?
Hope is not a good strategy.