There is enough snow to hold practice Saturday, however the Commonwealth has yet to approve the COVID operations plan so the ski track does not yet have permission to open. The operations plan was prepared by Charles River Recreation (CRR), the vendor who does grooming, lessons, and rentals, in conjunction with the Friends of Leo J. Martin Skiing (FOLJMS), and was submitted to the DCR in a timely manner. The management plans has detailed COVID safety procedures including traffic flow, signage, and multiple steps for de-densifying. FOLJMS has been pressing the DCR to act on the operations plan but so far that has not happened. The DCR COVID documents place cross-country skiing in the safest category of sports and we eagerly look forward to the DCR and the Commonwealth acting promptly to approve the operations plan.