Snow fell last night into today and yet nearly all of the trails in Bismarck are clear.
Jared Piepenburg takes a look at what the Parks and Rec is up to in the winter.
(Greg Smith/Parks and Rec)"in general if we have an overnight snowfall the guys will start 5:30/6am."
Bismarck Parks and Rec workers have been plowing the way this winter to help you keep moving.
(Greg Smith)"We get out there after each and every snowfall. Each and every dusting - even if there has just been a wind that has moved around snow. We try and keep them in a safe and trafficable condition considering the time of year.
Although this year we've had more snow then last winter - cold has been an ally.
(Greg Smith)"For the most part we've had success building ice because it has been cold out for our outdoor skating rinks and we've been able to keep up with the snows that have occurred because they haven' t been extreme in nature."
The couple of inches of snow from last night into earlier today had the small crew out and about today.
They tackle 35-40 miles of trails in the Bismarck area alone.
(Greg Smith)"we try and keep it as clean as we possibly can. Make it look like July if we can somehow."
And it isn't just the trails that keeps the team busy.
(Greg Smith)"we have to get the fresh snowfall or get the skate shavings off the rinks each and everyday. We have 11 rinks we are maintaining this winter so it takes quite a bit of time just to do that."
And if you're wondering about weekends, don't worry. Smith says his crew works seven days a week.