Thanks Martin. So it's completely snow free for a while already?!
I was planning to get the first gondola down but if I'm going to be annoying people being on the trail at all then I can just take the BCMC instead. Are there signs up saying the Grind is closed?
Yes, lots of signs saying that it's closed, but there are people going up early. (The GVRD signs don't carry much weight because they are frequently wrong/out of date). If you aim for the 7:30 tram it should be OK. Any later then take the BCMC because it's a big fiasco when the hikers hike through the active work area.