Tuesday's storm did not disappoint with 6"-15" falling depending on location. Keene and Lake Placid received 10" -15" as did Tupper Lake. Only 6-8" in Saranac Lake, but enough that Dewey Mt. is fully open. Paul Smith's VIC reports 18" of new snow with grooming in progress today, Wednesday 3/15.
The snow fell pretty much at freezing, so it is wet and dense and will make for heavy trail breaking. The cross-country centers will be grooming during the day. Look tomorrow for a more complete report on how much has been groomed. We will also pass along reports of which trails have been broken out - giving credit when we can to those who did the work.
Going forward, Thursday will continue cloudy with a bit more snow. Friday will see temperatures rise to near 40 and possibly some light rain, followed by cooler temperatures on Saturday and Sunday. We'll have to wait until Monday to see any of that March sunshine.
Trail Conditions 101
Trail condition reports are posted frequently during the ski season. The Adirondack backcountry can be a hard place to predict with weather and trail conditions that often change rapidly. We can't offer the same detailed descriptions of trail conditions as groomed nordic centers.