The 11/25 report predicted "dust on crust" for the weekend, and that's pretty much what we have with just a bit of freezing drizzle Friday morning to add to the mix. In addition to the smoother, flatter truck trails, the Whiteface Highway is skiable all the way to the Castle. The freezing drizzle makes for faster conditions than usual on the descent, but there is complete cover even on all of the turns that are often blown clean. Surfaces on those turns (one at 2,800 feet, Lake Placid Turn and Wilmington Turn) are rime ice and some powder, and the lower mile is icy in the center.
Cascade X-C Ski Center reports 10km of trail groomed and open with a big sale in the ski shop.
Mt. Van Hoevenberg reports that skiing is reduced to the Mini Loop.
Otherwise, a chance of some additional light snow Monday and into Tuesday, but at least no warm-up in sight.
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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.