Most of Thursday's snow has melted as of Friday afternoon, but there is some coverage starting at the Toll House on the Whiteface Highway. At the Toll House, the pavement shows through pretty much anywhere someone has made tracks - whether these tracks are, ski, mountain bike, foot, or dog. Some would characterize it as skiable while others would say it is merely "slideable". Whatever, the coverage slowly increases as one proceeds up the highway. Just before the pump house, just short of two miles up, there is a stretch that was pretty much blown clean, but after the pump house the coverage improved significantly.
That said, the caveat is that the coverage on the lower sections was soft on Friday from the above-freezing temperatures. Once the temperature drops below freezing, it will likely be a frozen, choppy mess - at least until it is again above freezing.
There is not much new snow in the forecast, but in the next week almost temperatures should remain cool enough that what we have now will remain as a base for any future snowfall. After that, there could be a warming trend, so stay tuned.
Yesterday's update alluded to the possibility of Lake Placid golf courses being skiable. Well, they were for an afternoon, but now no way as all the snow is gone.
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.