Major snowfall in Progress
We have picked up 4-5" of snow overnight, and the snow is continuing - perhaps for the rest of the day. So, this looks to be a storm that won't disappoint as far as putting all popular ski routes in good shape. This may include both the Marcy and Wright Peak ski trails, but we'll have to wait until it's over to make that call. Otherwise, Avalanche Pass will surely be skiable, and the groomed centers will be able to groom all of their terrain.
As the week progresses, we'll post updates on which trails have been broken out.
The forecast for the rest of the week indicates cold Tuesday, upper 20s on Wednesday, and then cold the rest of the week and into next weekend.
1/18/2022 06:54:43 pm
As of 1/18 Gulf Brook Road has not been plowed, as far as I can tell it hasn’t been yet this winter! Not good news. Does anyone know who’s responsibility it is to provide winter access to parking there?
1/19/2022 08:31:49 am
I skied Avalanche Pass yesterday morning (1/18) from the Truck Trail. Truck Trail is in great shape. Approach trail after Marcy Dam becomes a lot more bony. There are still many exposed rocks; use caution, especially descending. Ski trail was in much better shape, and we ran into backcountry stewards who were doing work to ensure trail was skiable. There's much more snow once you get up into the pass. Lake has a lot of icy spots; use caution when crossing.
1/19/2022 08:57:44 am
Michael- From DEC Backcountry Info: Work on three bridges along Gulf Brook Road is complete. Due to weather conditions, the road is closed for the winter season to motor vehicles but skiing and snowshoeing is allowed. The road will be open to public motor vehicles as far as the Fly Pond Parking Area after the spring mud season, generally in late May. (01/06)
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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.