Wednesday evening update: Still not much snow falling as of 7:00 PM, but the forecast is still calling for 7-12". We'll update again on Thursday, but over the years we've learned not to count our inches until they fall.
As of Monday afternoon, 2/20, the National Weather Service is predicting some snow and a brief return to colder than normal temperatures. There will be snow showers most days this week, but the best chance for snow is on Thursday. As of now, no prediction on how much, and we need at least 4" to cover up the crust and fill in the bare spots.
Friday looks to be a very cold day with highs in the low teens, followed by upper teens on Saturday. Sunday appears to start a warming trend with highs in the upper 20s.
So, stay tuned. We'll update Wednesday evening when, hopefully, we'll be able to predict a significant snowfall on Thursday.
In the meantime, conditions as reported below haven't changed very much despite another day of above freezing temperatures.
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.