Snow has been falling for much of today, Monday, but no significant accumulation just yet. Tonight's forecast calls for 4-6 inches, which would make more than just the Whiteface Highway skiable - at least for a day or so. There is no frost in the ground, so the snow will be melting from the bottom almost as soon as it falls; and then from the top starting Wednesday when temperatures begin to rise to the 60s predicted for the weekend. We'll update tomorrow after we see what we actually get and them maybe a better idea on how warm it will get. UPDATE 11/3: Yes, we did get the 4-6"pretty much everywhere, but it is definitely wet powder on no base and unfrozen ground. And with temperatures warming to 50 tomorrow, this snow won't last long. It may survive on the upper part of the Whiteface Highway into the weekend, but some forecasts have it as warm as 65 degrees by Sunday.
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.