While much of New York received significant snow from Sunday's storm, that snow stayed south of the High Peaks. The Lake Placid area only received 2-3 inches of snow overnight. Enough to significantly improve skiing on the Marcy Dam, Fish Pond and Hays Brook truck trails, but initial indications are that the steeper sections of the Jackrabbit Trail and Avalanche Pass are still not quite ready to be skied. The Newcomb Lake Road will be in good shape as the Newcomb area did receive more snow, and that road is very smooth and gentle.
Cascade X-C Ski Center reports 5 km of trail open as of Monday morning. Mt, Van Hoevenberg reports just 1 km open, but may be able to open more terrain by tomorrow.
There is a possibility of more snow this afternoon and evening, and we'll update this report as we learn more.
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.