After a Saturday of beautiful skiing (or just about any other outdoor activity), Sunday started off with some heavy rain showers, followed by sunshine and temperatures that neared 60. Coupled with a strong south wind, we have lost considerable snow - especially on south-facing slopes. Otherwise, we have preserved a decent base, and shouldn't lose too much more during the week.
Monday will maybe see some more rain, but then cooler on Tuesday. Wednesday - Friday will be good sugaring weather with daytime highs above freezing and nighttime temps below freezing. This will make for hard and fast surfaces for skiing most of each day. All we will really need is a few inches of new snow to make at least the easier routes good skiing; but so far nothing in sight through the week. Perhaps it's time to get the Microspikes back out while we wait.
We'll check what we can as far as remaining snow depth, and wait to see what the groomed centers can produce for good skiing surfaces with the base they have left. Next update on Thursday, 3/10, when the weekend weather is better known.
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.