Spring has Sprung Edition 3/26/21
We've had a week of record or near record highs this week and finishing with a day of temperatures in the 50s to 60s with wind and rain. The snow is thus either gone or going faster that our ability to provide detailed condition reports for all of the areas we try to cover. There is still snow out there, but for the weekend any surfaces will be very soft. Saturday looks to be the better day to actually get out, and Monday will cool down a bit. Tuesday and Wednesday will again see temperatures in the 50s, but the week will finish with temperatures below freezing at night and highs not quite reaching freezing during the day.
Mount Van Hoevenberg was closed today, and their natural snow trails are no longer skiable. No update from Cascade, but their trails must have suffered from the heat. The Paul Smiths VIC just says, "What a great season it has been", while still indicating that snow remains on some trails. No grooming and no trail fee.
Once the temperature drops at the end of the week, we will try to assess what is still skiable and what surface conditions might be like for next weekend. And we could still have that April blizzard. One never knows.
3/31/2021 08:47:43 am
On accuweather it's looking like Thursday could bring 6-10 inches of snow. If that is the case, would that mean enough for another ski day on Friday? I was hoping to get in McKenzie pass this season, but I focused too much on other trails. Or is the snow base deteriorated enough that 6-10 won't be enough...
3/31/2021 10:13:40 am
Curious if anyone has skied Marcy this week. Is the hiking trail still skiable back to the Dam and beyond? Perhaps the coming snow will improve but curious of underlying snow as of today.
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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.