After a warm weekend, temperatures fell during the day on Monday, finishing with a quick 4-5" of snow and high winds in a series of snow squalls that passed over the Lake Placid area. So far, apparently very little new snow south of the High Peaks. Given the high wind, actual snow depths will vary, and the crust underneath is variably breakable in areas no previously broken out. We'll have more information by the weekend as we get out and see what the conditions actually are.
Today, Tuesday, will see high temperatures in the teens, but warmer on Wednesday with highs near freezing. Then back to upper teens to 20 for highs for the rest of the week, warming to 25 for a high on Sunday. No additional new snow in sight. X-C centers have plenty of snow to groom and will remain in full or nearly full operation. Jackrabbit Trail fully skiable, and all backcountry routes also remain skiable.
Next full update on Friday, 3/5.
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.