This Valentines Day update is not one to 'love'. Temperatures will be near 50 on Wednesday with rain possibly starting in the afternoon. Then it's 90% chance of rain on Thursday, continuing into Friday before it cools down Friday night. Saturday will remain cold, but warm up by Sunday, and more rain is possible on Monday.
So, as the one comment on the previous report noted, it is 'spring skiing' conditions - i.e. hard and fast in the morning, but softening as the day warms up. Except when it rains all day and melts the base.
Given this forecast, the best skiing on Saturday will be at the groomed centers. Once it warms up on Sunday, backcountry routes will be good - unless the warm weather has melted the snow and created bare spots. We'll update on Friday and again on Saturday morning with the reports from the groomed centers. It will take a bit longer to determine which backcountry routes, including the Jackrabbit Trail, still have enough cover to be skiable.
Oh well, this isn't the first time we've lost a lot of snow in February followed by several more weeks of good skiing in March. Stay tuned, and don't give up on the season just yet.
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.