THURSDAY SNOW UPDATE:
Yes, we picked up at least 4" overnight, so pretty much every popular trail will be skiable for the weekend. Pau Smith's VIC reports that the Jenkins Mt. Backcountry Ski Zone is at last open again. All trails at the VIC are also open with track-setting in progress. Cascade Welcome Center is also fully open, but still no online report for Mt. Van Hoevenberg. More complete report later today.
The National Weather Service has predicted 4-8" of new snow by Thursday at noon. Other weather forecast call for a bit more. However, after last week's disappointment with only about 2" in the Lake Placid area after an earlier prediction of 4-8", we'll just say what's predicted, but won't 'count our flakes until they fall....' The Weather Service also indicates that the snow could be mixed with sleet overnight, so it might take a day or so to fully determine what this storm has done regarding ski conditions.
Nevertheless, even just 4" would bring every popular route except for Marcy and Wright Peak into good condition. See below for details.
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.