MONDAY MORNING UPDATE:
Thanks for the reports on Gulf Brook Rd. and Fish Pond. Otherwise, Mt. Van Hoevenberg reports much of their Legacy trails (except Porter Mt. Loops) are open along with the lower competition trails. Cascade Welcome Center has about half their system open. Paul Smiths reports 10" of new snow and 10 km groomed with their big groomer. Other trails to be groomed with lighter equipment. No current report from Scotts Cobble, but that golf course terrain should be in good shape. Check later at this link: www.scottscobblenordic.com
The Keene, Lake Placid, Saranac Lake area has picked up 6-8" of beautiful, light powder with snow still falling as of 11 AM. Given that there is no base underneath this new snow, caution is still required on any downhills on any of the somewhat rougher trails. Newcomb Lake Road, Gulf Brook Road to Boreas Ponds, Fish Pond, Hays Brook, and the Lake Road to the Lower Ausable Lake are all fully covered with likely no problems underneath the snow. Marcy Dam Truck Trail, the Whiteface Landing Trail, and any stretch of the Jackrabbit Trail could still have dangers lurking under the snow.
We'll have a more complete report on Monday after the snow has stopped, but for now, "Ski it While You Can" as the midweek forecast is not so good.
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.