The absolute ideal conditions of today will continue through tomorrow, Thursday. So, GET OUT AND SKI WHILE YOU CAN. As of Friday, the prediction is for temperatures near 50, high winds, and rain. Then temperatures will fall precipitously. Exactly what snow will be left and what the surfaces will be like is anyone's guess. Therefore, no specific condition reports until after the extreme weather.
My guess is that we will retain a good bit of our base with a non-breakable crust outside of areas already broken out. So, a few showers of new snow may be all we need to be back to good skiing. Absent any new snow, it will be very icy outside of the groomed ski centers that have the equipment to turn poor conditions into good ones.
No reports yet on the Marcy or Wright ski trails, but they should have been skiable since the last storm. Again, no way to predict their condition after this next weather event.
The other unknown as we emerge from this extreme weather will be how many trees are down across the trails. We will do our best to get the Jackrabbit Trail back in skiable condition, but it won't happen instantly. Reports of fresh blowdown are encouraged as an aid to setting priorities for clearing.
12/21/2022 07:38:20 pm
Great skiing on Bloomingdale bog's rail trail and Bigelow road on Monday. And
12/22/2022 10:38:01 am
Wright was tremendous as of early Monday afternoon. The upper portion was barely touched...the last quarter was totally untouched...and the snow had finally set up well. The footpath to get there was, unsurprisingly, treacherous.
12/22/2022 11:00:22 am
Thanks for the update! Really appreciate these updates over the past few years!
12/24/2022 08:53:21 pm
Any word on the status of the Avalanche Lake trail?
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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.