Sunday brought snow from about 2,000 feet up with an estimated 8-12" on the higher summits. Most of this will melt this week as temperatures Wednesday and Thursday will be in the 70s, and then 60s through the weekend. However, there will still be skiable snow past Marcy Dam, although any unbridged brook crossings could be a problem - specifically Marcy Brook at Indian Falls. Certainly long past the time to trust any lake ice. So let's get in some May skiing - if only just for the record books.
This past week finally saw some warm temperatures and rain, so it's beginning to to look a bit more like spring in the High Peaks. Any skiing is now pretty much limited to the terrain past Marcy Dam. Some snow on the approaches via the truck trail or the hiking trail, but expect to walk some of the way as well. Unbridged brook crossings on the Marcy trail were fine as of mid-week and are probably still crossable, but that could change at any moment. Hiking trail approach to the Wright Peak Ski Trail probably no longer skiable even though the rest of the trail is still skiable.
Still a lot of ice on the north sides of lower peaks, and skis or snowshoes continue to be required on any of the higher peaks. The calendar may say we've had a month of spring, but don't count on that this year.