Oh well, looks like our first disappointment of the season. Temperatures on Thursday are about 10 degrees higher than had been predicted just the day before, and the snow on Thursday night as it did finally cool down was just a dusting. Therefore, the Whiteface Highway is not, as promised, skiable this weekend. Whiteface Mt. Ski Area will be open. The weekend forecast is now for additional rain (maybe some mixed precipitation) with temperatures not cooling down until later Monday. We'll update again after the weekend.
The snow has continued to slowly accumulate on the Whiteface Highway, so it is much better now than over the past weekend. Still only a few inches of cover, and surface conditions are not ideal due to the vehicular traffic for the ongoing work on the summit elevator. No warm-up in sight, and even a bit more snow before the weekend. We'll try to post an update on Friday, but if that doesn't happen you can still be sure there will be skiing this weekend. Photo below by Brian Mann of North Country Public Radio who skied it on Tuesday morning.