From good conditions Thursday and Friday, Saturday saw some melting lower down, and then a dusting on Sunday to start to bring things back. Monday will see a bit more snow and falling temperatures until after midnight when it will start to warm up with rain threatened for Tuesday and Wednesday. Again turning cooler by the weekend, with maybe enough snow to return to full skiing from the Toll House. Stay tuned.
Whiteface Highway update: The snow depth increases from the scant inch at the Toll House, but not that much, and there are stretches as high up as 3,50 feet where there isn't that much more snow. Nevertheless, the coverage is complete throughout.
Snow depth in the woods next to the Highway did not seem to be more than about six inches at 4,000 feet, but Whiteface seems to have been in the "shadow" of the recent snows, so expect more at 4,000 feet in the rest of the High Peaks, i.e. snowshoes required to summit any other 4,000-foot summit. Getting to 4,000 feet on anything but the Highway will require some form of traction aid.
Hey, it's November in the Adirondacks. Next week could see a warmup into the 40s starting on Tuesday, but who knows at this point.
Otherwise, Mt. Van Hoevenberg has announced that they are open, but so far it appears it is just the Mini Loop on "Snow Factory" snow. Flatter terrain can apparently be skied, but Van Ho isn't currently advertising that.