As of Friday evening, what little snow there might have bee on the Whiteface Highway had bee plowed off so that our esteemed Governor could be driven to the top and announce $12 million in new funds that are badly needed to repair the highway for driving. Thus we are starting from "scratch", but the weather Saturday looks promising. Exactly when the Highway will be skiable in anyones guess. While we consider these reports to be reliable and timely, we can't claim that they are in "real-time". Therefore look for an update tomorrow evening about the possibilities for skiing on Sunday.
Otherwise, the rest of the week looks very promising with mostly below average temperatures and intermittent snow. The Highway should thus be in good shape for Thanksgiving weekend with maybe the Marcy Dam Truck Trail and/or the Newcomb Lake Road also skiable.
In the peaks, probably not snowshoe conditions for next weekend, but definitely winter conditions on the summits with traction aids pretty much mandatory for any of the higher, steeper t
Trail conditions are updated frequently during the season, but always check local weather conditions as well before departing on your trip.