Saturday and Sunday will be nice with temperatures in the 50, but by Sunday evening it will rain and continue through Tuesday. After that temperatures will only be in the 40s and below freezing at night. Good for maple sugaring, but a challenge to pick the right moment to ski on all the snow that is still there.
McKenzie Pond Rd. approach to the Jackrabbit Trail has a fair amount of icy stretches for the first mile, but has mostly good cover after that to the pond, and full cover to the height of land. It's all "slideable"in that first mile, just not ideal.
Whiteface Inn Lane approach is in good shape.
From River Rd. there is just enough snow to start toward Lake Placid, and conditions improve once in the woods.
Old Mountain Road section has mostly good cover from each end.
Otherwise, approaches to the High Peaks are in good shape still, but no 'guarantees' after the sometimes heavy rain on Monday.
I'm back from travels to Norway. Sounds as though it was "spring conditions" the past two weeks with the actual skiing totally dependent on the "weather of the moment." Now that it is April, Mt.Van Hoevenberg is not grooming as extensively as during the regular season, but there is still good cover on all the trails and will be for several more weeks. Cascade is closed, but the Paul Smiths VIC has 15-25" and will also offer several more weeks of skiing. Jackrabbit Trail also remains mostly skiable with just a few open golf course areas coming bare.
In the backcountry, Lake Colden reports five feet of snow with 7-8' higher up. The Loj, South Meadow, and Upper Works approaches to Lake Colden all still have good cover. Skis or snowshoes are still required for travel in the High Peaks and will be required for several more weeks.
Tomorrow, Friday, looks to be a mix of snow and rain followed by 50s and sunny on Saturday before more April showers Sunday through Tuesday. As the previous report said, "keep skiing".