National Weather Service Forecast for Lake Placid
Skiers can expect to find "fast and firm" packed powder conditions and good ski tracks on the vast majority of un-groomed trails in the region, with the thin base persisting in some spots and varying depths of consolidated powder in the woods. Excellent conditions were observed and reported on the Jackrabbit over the weekend, and at least one report from Wednesday on Mackenzie Pass indicates that not a whole lot has changed since the rain on Tuesday.
We had a great turnout Sunday for the Theresa Klauck Memorial Ski on the Jackrabbit Trail, and for the annual Pool Party that followed. The event raised $1000 to support maintenance of the Jackrabbit and other ski trails under the stewardship of BETA.
Huge thanks to the Crowne Plaza Resort Lake Placid - Golf Club and the Lussi Family for making their pool available for this event and for allowing for the development of ski and bike trails on their property.
And many thanks to these Pool Party event sponsors - Cascade X-C Ski Center, Elk Lake Lodge, Origin Coffee Co., The Lake Placid Pub and Brewery, Cycle Adirondacks and Mr. Mike's Pizza & Italian Kitchen
There was a rather serious rescue operation on the North Face of Pitchoff Mountain on Saturday, and NYSDEC personnel accessed the accident site on snowmobile via the Old Mountain Road section of the Jackrabbit Trail to treat and evacuate the injured ice climber. Skiers should expect to encounter snowmobile tracks if touring in this area.
The Whiteface Toll Road is in great shape with good pavement coverage on all but the usual windswept corners.
This report will be updated this afternoon with information for backcountry ski conditions in the High Peaks (we're waiting for a call back from the Lake Colden DEC outpost).
Jan 29 - Friday Night Farm Dinner w/ Crowfeather @ Cascade XC Center
Feb 5-7 - Empire State Winter Games
- Winter Bike Races @ Mount Pisgah
- Snowshoe Races @ Paul Smiths' VIC
- Biathlon Races @ Mt. Van Hoevenberg
- Cross Country Races @ Mt. Van Hoevenberg
Feb 11 - Cabin Fever Cure Dance Party @ Dewey Mountain
BETA-ASTC Backcountry Ski Trips (Feb 13 and Feb 21)
XC Ski Area Conditions (click links)
Cascade XC Center
Mt. Van Hoevenberg
Paul Smiths VIC