The simple fact is that the ski conditions are the best we've seen in recent memory. Skiers will find good packed powder on all the classic ski tours in the High Peaks and all sections of the Jackrabbit Trail, with anywhere from 6 to 18 inches of powder snow outside of ski tracks and in the woods off-trail. Only a few specific things to mention here:
- Getting to the trailhead for Hayes Brook Truck Trail from Route 30 may be difficult for some vehicles as the Mountain Pond Rd has not been plowed regularly during this recent snowfall. Use your best judgement if you find the road unplowed (there is no cell service here)
- Open drainages and running water have been reported on both the Klondike Notch Trail and the section of trail along Calamity Brook between the Upper Works and the Flowed Lands/Lake Colden
National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory beginning Tuesday afternoon:
Snow will arrive during the early to mid-afternoon hours on Tuesday before transitioning to a wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain by the evening. A transition to all rain or rain showers is expected by Tuesday night/early Wednesday morning in most locales. Snow amounts ranging from 1 to 3 inches and ice accumulation of a few hundredths to one third of an inch. Temperatures will drop to single digits again on Wednesday night.
This Sunday, February 12, is the annual Avalanche Pass Key Swap ski tour. See our website for more details.