We've picked up 4-6 inches of fluffy powder since last night and its still coming down..full snow globe conditions! We just skied the Jackrabbit from Lake Placid village to the Placid lean-to on McKenzie Pass. Peninsula Trails are fantastic with minimal rocks sticking through still on the main ski trails. Golf courses are covered in 6-8 of light powder on a nice base (pretty much a golf course skier's dream). The bottom of the Jackrabbit from Whiteface Inn Rd to the Fallen Leaf Pond turn-off is skiable but several large wet spots remain uncovered, a few water bars are uncovered and the larger rocks are still poking through (see pic from register below). Above Fallen Leaf Pond the skiing is absolutely fantastic all the way to the lean-to and descending from the lean-to back to the pond was like a dream.
Based on the conditions we found this morning, skiers should expect to find great skiing pretty much anywhere on the Jackrabbit Trail with sections at lower elevations have just enough snow to ski but still needing a little more to cover rocks and the wet, bare spots that are still persisting after the last thaw. Use caution on the downhills and when crossing through wet areas.
The Whiteface Memorial Highway (toll road) was reportably skied yesterday with 4-7 inches of snow, which means today and tomorrow skier's will find fantastic powder conditions. Connery Pond Trail, Hayes Brook Trail, and Fish Pond Trail are also highly recommended.
We're heading into the High Peaks tomorrow to have a look around. Stay tuned for an update on conditions in the backcountry tomorrow night in advance of the weekend.
National Weather Service - forecast for Lake Placid region - calling for 1-3 inches of accumulation through the night tonight, and a few more inches tomorrow. Then it turns cold Friday night, into the single digits, which will keep this storm snow on the ground for the foreseeable future.