As of Sunday, February 23rd
Some light rain showers come in Tuesday that will start off as a little wet snow but nothing to write home about. Rain resumes Wednesday before colder air catches up to it, which will transition it to snow deeper into the day and especially in the evening and overnight into Thursday.
From there into Friday, we'll stay cold as the lake effect snow machine gets going, bringing some decent localized accumulations in the Adirondacks, and a few more reaching the Catskills, Greens and Berkshires. Good for snow making too, as that task comes to a close for the season before long.
**Always a good idea to call ahead to your mountain of choice to verify their conditions and status**
Catskills - Mountains have held their own and picked up a couple of trails over the last week, reporting a up to a 4-foot base on many open runs.
Adirondacks - Another good week up north with cold temps and a few more light layers of "white gold".
Gore is running 14 lifts for 96 trails with 98% of its terrain open on a 1-2" base.
Whiteface is on a 31-43" base with 11 lifts for 85 trails, 94% of its terrain is open.
Other mountains are open as well:
Snow on the trails ranges from 1 to 5 feet.
Ski Butternut: all 10 lifts for all 22 runs on a base of 36-44"
Jiminy Peak (8 lifts, 43 runs) is operating on an 18-47" base
Berkshire East is reporting 29 trails, 4 lifts on a 10-40" base
Bousquet Mountain is running 5 lifts to service 23 trails
Catamount Mountain has 34 trails, 8 lifts for an 18-36" base
XC skiers, there is snow around, you just have to head outside the Capital District, and generally not to far, either.
Albany.com's article on Cross-Country Skiing Hotspots in the Capital Region has some great suggestions that are not far away in any direction.
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