The news is all good here in Lake Placid in the Adirondacks. The lake effect snow machine kicked on and left us with approximately 6 inches of fresh fluffy snow. After a warm, rainy New Year’s weekend, temperatures dropped overnight Sunday and froze the ground just enough to make a lovely base for the incoming snow. Our New Year’s present arrived Monday, the second day of 2012 in the form of enough snow for the commercial cross-country centers to groom that evening. I enjoyed a beautiful moon-lit ski on freshly rolled trails Monday night before the bitter cold swept in to the region. Temperatures hovered around zero degrees for a high yesterday with wind chill factors in the minus teens, so it seemed like a good rest day.
Reports are the alpine and nordic Olympics venues are open for business today. One of my favorite weather prognosticators, Lionel over at FIS says we could see up to 7 more inches of snow in the coming days here in the Adirondacks. Hooray for snow - maybe winter has finally arrived!