And Here Comes Spring!
Yesterday’s surprise band of snow squalls left six inches of delightful fresh powder at 2,200 feet in Lake Placid, N.Y. , and more at higher elevations. The mini-dump was the perfect treat — just what upstate New York needed to refresh skied-out trails.
Factors that include consistent snowfalls since late December, and a colder-than-average February, have created very nice snowpack in the Adirondack Mountains. Skiers and riders looking for a warm trend to condense the backcountry snowpack will be pleased tomorrow when a brief bout of sleet and snow is expected to move through the region, a reminder to fans of Adirondack outdoor recreations to get ready for spring. Speaking of spring, Adirondack maple producers have struggled with the hip-deep snow, but are ready and waiting for the inevitable warm days and cold nights required for the sap to run. Have a look at the springtime-fresh green shades in today’s featured photo, taken this morning at HQ. A word to the wise snow slider — carpe Adirondack diem.