Ice & Snow Conditions Report Posted In Winter Only
Mountain weather and conditions change quickly and frequently. This conditions report is based upon available information at the time of updating. Things change. Expect it, and plan for it. Every individual is responsible for making his/her own decisions about weather, routes and conditions. Alpinists have widely varying risk tolerance - one person’s casual stroll can be another’s desperate nightmare. Make sure you know what you are getting yourself into BEFORE you become committed. No conditions report can provide all you need to know.
This report is offered for general information only. We do not attempt to provide information about individual climbing routes or skiing locations because perceptions of conditions vary so widely and because conditions can change so quickly. What was here today can, literally, be gone tomorrow. For detailed information about conditions on a specific climb we suggest you go take a look at it, and have a backup plan in mind in case things are not what you hoped. That’s exactly what we do.
For a better understanding of ice conditions visit From Water To Ice: How Climbs Form.
To learn about climate change in the Adirondacks, and how the warming trend is impacting winter recreation, visit Adirondack Winter 2.0 - A New Perspective.
Current Ice & Snow Conditions
As of 2020, we are no longer guiding climbing or skiing.
Do you need the Adirondack ice climbing guidebook, Blue Lines by Don Mellor? We have it for sale, along with other guidebooks and instructional texts.