Snow conditions history for Laurel Mountain

Thank you to all the snow conditions reporters who provide these updates for us.

13 November 2019

So, the sun came out which made for a beautiful day but, it ruined the trails. Still wet underneath and sticking. Keep doing that snow dance. Soon, I promise.
Bruce Cox3:13 pm 13 November 2019

12 November 2019

3" new powder over wet base. Ground needs to freeze before skiing. If you want to claim the first ski of the season go for it but bring lots of wax. Woot!
Bruce Cox3:25 pm 12 November 2019

19 March 2019

The snow might be gone but the trails are still there. Laurel Mountain trails are beautiful in the spring especially when the laurel begins to bloom which is normally towards the end of May. We had a great year of skiing with old and new friends and look forward to seeing them throughout the year. We are fortunate to have such an active community at Laurel mountain and thank everyone for their volunteer time. Throughout the spring, summer, and fall there will be trail maintenance work days with the Laurel Mountain Volunteer Group(LMVG) that will be announced on this homepage and our PACCSA Facebook page. This is the opportunity to give back to the trail system. Thank you and we'll see you on the trails.
Bruce Cox9:48 am 19 March 2019

7 March 2019

Laurel Mountain trails are in excellent shape. Upper trails are groomed and back country trails are the best we've seen all year. Get out and enjoy them while it lasts.
Bruce Cox5:09 pm 7 March 2019

4 March 2019

6" new snow and excellent conditions. Groomed and tracked upper trails. Good conditions should hold all week. Get out and ski.
Bruce Cox3:08 pm 4 March 2019

2 March 2019

Conditions were great today and should be better tomorrow with new snow in the forecast. 2" of new snow on top of the hard pack base made for some fun skiing. Interstate and Loop were groomed and are in good shape. Additional snow will allow us to groom the other trails as conditions improve. If your thinking about skiing tomorrow, DO IT!
Bruce Cox2:33 pm 2 March 2019

1 March 2019

2" new snow on top of hard frozen base makes for nice skiing. A few wet areas easily avoidable. Too thin to groom yet. Are you doing the snow dance, really?
Bruce Cox12:59 pm 1 March 2019

22 February 2019

Trails are icy and fast. Coverage is thin but still good. Wet spots are growing but avoidable. Skiing should be decent tomorrow and maybe Sunday. #WENEEDSNOW!
Bruce Cox1:17 pm 22 February 2019

21 February 2019

43 degrees and sunny today makes it nice for skiing but takes it's toll on conditions. Trails were covered but the snow was melting and was soft and slushy in spots. There were also the usual low wet areas but easily skied around. Snow should hold up through tomorrow and maybe through the weekend if the temps stay near freezing. March was our best month for snow last year so it ain't over yet. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snow_dance
Bruce Cox3:58 pm 21 February 2019

20 February 2019

Well, well, well, it appears that the snow dancing worked. We will leave a condition report as soon as we can get up there. The roads were a bit rough today but should be cleared by tomorrow. It looks like we got at least 3" but not sure what's underneath or on top because there was freezing rain as well. Don't Stop Believin.
Bruce Cox3:44 pm 20 February 2019

16 February 2019

Solid ice conditions this morning. Road is solid ice and dangerous. Trails have 3" solid ice, rutted, not skiable. If it warms up this afternoon conditions may improve and soften up. Until we get more snow its unskiable.
Bruce Cox10:01 am 16 February 2019

13 February 2019

2-3" new snow over ice base and wet underneath. 90% skiable with ski around wet areas. Not deep enough for grooming. Skied Loop, Interstate, Lippos Loop and it had good coverage with a couple low wet areas. Windy and lots of sticks on the trails. If you're itching to ski its doable. Are you doing the snow dance?
Bruce Cox11:44 am 13 February 2019

11 February 2019

Skier's report there's about 4-5" new heavy wet snow. Skiable but soft and wet underneath. They skied Loop, Interstate, and Lippos Loop and it was all covered. Temps never went below freezing today and the forecast is for rain tonight and tomorrow. HEY, this is winter, WHERE'S THE SNOW?
Bruce Cox3:47 pm 11 February 2019

5 February 2019

While we're waiting for snow here are the results of our race Sunday. https://www.smileymiles.com/2019Results.html Congratulations to all who participated and thank you to all the volunteers and Wilderness lodge for hosting the race. You are doing the snow dance right?
Bruce Cox7:29 am 5 February 2019

1 February 2019

Upper trails groomed and tracked today. Loop, Interstate, Lippos Loop, Albert's, Towhee, and Silvermine in excellent condition. Summit, Spruce Run, and other backcountry trails excellent also. Patrol will be at the warming hut this weekend. Time to enjoy the winter wonderland. Woot!
Bruce Cox3:39 pm 1 February 2019

28 January 2019

4" - 5" base. A few washed out areas but easily skied around. Most trails are in good shape. Have you been doing the snow dance?
Bruce Cox3:40 pm 28 January 2019

25 January 2019

2" new snow on top of 4" base. A few washed out areas but easily skied around. Most upper trails are in good shape. All trails need more snow. Have you been doing the snow dance?
Bruce Cox1:45 pm 25 January 2019

22 January 2019

Upper trails are groomed and tracked and in good shape. Backcountry skier tracked trails have good coverage but a bit crusty in spots. There are lots of sticks on the trails and everyone would appreciate if everybody chipped in to clear them. Hopefully the warming trend won't hurt what we have going. Snow is in the forecast later this week and weekend. Keep doing that ______ dance. Woot!
Bruce Cox5:44 pm 22 January 2019

19 January 2019

All upper trails were groomed today and in excellent shape. Forecast will make for some of the best conditions we've had in years. Ungroomed back country trails should improve with more snow. If you don't get your skis out this weekend, sell them. Just kidding, but you are missing some great winter fun. The ski patrol will be at the warming hut with hot drinks, snacks, and their famous super hot dogs. The snow dance worked!
Bruce Cox12:52 pm 19 January 2019

13 January 2019

Webcam shows about 3 inches new snow overnight which should make for some great skiing. Patrol will be at the warming hut with snacks, hot drinks, and friendly faces. Let them know you appreciate their dedication to making our recreation safer. Keep doing that snow dance.
Bruce Cox7:47 am 13 January 2019

12 January 2019

The bad news is conditions have deteriorated from yesterday, the good news is all the wet areas have frozen over. If we get some snow that's forecasted conditions will rapidly improve. I've heard anywhere from 1" to 8" so somewhere in the middle would be perfect. There were 8-10 brave skiers today so it is skiable. Keep doing that snow dance.
Bruce Cox4:30 pm 12 January 2019

11 January 2019

Minimal snow conditions with wet areas and rocks underneath. Wet areas are freezing up so more snow needed to cover ice. It is skiable and some good areas but poor conditions at best. Patrol will open the warming hut this weekend. Keep doing that snow dance.
Bruce Cox1:13 pm 11 January 2019

10 January 2019

@ 3" and snowing. Cold and windy. Marginal. Do the snow dance.
Bruce Cox11:04 am 10 January 2019

7 December 2018

Only about 2" of snow so if wet spots and rocks are you thing then go for it. It is beautiful in the woods. Last day of hunting this Saturday so wear blaze orange and don't act like a deer. Keep doing that snow dance.
Bruce Cox2:28 pm 7 December 2018

5 December 2018

2" and counting. Not enough to ski yet. Stay tuned. Do the snow dance.
Bruce Cox12:05 pm 5 December 2018

5 December 2018

About 1" and snowing. Not skiable yet. Keep doing that snow dance.
Bruce Cox10:20 am 5 December 2018

28 November 2018

3-4" of new powder but wet underneath so icing up. A couple more inches needed for skiing. Forecast is for a warm up so better luck next time. The winter storm last night knocked out our webcam dsl service so no photos until it gets repaired. We're working on it. Keep doing that snow dance.
Bruce Cox2:41 pm 28 November 2018

16 November 2018

Conditions are...........................................................wait for it..................................................EXCELLENT! Yep, we got 5" of heavy granular snow over frozen rain that made for great coverage. We ran the roller and packed it down with a corduroy surface. There are a couple minor wet spots that we covered with snow but may melt out again but overall coverage is 95+%. Groomed trails are Loop, Interstate, Lippos Loop, Towhee, Silvermine, Alberts, and Lodge trail. Ungroomed backcountry trails have good coverage but might show some rocks in places. Get up there for some pre-Thanksgiving skiing. Woot!
Bruce Cox3:55 pm 16 November 2018