The state-run ski centers in the Adirondacks are firing up the snow guns to extend the ski season after a winter with little natural snow.
Olympic Regional Development Authority spokesman Jon Lundin tells the Plattsburgh Press-Republican ) it's unusual for Gore and Whiteface to continue snowmaking this late in the season. But the effort will continue as long as it's cold enough.
On Friday, Whiteface near Lake Placid had 60 of 80 trails open, with average base depths of 25 inches of loose and frozen granular snow.
Gore, in North Creek, had 39 of 109 trails open Friday, with average base depths of 6 to 15 inches of loose granular and machine groomed snow.
Weekend temperatures are expected to be in the upper 20s to low 30s with light to moderate winds.
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