HOFFMAN NOTCH skiing in the Adirondacks
Jan 19, 2017 - BIG MARSH ski from Loch Muller. Hoffman Notch Wilderness received 4" of heavy wet snow over the last 48 hours. Road plowed to the old hotel but the 0.3 miles to trailhead parking area was not plowed since this last snowfall, altho it looks like it does get plowed at times. Sign-in register filled in September & not replaced - I suspect this area gets very little attention from the ranger. Good intermediate skiing on 15"-18". Glacial erratics, lots of balsam fir; several downed trees that we either had to go over or around. Big Marsh is a scenic pond surrounded by mountains that rise up to 2,000' above. Temp in mid 30s. Rolling terrain; elevations 1,550'-1,750'. 8.6 miles, 5.4 hours.