There is still allot of snow in the woods even near Lake Champlain. Very old stale snow. In the valley wherever the sun hits is getting pretty well melted out near the Lake. Add to that the higher elevations got a few inches of new snow earlier this week. Mt Mansfield looks very white right now, even on the sun exposed ridges. Just a frame of reference, I would expect Keene valley to be slightly colder. I would definitely carry snow shoes (and gaiters, water proof foot wear), especially with a warm weekend in the forecast, the deep snow up high could get pretty soft. Getting close to where you want to make sure you have a method to carry them on your pack as well. Any pack with compression side straps should work.