When hiking Azure Mountain in the winter, be sure to bring proper traction gear like snowshoes or micro spikes. Dress in layers, so you can remove some if you get overheated or add a layer if you get cold. Temperatures can be 5-10 degrees colder on the open summit. Check the weather forecast before you head up. It's only a mile long hike to the summit, but winter in the Adirondacks can be brutal.
Here's more from the Adirondack Mountain Club.