Three Feet Of Snow Slams Upstate New York Memorial Day Weekend [Photos]

Three (3) feet of snow at a New York resort for Memorial Day weekend may encourage you to forget the barbecue and bring out your skis. Whiteface Mountain, a ski resort near Lake Placid at over 4,600 feet above sea level, has reported the astonishing late May snowstorm.

The almost 5,000 foot tall mountain is located near the Vermont border in upstate New York in the Adirondacks mountain chain. Whiteface Mountain spokesman Jon Lundin said that the snow just kept coming all weekend. I’ve posted a couple of tweets below that show you the progress of the storm.

After Whiteface Mountain staffers posted some remarkable photographs to Twitter and Flickr, the world was abuzz at the sight of the ski-worthy weather on what would normally be the unofficial first day of summer.

Arizona poster Jerry Harte asked, “Whiteface Mountain in Lake Placid, NY has 34 of snow on Memorial weekend. Nobel winner, Al Gore, says Arctic will be snow free in 15 month?”

Heh. Well, Jerry, I guess if those lyin’ polar bears need more snow, we can just send ’em to New York.

The same snowstorm hit across the border in Vermont, with reports of over nine inches of snow on Mt. Mansfield and over a foot of snow at Stowe, VT, another ski resort town.

In any event, the beautiful snowfall made for some remarkable photographs.

The Memorial Day Weekend party had just gotten started at this point, with a measly 18 inches of snowfall:

Now you’re talking. A dramatic photo from Whiteface near Lake Placid as the snowfall closed in on a depth of three feet:

And, of course, you don’t know social media if you think Twitter can resist the almost mandatory climate change jokes:

How would you like the New York three feet of snow for your Memorial Day?

[snowstorm photo by Mrs. Gemstone via Flickr and Creative Commons]