Spring snow won’t impact Lake Placid activities; Summer in full swing
In the spring and fall it can happen: the strange, substantial snowstorm at higher elevations that actually has no impact on our Adirondack villages. Such was the case over the Memorial Day weekend as rainfall and warmer temperatures in the Lake Placid region below 2,500 feet only helped green up our environment.
It’s all elevation and temperature sensitive. There never was any snow on the ground in Lake Placid. With the mercury some 10-15 degrees colder in the high peaks, it translated into abundant snow at elevations above 2,500 feet providing some spectacular views of the mountains. Lake Placid is perched at approximately 1,750 feet.
Throughout the two-day weather event, people occupying the social media landscape were overcome with the snow that was only experienced by a small percentage of people.
In the meantime, spring and summer activities continue as usual as you can see in these images that were taken this morning and afternoon (May 27).
There was lots of hustle and bustle on Main Street in Lake Placid during the holiday, despite the rain.
The award-winning golf course at the Whiteface Club and Resort had activity, highlighted by a dozen players from Montreal, undeterred, who played 36 holes daily on Friday and Saturday (May 24-25).
In fact, as soon as the sun emerged late Sunday afternoon, golfers started to make their way to clubhouses and course parking lots. A number of them were equipped with clubs and cameras for the photo ops.
Monday was a continuation with blue skies, the sounds of lawn mowers and the scent of freshly cut grass.
So while it is white at the top of our 46 Adirondack peaks, it is a verdant green and warm down below. The sun is out, the rivers are rushing, lakes are glistening, boats are in the water, bikers and hikers are out, golfers are admiring nature, and The Cottage deck is open for lunch and dinner.
The week’s weather outlook will soon turn the recent blip into old news. Come enjoy everything we have to offer at this beautiful time of year. Temps will hit the 60s today, and are expected to rise above 80 by week’s end. But don’t forget your camera.
Photos from the top: Ausable River at Monument Falls, Whiteface Club Golf Course, MLI private beach)