The first day of spring in Lake Placid, New York, was exactly as Charles Dickens described, hot in the sun, but cold in the shade. We greeted the new season with a chilly but snowless walk around Mirror Lake, the centerpiece of this mountain village perched on the edge of a new identity as a snowless winter sports capital of the world.
It is a relief to bid a bitter farewell to the worst winter on record in Lake Placid for those of us who love winter snow sports. Good riddance and let’s get on with it. Here’s to warm sunny days, flowers, green grass and leaves, and a new season of outdoor fun.