Nor’easter Hits Lake Placid and the Adirondack Mountains

Schools and businesses in northern New York cancel classes and meetings.

Snow Day in the Adirondack Mountains 1-24-17

Everyone enjoys a snow day in the Adirondack Mountains.

I gaze at the zoomed-out radar, transfixed by the east to west twirling shades of blue. From soft baby to powerful deep navy blue, it delights. I will the dreaded green to stay on the edges of the swirling Nor’easter and pray the eddy’s snowy center will pause and get stuck over the Adirondack Mountains.

That might sound slightly dramatic, but this is what happens when a snow-starved skier tries to write about the year’s first Nor’easter in the Adirondack Mountains. Excuse me while I refresh the tab with the radar map. Fortunately for those of us who like snow sports, the Lake Placid region received about six inches of snow so far today, and it is still snowing. Sleet and freezing rain fell in the early morning before the precipitation changed to snow, so road conditions were treacherous. On the other hand, ski conditions at the region’s cross-country and downhill ski centers are excellent. It is finally a winter wonderland in the Adirondack Mountains again.

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