Whiteface Mountain, N.Y. on Sunday

PHOTOS: Memorial Day Weekend Storm Slams Northeastern U.S. Ski Resorts

Wilmington, NY – Memorial Day Weekend is about honoring our nation’s veterans, but it’s also time for barbeques, hanging out by the lake and all of the other activities that accompany the start of the summer season, right?

Tell that to officials and summer visitors at many ski resorts across Upstate New York and northern New England, where up to 34 inches of snow fell in a freak late spring snowstorm weeks or months after all but one resort — Killington in Vermont — closed for the ski and snowboard season.

Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) officials measured 34 inches of snow high on Whiteface Mountain near the Adirondack Mountain town of Lake Placid, N.Y., drawing snowplows back out to once again clear the Veterans Memorial Highway to the mountain’s 4,865-foot summit. Ski resorts across Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine also reported snowfall from Saturday into Sunday, as shown in the photos below.

(All photos courtesy each respective resort)

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