ADAMS -- Mount Greylock State Reservation reopened Monday morning after a weekend snow fall created slick roads leading to the summit.
A park staff member told The Eagle today that Summit Road and parking areas had to be plowed on Sunday but that most of the snow is melting off now, and guests are welcome to visit.
Peter Dudek is part of the management team at Bascom Lodge, located at the summit, where some hikers and staff sought refuge during the inclement weather.
"It's quite amazing with people building snowmen and everything up here," he said.
He estimated the actual snowfall to be only a few inches, with snow drifts up to six inches, but it was enough for people to be snowed in at the lodge.
Dudek said people made the best of it by playing in the snow. The lodge kept the kitchen open and served meals to hikers.
"This is a rare occurrence for Memorial Day weekend," Marge Wigglesworth, a clerk at the Mount Greylock Visitors Center, told The Eagle on Saturday, when the snow began.
The Memorial Day weekend storm dropped three feet of snow on a New York ski mountain near the Vermont boarder.
Whiteface Mountain spokesman Jon Lundin said 36 inches of white powder has blanketed the nearly 5,000-foot tall mountain in the Adirondacks. That has forced the Olympic Regional Development Authority to close Whiteface Veteran's Memorial Highway on the backside of the mountain.
Lundin says the snow began lightly falling Saturday and steadily dropped Sunday, finishing in the evening. He didn't know if the 3-foot snowfall was a record for Whiteface.
Burlington, Vt., National Weather Service meteorologist Mike Muccilli says the mountain experienced steady snow and gusty winds throughout the weekend.
He says Mount Mansfield, in Stowe, Vt., had 13.2 inches of snow Sunday, the latest in the season it's ever had a foot.