We’ve seen some gut-wrenching damage to mountain communities this summer, including in Vermont and in Sweeden. The latest tragedy occurred in New York state.

This week, an EF-3 tornado landed in Lewis County, which is home to Snow Ridge. According to National Weather Service estimates, the tornado had a max speed of 140 mph, a length of 16 miles, and a maximum width of a giant seven hundred feet. In its path was Snow Ridge, which is known as the snowiest ski resort in New York.

On Tuesday, Snow Ridge went to social media to show the extent of the damage. Some of the casualties included a tree landing onto the cab of their Pisten Bully 200 snow groomer, the Little Mtn buildings and chairlift being wrecked, and the yurt being lost.

Surprisingly, ski resorts in New York are no stranger to tornados. In 2021, Woods Valley dealt with damage from one. The tornado at Woods Valley damaged the bottom terminal buildings of their lifts, snowmaking equipment, maintenance facility, lighting equipment, and magic carpet. They luckily were able to reopen for the 2021-22 season.

After the overwhelming response of gratitude from the skiing community, Snow Ridge said the following in the comments section:

“We can not begin to express our gratitude for the outpouring of support from our community. While we continue to assess the full damage, our hearts are warmed by the backing of everyone who has reached out to us and are willing to help us start this journey of rebuilding.

We will keep everyone updated on future plans of clean-up days in the coming days and weeks. Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts.

🤍 The Snow Ridge Family.”

We’ll keep you posted on how to help out Snow Ridge in their time of need.

Image Credits: Snow Ridge Ski Resort

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