A massive blizzard dubbed "Snowzilla" dumped 68cm of snow in New York’s Central Park, and paralysed Washington DC over the weekend.
Near-record-breaking snowfall was piling up in cities up and down the East Coast, and as the storm ended, thousands came out to enjoy the fresh snow.
Here's a look at some of the antics people got up to:
Casey Neistat, who runs a popular YouTube channel, went snowboarding on the streets of New York on Saturday. He did not have rope so he resorted to using a 30-foot (9m) HDMI cable, he told Buzzfeed. He cruised through Times Square raising an American flag, and performed stunts with a friend who skied. His video had more than 18 million views on Facebook by Monday (Jan 25).
Mr Neistat and his friend were not the only ones who broke out a snowboard and skis.https://www.instagram.com/p/BA5VJW8p52-/?taken-by=ruffusl
Others went snow diving and swimming in the powdery snow.
Dancers boogied in the snow.
In West Virginia, the thick layer of snow became a makeshift freezer.https://twitter.com/BlakePindell/status/691385623022800897
And it wasn't just humans having fun. Videos captured a Giant Panda at the Washington National Zoo frolicking in the snow.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mii1E46Tn8
Dogs revelled in the cold weather.
So did this Tyrannosaurus Rex.
Princess Elsa from Disney cartoon Frozen came out for a spin too.