Snow Blankets Ski Resorts as Season Draws Near

Loveland's lovable Parker the Snow Dog soaks up the pre-season feeling as Loveland readies its slopes to open. - ©Dustin Schaefer

Loveland's lovable Parker the Snow Dog soaks up the pre-season feeling as Loveland readies its slopes to open.
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Loveland's lovable Parker the Snow Dog soaks up the pre-season feeling as Loveland readies its slopes to open. - ©Dustin Schaefer
Colorado turning its first chairs of the 2017/2018 season on Oct. 13. - ©Dave Camara/Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

Colorado turning its first chairs of the 2017/2018 season on Oct. 13.
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Colorado turning its first chairs of the 2017/2018 season on Oct. 13. - ©Dave Camara/Arapahoe Basin Ski Area
Not bad for September. - ©Peter Morning/Mammoth Mountain

Not bad for September.
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Not bad for September. - ©Peter Morning/Mammoth Mountain
Copper Mountain Resort after a big early season dump. - ©Tripp Fay, Copper Mountain Resort

Copper Mountain Resort after a big early season dump.
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Copper Mountain Resort after a big early season dump. - ©Tripp Fay, Copper Mountain Resort
A Silverton Mountain skier scores some of the first powder turns of the season. - ©Courtesy of Silverton Mountain

A Silverton Mountain skier scores some of the first powder turns of the season.
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A Silverton Mountain skier scores some of the first powder turns of the season. - ©Courtesy of Silverton Mountain
Winter Park showing off its fall colors. - ©Carl Frey

Winter Park showing off its fall colors.
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Winter Park showing off its fall colors. - ©Carl Frey
September at Mt. Bachelor . . . seriously? - ©Mt. Bachelor

September at Mt. Bachelor . . . seriously?
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September at Mt. Bachelor . . . seriously? - ©Mt. Bachelor
Jackson Hole welcoming in the first snow of the winter. - ©Courtesy of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Jackson Hole welcoming in the first snow of the winter.
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Jackson Hole welcoming in the first snow of the winter. - ©Courtesy of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
Looking like winter already at Mammoth. - ©Peter Morning / MMSA

Looking like winter already at Mammoth.
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Looking like winter already at Mammoth. - ©Peter Morning / MMSA
Park City Mountain Resort base area caught between seasons.  - ©Park City Mountain Resort

Park City Mountain Resort base area caught between seasons.
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Park City Mountain Resort base area caught between seasons.  - ©Park City Mountain Resort
Arizona Snowbowl making snow in all the right places. - ©Arizona Snowbowl

Arizona Snowbowl making snow in all the right places.
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Arizona Snowbowl making snow in all the right places. - ©Arizona Snowbowl
Fall colors at Solitude. - ©Sherri Harkin

Fall colors at Solitude.
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Fall colors at Solitude. - ©Sherri Harkin
Arapahoe Basin working on an early base. - ©Bill LeClair

Arapahoe Basin working on an early base.
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Arapahoe Basin working on an early base. - ©Bill LeClair
Deer Valley after a September snow.  - ©Deer Valley

Deer Valley after a September snow.
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Deer Valley after a September snow.  - ©Deer Valley
Parker strikes a fall pose at Loveland Ski Area. - ©Dustin Schaefer

Parker strikes a fall pose at Loveland Ski Area.
Copyright: Dustin Schaefer

Parker strikes a fall pose at Loveland Ski Area. - ©Dustin Schaefer

Resort: Loveland