First Flakes Falling in Ski Country!

Mother Nature brought a dusting of snow on the peaks around Aspen/Snowmass, bringing ski and snowboard season to the forefront of locals’ minds.  - ©Jeremy Swanson and Matt Hobbs

Mother Nature brought a dusting of snow on the peaks around Aspen/Snowmass, bringing ski and snowboard season to the forefront of locals’ minds.
Copyright: Jeremy Swanson and Matt Hobbs

Mother Nature brought a dusting of snow on the peaks around Aspen/Snowmass, bringing ski and snowboard season to the forefront of locals’ minds.  - ©Jeremy Swanson and Matt Hobbs
More than a dusting for Snowbird's first snowfall - ©Matt Crawley

More than a dusting for Snowbird's first snowfall
Copyright: Matt Crawley

More than a dusting for Snowbird's first snowfall - ©Matt Crawley
#HellYeah!

#HellYeah!

#HellYeah!
Lovin' the first snow in Whistler - ©Mitch Winton/coastphoto.com

Lovin' the first snow in Whistler
Copyright: Mitch Winton/coastphoto.com

Lovin' the first snow in Whistler - ©Mitch Winton/coastphoto.com
Jackson Hole lookin good during the first storm

Jackson Hole lookin good during the first storm

Jackson Hole lookin good during the first storm
Farewell fall and welcome winter!

Farewell fall and welcome winter!

Farewell fall and welcome winter!
Today is a POWDERhorn Day!

Today is a POWDERhorn Day!

Today is a POWDERhorn Day!
First snow of the season christened Powderhorn

First snow of the season christened Powderhorn

First snow of the season christened Powderhorn
Copper Mountain gettin' there... - ©Tripp Fay/ Copper Mountain Resort

Copper Mountain gettin' there...
Copyright: Tripp Fay/ Copper Mountain Resort

Copper Mountain gettin' there... - ©Tripp Fay/ Copper Mountain Resort
More snow for Copper Mountain! - ©Tripp Fay/ Copper Mountain Resort

More snow for Copper Mountain!
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More snow for Copper Mountain! - ©Tripp Fay/ Copper Mountain Resort
Copper Mountain - ©Tripp Fay/ Copper Mountain Resort

Copper Mountain
Copyright: Tripp Fay/ Copper Mountain Resort

Copper Mountain - ©Tripp Fay/ Copper Mountain Resort
Copper Mountain, reflecting. - ©Tripp Fay/ Copper Mountain Resort

Copper Mountain, reflecting.
Copyright: Tripp Fay/ Copper Mountain Resort

Copper Mountain, reflecting. - ©Tripp Fay/ Copper Mountain Resort
Aspen Mountain’s Silver Queen Gondola is running this weekend with free rides to the top Saturday and Sunday. - ©Jeremy Swanson

Aspen Mountain’s Silver Queen Gondola is running this weekend with free rides to the top Saturday and Sunday.
Copyright: Jeremy Swanson

Aspen Mountain’s Silver Queen Gondola is running this weekend with free rides to the top Saturday and Sunday. - ©Jeremy Swanson
Aspen Mountain and Snowmass are scheduled to open for the ski season Thanksgiving Day, and Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk will open in early December. The Aspen/Snowmass Classic Pass in on sale this weekend at Christy Sports in Cherry Creek. - ©Jeremy Swanson

Aspen Mountain and Snowmass are scheduled to open for the ski season Thanksgiving Day, and Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk will open in early December. The Aspen/Snowmass Classic Pass in on sale this weekend at Christy Sports in Cherry Creek.
Copyright: Jeremy Swanson

Aspen Mountain and Snowmass are scheduled to open for the ski season Thanksgiving Day, and Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk will open in early December. The Aspen/Snowmass Classic Pass in on sale this weekend at Christy Sports in Cherry Creek. - ©Jeremy Swanson
A fast moving storm swept through Aspen/Snowmass overnight leaving up to 5 inches of new snow on the slopes, with cold temperatures and snow showers expected throughout the day today. - ©Jeremy Swanson

A fast moving storm swept through Aspen/Snowmass overnight leaving up to 5 inches of new snow on the slopes, with cold temperatures and snow showers expected throughout the day today.
Copyright: Jeremy Swanson

A fast moving storm swept through Aspen/Snowmass overnight leaving up to 5 inches of new snow on the slopes, with cold temperatures and snow showers expected throughout the day today. - ©Jeremy Swanson
Still preseason, but it's starting to look like mid-winter up on the mountains!  - ©Mitch Winton/coastphoto.com

Still preseason, but it's starting to look like mid-winter up on the mountains!
Copyright: Mitch Winton/coastphoto.com

Still preseason, but it's starting to look like mid-winter up on the mountains!  - ©Mitch Winton/coastphoto.com
First snow for Whistler Blackcomb - ©Mitch Winton/coastphoto.com

First snow for Whistler Blackcomb
Copyright: Mitch Winton/coastphoto.com

First snow for Whistler Blackcomb - ©Mitch Winton/coastphoto.com
Whistler catching the edge of a huge storm - ©Mitch Winton/coastphoto.com

Whistler catching the edge of a huge storm
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Whistler catching the edge of a huge storm - ©Mitch Winton/coastphoto.com
Whistler Blackcomb feelin' the preseason winter stoke - ©Mitch Winton/coastphoto.com

Whistler Blackcomb feelin' the preseason winter stoke
Copyright: Mitch Winton/coastphoto.com

Whistler Blackcomb feelin' the preseason winter stoke - ©Mitch Winton/coastphoto.com
Whistler already off to a good snow start - ©Mitch Winton/coastphoto.com

Whistler already off to a good snow start
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Whistler already off to a good snow start - ©Mitch Winton/coastphoto.com
59 days until Whistler opening day! - ©Mitch Winton/coastphoto.com

59 days until Whistler opening day!
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59 days until Whistler opening day! - ©Mitch Winton/coastphoto.com
Big ol' flakes make their way down at Sunlight

Big ol' flakes make their way down at Sunlight

Big ol' flakes make their way down at Sunlight
Dumping in Jackson Hole

Dumping in Jackson Hole

Dumping in Jackson Hole
A frosty day up at Northstar

A frosty day up at Northstar

A frosty day up at Northstar
Looks like more in store for Northstar

Looks like more in store for Northstar

Looks like more in store for Northstar
First signs of winter on Northstar’s slopes. The ski season is expected to kick off at Northstar on November 22 this year, weather permitting.

First signs of winter on Northstar’s slopes. The ski season is expected to kick off at Northstar on November 22 this year, weather permitting.

First signs of winter on Northstar’s slopes. The ski season is expected to kick off at Northstar on November 22 this year, weather permitting.
The second snow of the season dusted the Tahoe region overnight.

The second snow of the season dusted the Tahoe region overnight.

The second snow of the season dusted the Tahoe region overnight.
Gondola goers like what they see so far at Snowbird - ©Matt Crawley

Gondola goers like what they see so far at Snowbird
Copyright: Matt Crawley

Gondola goers like what they see so far at Snowbird - ©Matt Crawley
Snow falls as ski season nears - ©Matt Crawley

Snow falls as ski season nears
Copyright: Matt Crawley

Snow falls as ski season nears - ©Matt Crawley
Looks like Christmas in September at Snowbird - ©Matt Crawley

Looks like Christmas in September at Snowbird
Copyright: Matt Crawley

Looks like Christmas in September at Snowbird - ©Matt Crawley
Snowy Mammoth - ©Discover Mammoth

Snowy Mammoth
Copyright: Discover Mammoth

Snowy Mammoth - ©Discover Mammoth
Cool shot from Mammoth - ©Discover Mammoth

Cool shot from Mammoth
Copyright: Discover Mammoth

Cool shot from Mammoth - ©Discover Mammoth
Debut snowfall at Mammoth - ©Discover Mammoth

Debut snowfall at Mammoth
Copyright: Discover Mammoth

Debut snowfall at Mammoth - ©Discover Mammoth
The first snow of the season fell on Mammoth Mountain, with about an inch at Canyon lodge, 2–3 inches at Main Lodge and 4–6 inches up top. The snow comes at a fitting time, with Mammoth announcing its opening day: November 7th.  - ©Discover Mammoth

The first snow of the season fell on Mammoth Mountain, with about an inch at Canyon lodge, 2–3 inches at Main Lodge and 4–6 inches up top. The snow comes at a fitting time, with Mammoth announcing its opening day: November 7th.
Copyright: Discover Mammoth

The first snow of the season fell on Mammoth Mountain, with about an inch at Canyon lodge, 2–3 inches at Main Lodge and 4–6 inches up top. The snow comes at a fitting time, with Mammoth announcing its opening day: November 7th.  - ©Discover Mammoth
Snowfall at Snowbird - ©Matt Crawley

Snowfall at Snowbird
Copyright: Matt Crawley

Snowfall at Snowbird - ©Matt Crawley
A nice white coat for Alta

A nice white coat for Alta

A nice white coat for Alta
Blue skies, white peaks at Alta

Blue skies, white peaks at Alta

Blue skies, white peaks at Alta
Snow paints the mountain near the new Four Points Lodge at Steamboat

Snow paints the mountain near the new Four Points Lodge at Steamboat

Snow paints the mountain near the new Four Points Lodge at Steamboat
Copper Mountain sees snow - ©Tripp Fay

Copper Mountain sees snow
Copyright: Tripp Fay

Copper Mountain sees snow - ©Tripp Fay
Snow in September! - ©Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

Snow in September!
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Snow in September! - ©Arapahoe Basin Ski Area
Preseason snow for Arapahoe Basin  - ©Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

Preseason snow for Arapahoe Basin
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Preseason snow for Arapahoe Basin  - ©Arapahoe Basin Ski Area
Arapahoe Basin first snow of the season - ©Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

Arapahoe Basin first snow of the season
Copyright: Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

Arapahoe Basin first snow of the season - ©Arapahoe Basin Ski Area
First snow at Copper - ©Tripp Fay

First snow at Copper
Copyright: Tripp Fay

First snow at Copper - ©Tripp Fay
Snowfall in Steamboat

Snowfall in Steamboat

Snowfall in Steamboat
Fall and winter at the same time for Winter Park - ©Brad Torchia

Fall and winter at the same time for Winter Park
Copyright: Brad Torchia

Fall and winter at the same time for Winter Park - ©Brad Torchia
Snow coats Winter Park - ©Mark Hoolsema

Snow coats Winter Park
Copyright: Mark Hoolsema

Snow coats Winter Park - ©Mark Hoolsema
Snowy September for Winter Park - ©Brad Torchia

Snowy September for Winter Park
Copyright: Brad Torchia

Snowy September for Winter Park - ©Brad Torchia
It's only September, and Breck already looks prime to ski - ©Liam Doran

It's only September, and Breck already looks prime to ski
Copyright: Liam Doran

It's only September, and Breck already looks prime to ski - ©Liam Doran
First snow for The Boat

First snow for The Boat

First snow for The Boat
A light dusting of snow graced the top of Heavenly's Gondola. Who's excited about Opening Day on November 22?  - ©Heavenly Mountain Resort

A light dusting of snow graced the top of Heavenly's Gondola. Who's excited about Opening Day on November 22?
Copyright: Heavenly Mountain Resort

A light dusting of snow graced the top of Heavenly's Gondola. Who's excited about Opening Day on November 22?  - ©Heavenly Mountain Resort
Nice to see white among the fall colors this year - ©Liam Doran

Nice to see white among the fall colors this year
Copyright: Liam Doran

Nice to see white among the fall colors this year - ©Liam Doran
Breck's first snow - ©Liam Doran

Breck's first snow
Copyright: Liam Doran

Breck's first snow - ©Liam Doran
Snowy fall in Breck - ©Liam Doran

Snowy fall in Breck
Copyright: Liam Doran

Snowy fall in Breck - ©Liam Doran
The first reminder that the season is on the horizon and lifts will start spinning in just over two months.  - ©Jeremy Swanson and Matt Hobbs

The first reminder that the season is on the horizon and lifts will start spinning in just over two months.
Copyright: Jeremy Swanson and Matt Hobbs

The first reminder that the season is on the horizon and lifts will start spinning in just over two months.  - ©Jeremy Swanson and Matt Hobbs
Snowmass and Aspen Mountain will open November 28, 2013 and Aspen/Snowmass will kick off the season and celebrate with Thanksjibbing, a ski and snowboard rail jam competition at Snowmass.   - ©Jeremy Swanson and Matt Hobbs

Snowmass and Aspen Mountain will open November 28, 2013 and Aspen/Snowmass will kick off the season and celebrate with Thanksjibbing, a ski and snowboard rail jam competition at Snowmass.
Copyright: Jeremy Swanson and Matt Hobbs

Snowmass and Aspen Mountain will open November 28, 2013 and Aspen/Snowmass will kick off the season and celebrate with Thanksjibbing, a ski and snowboard rail jam competition at Snowmass.   - ©Jeremy Swanson and Matt Hobbs
First snow dusts Mammoth Mountain  - ©Discover Mammoth

First snow dusts Mammoth Mountain
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First snow dusts Mammoth Mountain  - ©Discover Mammoth
Snow at Heavenly's Tamarack Lodge 9.22.13 - ©Heavenly Mountain Resort

Snow at Heavenly's Tamarack Lodge 9.22.13
Copyright: Heavenly Mountain Resort

Snow at Heavenly's Tamarack Lodge 9.22.13 - ©Heavenly Mountain Resort
While raining at lake level, it began snowing at the top of Heavenly Mountain Resort. Photo from Heavenly's new snow stake and camera located near the top of Dipper Express. - ©Heavenly Mountain Resort

While raining at lake level, it began snowing at the top of Heavenly Mountain Resort. Photo from Heavenly's new snow stake and camera located near the top of Dipper Express.
Copyright: Heavenly Mountain Resort

While raining at lake level, it began snowing at the top of Heavenly Mountain Resort. Photo from Heavenly's new snow stake and camera located near the top of Dipper Express. - ©Heavenly Mountain Resort
First snow at Heavenly’s Sky Express, 9.21.13 - ©Heavenly Mountain Resort

First snow at Heavenly’s Sky Express, 9.21.13
Copyright: Heavenly Mountain Resort

First snow at Heavenly’s Sky Express, 9.21.13 - ©Heavenly Mountain Resort

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