Photo Gallery: Snow Coming Down, Excitement Going Up

23rd September 2013 | Heather B. Fried

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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
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
Copper Mountain - ©Tripp Fay/ Copper Mountain Resort

Copper Mountain
Copyright: Tripp Fay/ Copper Mountain Resort

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

More snow for Copper Mountain!
Copyright: Tripp Fay/ Copper Mountain Resort

More snow for 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
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
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
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
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 already off to a good snow start - ©Mitch Winton/coastphoto.com

Whistler already off to a good snow start
Copyright: Mitch Winton/coastphoto.com

Whistler already off to a good snow start - ©Mitch Winton/coastphoto.com
Whistler catching the edge of a huge storm - ©Mitch Winton/coastphoto.com

Whistler catching the edge of a huge storm
Copyright: Mitch Winton/coastphoto.com

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
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
59 days until Whistler opening day! - ©Mitch Winton/coastphoto.com

59 days until Whistler opening day!
Copyright: Mitch Winton/coastphoto.com

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
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.
A frosty day up at Northstar

A frosty day up at Northstar

A frosty day up at Northstar

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