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