Snow Still Goin' as First Ski Resorts Open

14th October 2013 | Heather B. Fried

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Amazing shot from Jackson Hole.

Amazing shot from Jackson Hole.

Amazing shot from Jackson Hole.
Exactly two weeks from Opening Day and things are looking good at Winter Park Resort with about three inches of snow overnight and more on the way this week. - ©Photo courtesy Brad Torchia

Exactly two weeks from Opening Day and things are looking good at Winter Park Resort with about three inches of snow overnight and more on the way this week.
Copyright: Photo courtesy Brad Torchia

Exactly two weeks from Opening Day and things are looking good at Winter Park Resort with about three inches of snow overnight and more on the way this week. - ©Photo courtesy Brad Torchia
Snowmaking operations going strong at Winter Park for the last week and a half, meaning conditions on November 13 should be excellent.  - ©Photo courtesy Brad Torchia

Snowmaking operations going strong at Winter Park for the last week and a half, meaning conditions on November 13 should be excellent.
Copyright: Photo courtesy Brad Torchia

Snowmaking operations going strong at Winter Park for the last week and a half, meaning conditions on November 13 should be excellent.  - ©Photo courtesy Brad Torchia
Snowy fall for Aspen/Snowmass. - ©Jeremy Swanson

Snowy fall for Aspen/Snowmass.
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Snowy fall for Aspen/Snowmass. - ©Jeremy Swanson
Aspen/Snowmass has now seen more than 30 inches of snow in October.  - ©Jeremy Swanson

Aspen/Snowmass has now seen more than 30 inches of snow in October.
Copyright: Jeremy Swanson

Aspen/Snowmass has now seen more than 30 inches of snow in October.  - ©Jeremy Swanson
Starting on November 1, pending low temperatures, snow guns will start firing to perfect the slopes for Opening Day on Thursday, Thanksgiving, November 28.  - ©Aspen/Snowmass

Starting on November 1, pending low temperatures, snow guns will start firing to perfect the slopes for Opening Day on Thursday, Thanksgiving, November 28.
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Starting on November 1, pending low temperatures, snow guns will start firing to perfect the slopes for Opening Day on Thursday, Thanksgiving, November 28.  - ©Aspen/Snowmass
They may not be open yet, but Caroline Gleich is already skiing powder at Alta - ©Eric Fabbri

They may not be open yet, but Caroline Gleich is already skiing powder at Alta
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They may not be open yet, but Caroline Gleich is already skiing powder at Alta - ©Eric Fabbri
Steamboat train depot   - ©Shannon Lukens

Steamboat train depot
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Steamboat train depot   - ©Shannon Lukens
The Lake Louise Ski Resort and Sunshine Village are scheduled to open on November 8th. However in true form, the mighty Mt. Norquay may sneak in with an even earlier opening, slated for November 1st, to steal the title of the first resort in Canada to open!

The Lake Louise Ski Resort and Sunshine Village are scheduled to open on November 8th. However in true form, the mighty Mt. Norquay may sneak in with an even earlier opening, slated for November 1st, to steal the title of the first resort in Canada to open!
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The Lake Louise Ski Resort and Sunshine Village are scheduled to open on November 8th. However in true form, the mighty Mt. Norquay may sneak in with an even earlier opening, slated for November 1st, to steal the title of the first resort in Canada to open!
Snow continues to come down at Snowshoe - ©Snowshoe Mountain Resort

Snow continues to come down at Snowshoe
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Snow continues to come down at Snowshoe - ©Snowshoe Mountain Resort
Snowshoe Mountain first snow - ©Snowshoe Mountain Resort

Snowshoe Mountain first snow
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Snowshoe Mountain first snow - ©Snowshoe Mountain Resort
Snow at Sipapu kicks off the official start to snowmaking season - ©Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort

Snow at Sipapu kicks off the official start to snowmaking season
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Snow at Sipapu kicks off the official start to snowmaking season - ©Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort
After getting blanketed with 6 inches of snow, Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort officially began snowmaking operations as the resort prepares to be the first ski area open in New Mexico (Opening Day is slated for November 16) - ©Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort

After getting blanketed with 6 inches of snow, Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort officially began snowmaking operations as the resort prepares to be the first ski area open in New Mexico (Opening Day is slated for November 16)
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After getting blanketed with 6 inches of snow, Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort officially began snowmaking operations as the resort prepares to be the first ski area open in New Mexico (Opening Day is slated for November 16) - ©Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort
Gettin some at Alta - ©Carl Heath

Gettin some at Alta
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Gettin some at Alta - ©Carl Heath
People went bananas for A-Basin opening day - ©Dave Camara/Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

People went bananas for A-Basin opening day
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People went bananas for A-Basin opening day - ©Dave Camara/Arapahoe Basin Ski Area
Beastly tele turns at A-Basin - ©Dave Camara/Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

Beastly tele turns at A-Basin
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Beastly tele turns at A-Basin - ©Dave Camara/Arapahoe Basin Ski Area
From fall to winter overnight at Angel Fire Resort - ©Angel Fire Resort

From fall to winter overnight at Angel Fire Resort
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From fall to winter overnight at Angel Fire Resort - ©Angel Fire Resort
New Mexico snow - ©Angel Fire Resort

New Mexico snow
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New Mexico snow - ©Angel Fire Resort
Snow stackin up at Angel Fire - ©Angel Fire Resort

Snow stackin up at Angel Fire
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Snow stackin up at Angel Fire - ©Angel Fire Resort
As much as 9 inches at the top of the mountain; 6 inches of powder at the base - ©Angel Fire Resort

As much as 9 inches at the top of the mountain; 6 inches of powder at the base
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As much as 9 inches at the top of the mountain; 6 inches of powder at the base - ©Angel Fire Resort
A solid early snow fell in Telluride

A solid early snow fell in Telluride

A solid early snow fell in Telluride

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