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El Niño, El Gordo, El Powder in October!

A dusting of snow covered Loveland Ski Area in early October, 2015. - © Loveland Ski Area

A dusting of snow covered Loveland Ski Area in early October, 2015.
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A dusting of snow covered Loveland Ski Area in early October, 2015. - © Loveland Ski Area
Loveland looking good for opening this month! - © Loveland Ski Area

Loveland looking good for opening this month!
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Loveland looking good for opening this month! - © Loveland Ski Area
Lifts will be spinning soon at Mammoth Mountain. - © Peter Morning

Lifts will be spinning soon at Mammoth Mountain.
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Lifts will be spinning soon at Mammoth Mountain. - © Peter Morning
Mammoth is already getting the goods! - © Peter Morning

Mammoth is already getting the goods!
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Mammoth is already getting the goods! - © Peter Morning
A few more inches fell on Mammoth Mountain, early October. - © Peter Morning

A few more inches fell on Mammoth Mountain, early October.
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A few more inches fell on Mammoth Mountain, early October. - © Peter Morning
A little taste of what's to come this season at Mammoth. - © Peter Morning

A little taste of what's to come this season at Mammoth.
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A little taste of what's to come this season at Mammoth. - © Peter Morning
The staff at Copper Mountain is already hard at work getting read to open. - © Tripp Fay, Copper Mountain Resort

The staff at Copper Mountain is already hard at work getting read to open.
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The staff at Copper Mountain is already hard at work getting read to open. - © Tripp Fay, Copper Mountain Resort
Low temperatures made it possible for snowmaking guns to fire up on the trail Andy’s Encore at Copper Mountain. - © Tripp Fay, Copper Mountain Resort

Low temperatures made it possible for snowmaking guns to fire up on the trail Andy’s Encore at Copper Mountain.
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Low temperatures made it possible for snowmaking guns to fire up on the trail Andy’s Encore at Copper Mountain. - © Tripp Fay, Copper Mountain Resort
Copper is scheduled to open in less than one month on November 6th. - © Tripp Fay, Copper Mountain Resort

Copper is scheduled to open in less than one month on November 6th.
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Copper is scheduled to open in less than one month on November 6th. - © Tripp Fay, Copper Mountain Resort
Silverton Mountain, October 6, 2015 - © Silverton Mountain

Silverton Mountain, October 6, 2015
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Silverton Mountain, October 6, 2015 - © Silverton Mountain
El Gordo is known locally in Silverton to be a much stronger version of El Niño. - © Silverton Mountain

El Gordo is known locally in Silverton to be a much stronger version of El Niño.
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El Gordo is known locally in Silverton to be a much stronger version of El Niño. - © Silverton Mountain
The first ski area turns of the Colorado 2015/16 ski season were made today on a fresh blanket of snow covering Colorado’s highest elevation ski area. - © Silverton Mountain

The first ski area turns of the Colorado 2015/16 ski season were made today on a fresh blanket of snow covering Colorado’s highest elevation ski area.
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The first ski area turns of the Colorado 2015/16 ski season were made today on a fresh blanket of snow covering Colorado’s highest elevation ski area. - © Silverton Mountain
Some lucky Silverton ski and snowboard patrollers had the opportunity to jump on the chairlift today. - © Silverton Mountain

Some lucky Silverton ski and snowboard patrollers had the opportunity to jump on the chairlift today.
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Some lucky Silverton ski and snowboard patrollers had the opportunity to jump on the chairlift today. - © Silverton Mountain
Silverton's official start of the ski season is slated for December but if the snow keeps up at this pace that date could be pushed up.  - © Silverton Mountain

Silverton's official start of the ski season is slated for December but if the snow keeps up at this pace that date could be pushed up.
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Silverton's official start of the ski season is slated for December but if the snow keeps up at this pace that date could be pushed up.  - © Silverton Mountain
The large low pressure system, El Gordo, spinning over Silverton Mountain during the past couple of days continues to drop heavy snow on the slopes. - © Silverton Mountain

The large low pressure system, El Gordo, spinning over Silverton Mountain during the past couple of days continues to drop heavy snow on the slopes.
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The large low pressure system, El Gordo, spinning over Silverton Mountain during the past couple of days continues to drop heavy snow on the slopes. - © Silverton Mountain

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