"Mother Nature decided to give Copper a taste of the beautiful white stuff that everyone has been waiting for all summer - the first dusting of snow. Copper plans to fire up the snowmaking guns for the 2011-12 season on Monday, Sept. 26 or as soon as the temps allow." said a statement from the resort.

"Breckenridge received its first snow last night and it's already beginning to feel a lot like winter.  The resort opens on 11/11/11 - so it's just eight weeks to go before it starts celebrating its 50th. Anniversary." said a statement from Vail Resorts.