Last week we saw the season’s first snow blanket ski resorts in Utah as well as accumulations on Mount Shasta, CA, Mount Hood Meadows, OR, and Mount Washington, NH. Today, it’s Colorado’s turn.
Snow accumulated above 11,000 feet at many Colorado ski areas and mountain peaks. Breckenridge, Copper, Arapahoe Basin have all shared pictures of snowy mountains, and webcams at Longs Peak and Pikes Peak show significant accumulations.
Denver meteorologist Chris Tomer forecasts even more snow as the week progresses.
The snow has arrived a little later in Colorado than the previous few years. Last year the first snow fell on August 16th, and on August 19th in 2021. In 2020 the first snow fell on August 29th; in 2019, the first snow didn’t arrive until September 12th.
Mount Hood Meadows, OR, Mount Washington, NH, Mount Shasta, CA, Sunshine Village Banff, AB, Pomerelle Mountain Resort, ID, and ski areas in Europe have all received snow in the last few weeks. Breckenridge did receive a dusting on Peak 6 on August 12th, but that was attributed to hail, not snow.
Ski season is less than 65 days away. Snowmaking is less than a month away.
Let the race to open begin!
The first sign of things to come 🍂❄️
— Aspen Snowmass (@AspenSnowmass) September 11, 2023