Central and Southern Colorado saw its first dusting of snow yesterday. Elevations above 11,000 feet received approximately one to two inches of accumulation. Now, don't wax up your rock boards just yet—as this snowfall is only a preview of what's to come.
Breck's 10 Mile Range had a nice coating of the white stuff this morning. Photo Courtesy of Breckenridge Mountain Resort.
"I don't correlate early season snow with anything in particular, although it's definitely something fun to talk about at this point," Colorado-based Meteorologist Joel Gratz said. "It's a little teaser of winter in conjunction with the ski films that are just starting to roll out."
A-Basin reps see early season snow as a positive sign for a mid-October opening. Photo Courtesy of Arapahoe Basin/Kimberly Trembearth
Resorts stretching from the San Juans through Summit County received this first snowfall and it has people excited about the upcoming season.
"Snow is a positive sign of things to come and it gets us amped that cooler temperatures are coming and we can start to make snow ASAP," Arapahoe Basin Ski Area Spokesperson Kimberly Trembearth said. "This didn't happen as early last year. The Aspen leaves have been changing a bit earlier and it gets everyone excited."
Check out some of the early pics here and we'll make sure to post additioinal shots as more pour in.
Independence Pass. Photo Courtesy of Aspen Snowmass/Jeremy Swanson
And check out this video from Rex Lint up in Summit Country.