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Photo Credit: Monarch Mountain Resort.

It’s may still be summer but there's plenty of fresh powder blanketing the slopes of Colorado.

The first major snowstorm of the season slammed into parts of the state from Tuesday into Thursday, bringing a heavy white flakes to many ski slopes.

Ski resorts, including Breckenridge, Vail, Arapahoe Basin, reported 2 to 10 inches of fresh mountain flakes, with Monarch Mountain appearing to lead ski country with a reported 18 inches of fresh powder.

While many Coloradans are excited to get back on the slopes after being cut short last season by the COVID-19 pandemic, the ski resorts seem to be just as eager to get things rolling. Here's a look what they had to say following the big shower:

While it's still coming down over the mountains and high valley areas, snow showers are likely to taper off by early Friday morning. The National Weather Service says additional snow accumulations can be expected for the Sawatch, San Juan, and Mosquito Mountains.

Editor's Note: Winter is almost here. Be prepared for snowy roads. Here's what you need to know about the traction laws in Colorado. Before heading out, be sure to always check CDOT’s Facebook, Twitter (@coloradodot) or cotrip.org for closures and delays on highways and roads across Colorado. 

Breanna Sneeringer writes about news, adventure, and more for OutThere Colorado as a Digital Content Producer. She is an avid adventure seeker and wildflower enthusiast. Breanna joined OutThere Colorado in September 2018.

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