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:
Don't put your snorkel away just yet 🤿 Be sure to pack yours with an Epic Pass. Click the link in bio to get yours before 9/17.— Breckenridge Resort (@breckenridgemtn) September 10, 2020
The snow stake and other snow reporting resources will be available as we approach Opening Day Nov 13. #EpicTogether #Breck pic.twitter.com/OQoo91Jqbp
Ahh September in the mountains. ❄️🤣 80 degrees & summertime yesterday, winter today, and fall the rest of the month. Last call for fall activities and operations will be up and running through September 27th when we thaw out in a couple days 🤣🥶🤷 pic.twitter.com/nryD4j6myD— Copper Mountain (@CopperMtn) September 8, 2020
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.