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Snow in USA & Canada

The first lift assisted skiing has happened in Colorado after some autumn snow. The ski patrol has been out in Wolf Creek as other resorts see some September snow. Check out our images & videos as winter approaches.

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Colorado has seen some of the best falls with a sharp drop in temperatures.

Last weekend Denver recorded a temperature of 102 degrees, and by Wednesday it was snowing in the city.

The first turns of the season have been made in Wolf Creek.

They are the first lift assisted ones that we know of in North America.

“Pre-Season-checking out the slopes at Wolf Creek, CO on 9.11.20,” said a post on Facebook.

“Crazy winter storm came through blanketing 15” of very wet snow on the slopes. Let’s get ready for some Autumn skiing!!”

Wolf Creek, Colorado

Wolf Creek, Colorado

Wolf Creek, Colorado

Wolf Creek, Colorado

Wolf Creek, Colorado

Wolf Creek, Colorado

Wolf Creek, Colorado

Wolf Creek, Colorado

Wolf Creek, Colorado

Wolf Creek, Colorado

It’s looking pretty good over in Aspen.

It claims around 15cm.

Aspen, Colorado

Aspen, Colorado

Aspen, Colorado

Aspen, Colorado

And this one by Dan Bayer is stunning.

“Bird’s eye view of our first snow of the season,” says the resort in its Facebook page.

Aspen, Colorado

Aspen, Colorado

And it’s looking pretty tasty in Winter Park in Colorado.

Winter Park, Colorado

Winter Park, Colorado

Winter Park, Colorado

Winter Park, Colorado

Winter Park, Colorado

Winter Park, Colorado

The autumn snow has also fallen at the Colorado Gator Farm at Mosca.

And the animals seem to be enjoying it as we have reported here.

Colorado Gator Farm

Colorado Gator Farm

Monarch Pass, above the Monarch ski resort saw almost 30cm.

It was pretty decent in the resort too.

And it is still snowing so we expect the totals to rise

Monarch, Colorado

Monarch, Colorado

Vail has seen a dusting.

Vail, Colorado

Vail, Colorado

And the lesser known resort of Purgatory.

Purgatory, Colorado

Purgatory, Colorado

It’s in the St Juan mountain range.

St Juan mountains, Colorado

St Juan mountains, Colorado

Snow is  falling in Arapahoe Basin, and the resort is scheduled to open in  late October or early November.

It is usually one of the first resorts in the USA to fire up its lifts.

Arapahoe Basin, Colorado

Arapahoe Basin, Colorado

Further north in Wyoming some snow has fallen too.

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

However, spare a thought for Mammoth Mountain in California.

It would dearly love to see some snow.

Instead it is seeing flames as the wildfires have closed the resort as firefighters battle the blazes.

Creek Fire, California, September 2020

Creek Fire, California, September 2020 – photo Noticias Univision 21 Fresno

See our full story on the fires threatening Mammoth Mountain here:

Mammoth Mountain closed due to extreme fire danger

There has been some snow further north in Canada too.

Sunshine Village, Canada

Sunshine Village, Canada

Lake Louise, Canada

Lake Louise, Canada

Mt Norquay, Canada

Mt Norquay, Canada

We reported on the Canadian falls and preparations for a covid-19 season earlier this week.

First snow in Canada as Covid-19 rules released

And prior to that we looked at the early falls in Europe as well.

First snow in the Alps, the Pyrenees, the Rockies and beyond

As we said, none of it will have any influence on the snowpack next winter as it will melt.

But it is still good to see if you happen to love snow…. We do.

Check back for some more images and videos later.

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