Snow in USA & Canada
10th September 2020
Last modified on September 18th, 2020
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.
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!!”
It’s looking pretty good over in Aspen.
It claims around 15cm.
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.
And it’s looking pretty tasty in Winter Park in 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.
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
Vail has seen a dusting.
And the lesser known resort of Purgatory.
It’s in the St Juan mountain range.
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.
Further north in Wyoming some snow has fallen too.
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.
See our full story on the fires threatening Mammoth Mountain here:
There has been some snow further north in Canada too.
We reported on the Canadian falls and preparations for a covid-19 season earlier this week.
And prior to that we looked at the early falls in Europe as well.
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.