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Season's First Snowfall Blankets Slopes in Colorado, California, Wyoming

Copper Mountain Snowmaking

It won't be long now!

The first significant snowfall of the season has whitened the slopes of resorts in California, Wyoming and Colorado. Up to four inches of snow fell through parts of the West as September gave way to October, and combined with falling temperatures, snowmaking has begun at Colorado's Copper Mountain, as it prepares to once again host the U.S. Ski Team for fall training.

Snowmaking could begin any day now at both Loveland and Arapahoe Basin Ski Areas as both Colorado areas are expected to battle for "First To Open" bragging rights.

UPDATED Thursday, Oct. 2: Snowmaking is underway at Arapahoe Basin. 


Snowmaking is underway at Arapahoe Basin on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 / Arapahoe Basin Webcam Image

Squaw Valley 

First snowfall of the season at Squaw Valley / Squaw Valley Facebook Photo 

Loveland Ski Area 

First snowfall of the season at the 10,000-foot base of Loveland Ski Area / Loveland Ski Area Facebook Photo 


Looking down on I-70 from Loveland Pass / Loveland Ski Area Facebook Photo

 Jackson Hole 

Snow atop the tram at Jackson Hole / Jackson Hole Facebook PhotoCopper

Snowmaking is underway at Copper Mountain / Copper Mountain Facebook Photo

Copper Mountain 

First snowfall of the season at Copper Mountain / Copper Mountain Facebook Photo 

Arapahoe Basin

Arapahoe Basin covered in fresh snow! / Arapahoe Basin Facebook Photo 


Fresh snow at Steamboat on Wednesday, Oct. 1. / Steamboat Photo 



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