Thanks to Helen of Chalets USA for this update on Colorado resorts - winter will be here before we know it!
"It’s snowing in Colorado USA – September 2012!
There aren’t many months of the year that it doesn’t snow in Colorado - locals will tell you they’ve seen white flakes every month of the year and in a typical year it’s really only July & August that miss out.
This year is no different and bodes well for the upcoming ski season. Several Colorado resorts including high altitude resort Breckenridge & Winter Park saw dustings of snow on the peaks early September. This was followed by another storm 19 Sept and yet more 25 Sept which covered the bowl areas & many ski runs in the Winter Park / Mary Jane area.
While the Aspens in the valley are still turning their gorgeous yellow colour and tourists are visiting the turning trees, the slopes are starting to get a good covering ready for ski season. As usual Arapahoe Basin & Loveland ski areas are competing to be the first to start their lifts running in October. This will be followed by several of the major resorts mid November. Breckenridge plans to open on November 2, “Colorado’s favourite” Winter Park on November 14 and Vail on November 16. The following week Beaver Creek “not exactly roughing it” is scheduled to open as well as Steamboat, official home of “Champagne powder”. Thanksgiving day will see skiers whizzing down the slopes of Aspen & Snowmass.
By the time the crowds arrive for Christmas and New Year the resorts will have been up and running for over a month, ready and raring to please skiers and boarders alike."
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