Ullr, the Norse god of snow, is considered by many skiers and snowboarders to be a crucial piece of the snowfall puzzle. It is not uncommon to see groups of college students in a snow-starved region burning skis and drinking beers in his name to try and bring snow back to their favorite resorts.
This year, it appears that Ullr is smiling upon North America. This weekend, he stopped by many resorts across the Western US and Canada to provide them with more than a dusting of the white stuff.
1. Arapahoe Basin
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Accumulating quickly here!! 6:00pm snapshot. #cowx #snow #colorado #abasin pic.twitter.com/A0vhWoJPVM
— Arapahoe Basin (@Arapahoe_Basin) September 24, 2016
Arapahoe Basin received some accumulation all the way down to the parking lot on Friday!
2. Copper Mountain
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#snow! ?: @trippfayphoto pic.twitter.com/jaI9LAdNVu
— Copper Mountain (@CopperMtn) September 24, 2016
Current status: ❄️??
?: @trippfayphoto pic.twitter.com/Dtu72hpToQ
— Copper Mountain (@CopperMtn) September 24, 2016
Meanwhile, it was a full on blizzard at Copper Mountain.
3. Crested Butte
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Winter is right around the corner! pic.twitter.com/shZh1KvG0Q
— Crested Butte (@skicrestedbutte) September 24, 2016
Nothing like a white backdrop to really set off the fall foliage at Crested Butte.
It's still coming down up here! #snow pic.twitter.com/EBPyNAps61
— Purgatory Resort (@skipurg) September 24, 2016
Purgatory looks like a white shark tooth in a sea of green and gold.
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You guys! It's snowing!
Photo taken right this minute from our Snowmass roundshot cam. See for yourself at https://t.co/elD7Ofo8Bs pic.twitter.com/nFp7mjgVke
— Aspen Snowmass (@AspenSnowmass) September 23, 2016
360° of white from the top of Snowmass.
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One day closer to Opening Day. ? @dustinschaefer #cowx #snow #colorado #openingday #racetoopen pic.twitter.com/C7Qc3bJbSH
— Loveland Ski Area (@LovelandSkiArea) September 25, 2016
Mother Nature covered us with snow last night! ? @dustinschaefer #cowx #snow #lovelandskiarea #ski #snowboard #colorado pic.twitter.com/Mmhal6FDll
— Loveland Ski Area (@LovelandSkiArea) September 24, 2016
Loveland’s snowmaking system is scheduled to go live in just 4 days, but they were happy to get a little help from Ullr this weekend.
Faceshots and baseshots TODAY 9-24-16 on the upper mountain.Yes the photos were from today & the snowpack is thin, but stoke is stoke! pic.twitter.com/bPqUHugRAg
— Silverton Mountain (@SilvertonMtn) September 24, 2016
Silverton, CO looks to the be the biggest winner with enough snow to go out and get some September face shots!
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More snow and we're ever closer to opening day! #cantstopwontstop #snowday Photo: @Chris_Segal pic.twitter.com/eymvjvXVlo
— Snowbird (@Snowbird) September 25, 2016
Scenic tram rides at Snowbird included a snowy view of the Wasatch.
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#FindSolitude | #BigCottonwoodCanyon #saltlakecity #utah #skiutah #snow #ski #skiing #snowboard #snowboarding #view… pic.twitter.com/2V0jwpWeYM
— Solitude Mtn Resort (@SkiSolitude) September 23, 2016
Solitude tweeted this gorgeous photo just as the storm was moving out on Friday.
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Boom! Welcome snow. Let's party! #alta #ski #snow #stoked #winter pic.twitter.com/pFaOrU47qT
— Alta Ski Area (@AltaSkiArea) September 23, 2016
Alta is ready to party at the bottom of Wildcat.
It's a #bluebird day at #snowbasinresort. The high Peaks are blanketed with #snow, the lea… https://t.co/B2WARjHjmS pic.twitter.com/q1rSb2pu0Y
— Snowbasin Resort (@snowbasinresort) September 25, 2016
It was bluebird at Snowbasin yesterday.
12. Arizona Snowbowl
#Snow spotted on the peaks! @CoconinoNF pic.twitter.com/q444S6O6Yq
— Arizona Snowbowl (@AZSnowbowl) September 23, 2016
Arizona might not be the first place that comes to mind when of when you think of winter, but Arizona Snowbowl was rocking a white summit on Friday.
13. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
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Whiteout conditions and what looks to be about 6-8 inches of fresh at the top of the Jackson Hole Tram.
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Looking more wintry up at the top of Whistler!! #whistlerblackcomb pic.twitter.com/zTXK7rcLPq
— Rich Marriott (@rtmarriott) September 23, 2016
Whistler Blackcomb has been no stranger to early season snow this year.
15. Lake Louise
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Snow piling up in Lake Louise as winter comes early to the mountains https://t.co/XRzy7gsp67 pic.twitter.com/SwG4DhjWoz
— CBC Calgary (@CBCCalgary) September 20, 2016
Lake Louise was giving meaning to the phrase “Great White North”.
16. Sunday River
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Snowgun test complete. Next up, New England Pass deadline on October 10: https://t.co/oGNWkzZKAP #winteriscoming pic.twitter.com/VWZk5a6vQn
— Sunday River (@sundayriver) September 24, 2016
Sunday River is not waiting around for Ullr to bring them some snow. They fired up a test of their snowmaking system on Saturday to make sure they are ready when the temps drop.
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