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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Arapahoe Basin received some accumulation all the way down to the parking lot on Friday!

2. Copper Mountain

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Meanwhile, it was a full on blizzard at Copper Mountain.

3. Crested Butte

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Nothing like a white backdrop to really set off the fall foliage at Crested Butte.

4. Purgatory

Purgatory looks like a white shark tooth in a sea of green and gold.

5. Snowmass

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360° of white from the top of Snowmass.

6. Loveland

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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.

7. Silverton

Silverton, CO looks to the be the biggest winner with enough snow to go out and get some September face shots!


8. Snowbird

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Scenic tram rides at Snowbird included a snowy view of the Wasatch.

9. Solitude

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Solitude tweeted this gorgeous photo just as the storm was moving out on Friday.

10. Alta

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Alta is ready to party at the bottom of Wildcat.

11. Snowbasin

It was bluebird at Snowbasin yesterday.


12. Arizona Snowbowl

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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Winter at the top of the tram. #todayinthetetons #jacksonhole #jhdreaming

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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.


14. Whistler

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Whistler Blackcomb has been no stranger to early season snow this year.

15. Lake Louise

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Lake Louise was giving meaning to the phrase “Great White North”.

Honorable Mention

16. Sunday River

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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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