It’s pretty, it’s white, it’s fluffy, it’s cold. You can slide on it, you can roll in it, you can jump in it, you can eat it. It blankets the earth and makes everything a little more beautiful. It is the reason we put up with freezing temperatures, wake up at ungodly hours, and slave away all summer, saving our vacation days for winter. It’s snow! And it’s here!
Temperatures are dropping and resorts across the nation are firing up their snow guns or reporting the first signs of snow “au naturale.” Hopes are high for the rumored “Godzilla El Niño” and social media is abuzz with #winteriscoming.
Let’s take a look at some of the recent snow sightings from across the US.
@KillingtonMtn tweeted this awesome photo from their opening day on 10/18. View Killington lift tickets.
2. Wildcat Mountain
Meanwhile, over in New Hampshire, #wildcatsnowmakers have been working hard to put the white in “White Mountains.” Photo taken 10/19. View Wildcat Mountain lift tickets.
To the north, @sugarloafmaine, tweeted this aerial shot of their latest natural snowfall on 10/20. View Sugarloaf lift tickets.
4. Blue Mountain Resort
Slightly northwest of New England, in Ontario, home of @BlueMtnResort, @JenPinarski is already building snowmen! View Blue Mountain Resort lift tickets.
Old man winter has already visited Colorado and we even heard that I-70 was closed for a few hours last week.
5. Monarch Mountain
@MonarchMountain kicked things off with some solid accumulation on 10/22. View Colorado lift tickets.
6. Arapahoe Basin
At the end of last week, @Arapahoe_Basin reported 12”. Photo taken 10/23. View Arapahoe Basin lift tickets.
7. Aspen Snowmass
@AspenSnowmass had their rulers out yesterday as well. View Aspen Snowmass lift tickets.
The party didn’t stop in Colorado though. Resorts in the Southwest received some love from Mother Nature.
@TaosSkiValley tweeted this back on 10/21/2015 and they are reporting another 10 inches at the end of last week. View Taos lift tickets.
9. Arizona Snowbowl
@AZSnowbowl on 10/20/2015. View Arizona Snowbowl lift tickets.
10. Angel Fire Resort
@AngelFireResort on 10/22/2015. View Angel Fire Resort lift tickets.
11. Mammoth Mountain
Here on the West Coast, @MammothMountain has a beautiful white backdrop for their fall foliage. Photo taken 10/19/2015. View California lift tickets.
12. Whistler Blackcomb
To the north, @WhistlerBlckcmb has received a nice dusting to help celebrate their 50th anniversary. Photo taken 10/21/2015. View Whistler Blackcomb lift tickets.
This better be a decent season in North America. I can’t afford another trip to Japan where all the snow seems to be going the past few years. But, I don’t think my psyche can take a 4th straight bad year here on this side of the planet.
Here’s to hoping El Nino brings the goods this winter!
Here’s to the white fluffy fun stuff falling in large amounts across all parts of the country this season (especially the Sierras!)
I bet those Arizona/New Mexico resorts have great years, Taos here we come baby!
Color me cautiously optimistic. I visited Oregon this summer and saw Mt. Hood as bare as I’ve ever seen it. That said, they’re getting snow today!