Winter is Here: Western Snow in Photos

Ready or not, the snowy cold has arrived. Over the last week, snow blanketed parts of the western United States. And last night, storms dumped on Colorado.

Western Snow in Photos
Snow in Breckenridge on Oct. 2; photo by Lowell McCoy

As early snowstorms go, the latest round in the west is hefty. More than 12 inches fell in Breckenridge, Colo., last night. Check out the porch above, and town shot below!

Early Snowfall Totals

This round, Steamboat Springs is the big winner. As of Monday morning, the resort above the town of some 12,000 residents showed nearly 20 inches of fresh powder on its snow stake cam.

Arapahoe Basin, below, showed a heap of snow at 2:00 a.m. There’s no way to tell how much, but the resort says the “Flaming ‘A’ Logo” is 18 inches high. It’s solidly buried.

This latest snow in Colorado pushes winter further south after a storm hit the northern Rockies earlier. Skiers took some low-tide turns last week in Wyoming, as seen in this shot below.

Yes, I’m that guy who went skiing against all good advice in September. And glad I did…

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Of course, the U.S. isn’t the only place getting hit. Check out what’s going on in British Columbia!

So get ready for ski trips and pow days, America. Like it or not, winter is on the way.