No. Friggin’. Way. It’s early October, but at least one skier is already making powder turns at Silverton, Colorado.
— Silverton Mountain (@SilvertonMtn) October 6, 2015
Silverton Mountain shared the image on its Instagram and Facebook page. It was also shared by OpenSnow.com, one of the leading snow forecasting services in the United States.
The report on facebook states:
FROM TODAY! El Gordo (The Big One) continues to ramp up this winter with heavy snow again at Silverton Mountain, Colorado! The largest winter storm of the season provided some lucky ski and snowboard patrollers the opportunity to jump on the chairlift today and make some early turns. Didn’t want to let OpenSnow down, since Joel was forecasting skiing in Silverton today. #silvertonmtn The The North Face K2 SkisBackcountry Access, Inc., DAKINE Red Bull #faceshotsandbaseshots photo of Jon Jay by John Shocklee
Plenty of commenters doubted the shot was taken today, one even referencing a CDOT webcam shot of the dry base area.
To that, Silverton responded: “That is 3000′ lower. I did not claim that we skied to the base.”
You certainly can see snow high on the peaks in the background, but we’d also love to see a photo of the bottom of his skis after what must have been some very thin conditions!
Looks like the ski stoke is really beginning to build in the Rockies even though most areas won’t open until well into November or later depending on weather. Think snow!