As we move into mid-October and as Summer is now in the rear view, we are in a transition period.
Many mountains peaks have received dustings of snow that now contrast vividly with the Fall colors. The ski patrol at Silverton, CO ski even had what I think to be the first powder shots of the 2015-16 ski and snowboard season. Not a bad way to start off October.
Now we can start thinking about the “Race to open”, usually snowmakers race between Arapahoe Basin and Loveland ski areas. But you never know as sometimes an east coast resort sneaks in the steal the Colorado resorts glory.
So for now, I am anticipating the weather turning chilly and moisture descending as snow. Until then, I will be attending the latest ski premiers and trying to figure what skis I need to add to my quiver.