It seems like it’s happening everywhere now. Cold storms are marching through North America and Europe and teasing the sh#t outta skiers. Reality may reveal that we aren’t likely skiing for another 60 days. Yet, you never know. Many of us have skied balls deep powder in October. It’s not unheard of…
So, is all this early snow a sign? Maybe. There’s a lotta years where zones get early snows that melt away and have absolutely zero effect on the ski season. On the dark side, some zones like Colorado can get completely hosed by early snows. In CO, an early snow can mean a rotten, persistent, weak layer in the snowpack that lasts until spring.
Regardless of what these early snows will actually signify, they’ll do one thing for certain: get us fired up for ski season.
Suck it Summer, Winter is Coming.