Today is Friday, September 15th, 2023, and Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, Colorado is sporting a gorgeous dusting of summer snowfall.
Arapahoe Basin is a perennial favorite to be the first ski area open in North America each season. With peak elevations exceeding 13,000 feet above sea level, summer snow isn't uncommon, but it's something to celebrate, nonetheless!
Check out the webcam image of A-Basin's Montezuma Bowl captured earlier this morning:
It's not much, but even a light dusting of frosty flakes should provide relief for a skier's eyes yearning for winter.
Arapahoe Basin technically picked up their first snowfall earlier this week when snow accumulated on the highest peaks of the ski area's famous East Wall. This storm, however, is the first time we've seen snow actually fall on trails.
Check out a few more photos pulled from Arapahoe Basin's webcams at 9:15AM ET on Friday, September 15th, 2023:
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We've midway through September, and it's not completely unreasonable to think that Arapahoe Basin could be open in as little as one month.
In fact, neighboring ski area Loveland and Arapahoe Basin opened in 2009 on October 7th and October 9th, respectively. That season was jumpstarted by a series of early-Autumn blizzards.
The Powder Trending News team will have our eyes and ears focused towards Colorado over the coming weeks for any news about opening dates.
Get ready, friends. Winter is coming!
Interested in seeing more pictures of first snows of the season? Click here for our running list of major ski resort's first snowfalls from across the continent.
Arapahoe Basin Ski Area Stats/Info:
Vertical: 2,530 ft.
Skiable Terrain: 1,428 ac.
Average Snowfall: 350 in.
Night Skiing: NO
Mega-Pass: Ikon, Mountain Collective
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