A dusting of snow in the mountains early Monday morning raised the hopes and hearts of winter enthusiasts across Colorado. Snow acknowledgments were passed along by Colorado Ski Country USA, Loveland Ski Area, Arapahoe Basin, Winter Park Resort and Copper Mountain, among other ski areas and resorts.

Unfortunately the snow appeared only above about 11,000 feet elevation and was followed by several days of eighty-degree weather in Denver. Some high peaks received as much as one inch of snow, but for most areas it was a dusting. But it definitely a start – and with the official beginning of fall tomorrow, skiers, riders and other winter sport enthusiasts are hoping for more cold, wet weather.
Another indication that snowy weather is approaching – the Colorado Department of Transportation has closed Mount Evans Road from Summit Lake to the summit for the season.

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